Zack Snyder's long-awaited zombie heist film finally arrived on Netflix and people are calling it one of the filmmaker's best creations yet.
Netflix finally dropped Zack Snyder's action-packed zombie heist film 'Army Of The Dead,' and it has gotten everyone talking.
Critics and audience who loved the movie so much can not stop praising Snyder for a job very well done.
'Army Of The Dead' follows a group of mercenaries who tries to rob a casino vault in Las Vegas in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.
The film reunites Snyder with his first love. The acclaimed director made his feature film debut in the 2004 remake of the classic zombie film 'Dawn of the Dead.'
However, this is not Snyder's regular reunion with the undead. Unlike in the 'Dawn of The Dead,' the zombies in 'Army Of The Dead' are incredibly fast. Even scarier, they are astonishingly smart and organized. The film stars former WWE superstar Dave Bautista as the group leader of the heist team who goes on the deadly mission.
It is hard enough to conduct a heist, but imagine doing it in the middle of a zombie outbreak, amidst a horde of an intelligent horde of the undead?
This very same premise, plus Snyder's incredible screen storytelling, made the film receive a lot of praise.
Reviews from film critics vary (as they always do). Some movie critics say that the film started with a punch and got boring and dragging in the middle.
However, those who loved it calls it one of Snyder's best creations yet.
"It is clear that Zack Snyder was given full control... telling one of, if not his best story yet,"- discussing film wrote.
Associated Press describes the film as "expertly paced and with top-notch special effects, "Army of the Dead" is a popcorn zombie movie for our time. Long live the undead."
It is very clear that the film is a viewer pleaser. It clocks in at 2 hours and 28 minutes. It uses a hip and upbeat soundtrack over action sequences. It is one of those films that you would love to watch with your friends and family.
So, what does the audience think of the film? Initial reactions within 24 hours of the show's release were mostly positive. Take a look at them below.
Army of the dead era gave us one of the best on set Zack Snyder contents and that is something beautiful to me pic.twitter.com/9ugrjuNJ4J— Stark (@StarkJeweIs) May 21, 2021
Army of the Dead (2021) : Not the one what I expected from Zack but surely not the disappointing one either. Pretty good movie and has some really good moments and as usual with some Zack signature style. It was Good watch ✌️— Charan (@C_R__11) May 21, 2021
Just finished watching Army of the Dead.— 𝐏𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 (@Massive_Peace) May 21, 2021
It was really freakin fun and the action was amazing!
Great choice of soundtrack, and I really love what they did with the zombies.
The movie started off great, but it gradually started showing it's problems near the end- pic.twitter.com/Lb0wpH6sP0
ARMY OF THE DEAD is an absolute blast, carrying a soundtrack of the year candidate and plenty of laughs. It features all the supreme gore that a zombie heist film needs while also existing as a @DaveBautista showcase. Turns out Netflix and Zack Snyder are long lost lovers. pic.twitter.com/hMDhErVlq6— Dan Buffa (@buffa82) May 19, 2021
When Army of the Dead beats Extraction’s Netflix record and they don’t hide the stats and analytics pic.twitter.com/pzJCr3shQZ— 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖Ʊ𝗥𝗬 of the Dead (@theSNYDERVERSE) May 18, 2021
ARMY OF THE DEAD is good, wholesome zombie fun. It's already super long and drags a little, but if we complain enough I bet we can still get a 4-hour version.— Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) May 21, 2021
It could have been a little faster paced but that's a personal preference more than a genuine critique.— Stanley Gucci 🍸 (@ZonedPhantom) May 21, 2021
It isn't a long movie by any measure but I guess since it's not a Tik Tok clip people can't focus and watch it in one go anymore. 🤡🔫
"Army Of The Dead is supposed to be fun".— All Things Zack Snyder (@AllThingsSnyder) May 20, 2021
No, it's supposed to be what Zack Snyder wants it to be. It's literally his original idea.
And in what universe is a zombie movie heist *not* fun anyway?— Fevin Krost (@Kev_Kev_93) May 20, 2021
Warner Brothers previously owned the rights to 'Army of the Dead,' but after WB refused to spend a huge amount of money on another zombie film, Netflix came in and rescued the project with a $90 million budget.
“They [Warner Brothers] didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a zombie movie or just didn’t take it that seriously. I was always like, ‘Look guys, this is more than just a zombie movie,’ but it fizzled out," Snyder told Entertainment Weekly.
Haven't seen 'Army of the Dead' yet? Head over to Netflix now!