Katie Walsh’s review published on Letterboxd:
"The zombie genre has always been a Trojan horse for talking about the ills that plague our society. While Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” espouses an “us vs. them” mentality that was part of our cultural fabric and collective fear at the time, “Army of the Dead” is a film largely about the trauma that’s left behind after the zombie invasion (or any mass death event), as the survivors reckon with what they’ve done and whether or not they’ve processed their grief and personal loss. Bautista allows that burden to weigh heavily on his frame and face, and despite the insane odds of his mission, which becomes more and more absurdly meaningless as it progresses, Scott still manages a sliver of hope.
In the realm of the mere mortal (and the undead), Snyder thrives. His zombie films are incredibly violent and desperately bleak, but there’s something rather hopeful to be found in the sheer survival instincts of these flawed human beings who just want to stay alive in a terrible, terrible world for some reason. We can all relate."