For the past couple of years, I haven’t been too thrilled about any Zombie Apocalyptic-themed movies or shows. Outside of ‘The Walking Dead’ making a guest appearance on my television from time to time, my enthusiasm to check for watching the end of the world entertainment hasn’t been the same. The movie ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ tried its best to make a comeback after a decade, but didn’t live up to the ten years of anticipation. Notably, the last movie that kept me glued to my theatre seat before its eventual decline was the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise that at least gave them a closing film, ‘The Final Chapter. It seemed like dealing with a global pandemic and vaccine conspiracies was more intriguing than to ever watch a fantasy version on film. That is until the movie, “Army of the Dead” debuted on Netflix.
The story is held in Las Vegas, Nevada where an unusual Zombie outbreak takes place and spreads like wildfire. Being as though life is about the survival of the fittest, only the strong and saved managed to make it out alive. Blocking off the affected area, folks are forced to live in safe zones and quarantine camps in captivity. With millions of dollars stored in a casino and a nuke scheduled to blow the city into oblivion, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by going into the danger zone to pull the biggest heist of their lives! Director Zack Snyder has a star-studded cast by the likes of Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, and Omari Hardwick to tell a story of family, teamwork, and greed. This movie is very reminiscent of the cult classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’, only difference is that they volunteered to put themselves in harm’s way to secure the bag. From endless artillery action to breathtaking graphics, this movie is a must-see if you’re seeking a thrill perfect for your living room.