Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead ★★

Fitfully, stupidly entertaining (like Michael Bay's equally expensive, and equally dopey, Netflix action flick 6 UNDERGROUND), this wastes some appealing actors and undercooked ideas (a hierarchy of zombies isn't a bad one, but why must they roar like JURASSIC PARK dinosaurs?) before dying in a series of dodges and potential retcons in its closing stretch. As it's the linchpin for a whole new Snyderverse, cobbled together from every shuffling corpse movie plus the ALIEN and FAST AND THE FURIOUS series and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, it's not near dead but two more hours of footage won't revive this one.