|Army Of The Dead (2021)|
|Cast:||Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Ana De La Reguera, Hiroyuki Sanada|
|Release Date:||14 May 2021|
Army of the Dead Plot:
After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, Scott Ward is asked by Bly Tanaka, a casino owner in Las Vegas to steal $200 million from his casino vault. Scott recruits a team of mercenaries to make the ultimate heist into the quarantine zone full of zombies.
Army of the Dead Review
This is Zack Snyder‘s version of Suicide Squad punched into the Zombieland world. Guns, blood, fire, & casino glory make up this crazy zombie ride that is a perfect fun watch during the pandemic second wave. Army of the Dead is not your traditional zombie film where it is more an epidemic & people struggle for cure/survival. It is more of a comical world where zombies are smart, fast & actually knows how to fight; oh & did I mention they are quite civilized & have well physique?
The story as shared by Zack Snyder himself in an interview, was written right after Dawn of the Dead was a success. The first thing, to begin with, this film doesn’t follow the genre completely yet it tries to do justice to it in its own way. A zombie concept never explored before where the dead have a kingdom- a ruler, where the ‘undead’ can conceive & many new things.
From the very beginning to the end, the director made sure to keep a glorifying tone to the film no matter what they show. So when you are seeing the bloodfest in Las Vegas, you actually enjoy the scenes. The idea of a heist in the middle of a zombie apocalypse is completely new to this genre that people saw for the first time, even then it has many flaws. But you don’t watch a ‘zombie-slasher’ movie with many expectations; you watch it to simply feel the adrenaline rush. This movie is also similar.
Dave Bautista as Scott Ward was a very interesting & sincere hero for this film & he did his part perfectly. Snyder also gave a good history to his main character. Good thing was that this character was real & he was not invincible. We get to see Huma Qureshi & although she had a small part, we loved her. The others did more or less good according to the story. It was good to see Ella Purnell after a long time. The cast was fresh & the team was good although they lacked a bond among themselves needed to survive the zombie battle.
Just like last year’s Netflix release “Extraction”, “Army of the Dead” is a similar high budget release that is solely for entertainment purposes. You don’t expect an image after watching such action films. Although this film does not have any after-watch value still Zack Snyder’s signature cinematography, amazing camera work, beautiful visuals & presentation of the genre film in a new way is sure to give you 2hrs 28 mins of thrill & crazy ride. Don’t forget about the zombie tiger you saw in the trailer!