On a technical level, this is amazing. Visually stricking, haunting and beautiful. But, as a form to tell a meaningful story, it falls short. The pacing kills, it was painful to watch.
This could have easily taken the easy route; throw a bunch of zombies in a WW2 setting and make ti cheap and campy. I would have have been happy, but might not have been good, but nothing that would be worth watching more than once.
Instead, they committed to make a full on WW2 film, with heart-pounding action, shocking levels of violence, and top-notch violence. And then to make it even better, a secret Nazi lab is uncovered and the…
Damn near every minute of this film made me smile. It is mostly innocent fun hilarity from start to finish. But, seriously, is no one going to address the fact Ariel was beat-up by her adult boyfriend?!?!?! After that my wife was furious with every character that just ignored her black eye. I also feel a lot of the more serious topics that were possible talked about between students and adults were just cut. Parts of this film felt very…