Army of the Dead (2021) was on my 2020 watch list (in the Probably Won’t Watch section), but we all know what happened to 2020, so it wasn’t released to Netflix until recently, which they could’ve done in 2020.
Not being a huge zombie fan, as it’s always the same thing over and over, and I was feeling lazy about finding something else to watch, I embarked on the two-hour twenty-eight-minute journey, thinking (as I do a lot lately) that I can find something else to watch if it isn’t hitting it for me. Whoa, I’m glad it started messy because I would’ve missed one of the most splattery gore-fest made.
Having a large budget for a film can make a difference, and the effects are spectacular. I don’t think I’ve seen a movie with this much gore in a long time, so that part of me was satisfied, though some of the CGI was dumb; i.e., Tig’s cigarillo smoke and there’s some other stuff that was just as bad, but I didn’t focus on it too much.
I was also happy with the level of acting. Many zombie films have the acting level of bad 80s porn (if there’s such a thing as good). And it actually had a story and not just zombies eating the brains, giving an interesting twist to the genre that actually made me like zombies. Since I hate spoilers, I’m going to leave it at that.
If you are looking for a great twist to the zombie genre, watch Army of the Dead. I gave it 4.5 out of 5 Stars.