Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead ★★★½

Here we have Oceans 11 with zombies. 
I’m not a huge fan of the hyper fast, overly strong variety of the undead. I just don’t find them as compelling to watch. That being said, all the effects are extremely well done and never pull you out of the experience…the looong ass experience.

I continue to be impressed by Dave Bautista, and his presence in action films. He is becoming a natural for this type of film, and is the standout character in a cast of many. A few too many side plots are crammed into what should have been a much tighter and succinct screenplay.

A lot of people are going to see this with it being on Netflix, and it’s surprising to me that such a gory film will be so easily accessible to millions. But hey, that’s cinema today. I’m not going to complain. I envy some of the 10 to 12-year-olds who will stumble upon this on their parents' Netflix account and see a zombie tiger chew a man’s face off. I could only look at crazy looking VHS cover art at that age and imagine in my head that type of carnage.

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