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Wow, the third act is abysmal. With the introduction of Zombie fetus, yes, there is a Zombie Fetus—things go downhill. Snyder lives for excessive storytelling and stuffing as many insignificant details into his stories as possible. Like why is there a Zombie baby? It’s things like this that kill the pacing and extends the runtime way past its welcome. The first act feels like an hour, and the second act feels like an hour, and the third act is 30 minutes, and that’s the film.
The characters are the best part—with Coyote (Nora Arnezeder), Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer), and Vanderhoe (Omari Hardwick) as my personal faves. So much time is devoted to meeting them just for all of them at the beginning for them to be killed off in less than 15 minutes toward the end. It’s so anti-climactic and disappointing.
Army of the Dead feels like a three and half hour movie cut down to two and a half hours because Zack Synder ran out of time and budget. I know there is a better, 100-minute movie in there somewhere, but that third act is unforgivable.
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