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David Bautista in Army of the Dead

David Bautista in Army of the Dead
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Zack Snyder’s new Netflix Zombie action flix Army of the Dead premiered Friday, May 21, on the streaming service.

The film starts with a military convoy outside of Las Vegas that gets into an accident while transporting dangerous Cargo. When the cargo breaks free, the outbreak begins. The Zombies are confined to the Las Vegas area, which is closed off and heavily guarded so that no one can get in. Scott Ward (David Batista) is presented with an opportunity to retrieve a multi-million dollar fortune from one of the casinos inside the zombie quarantine zone. He must assemble a team, bypass hidden traps, crack the safe to get the money, and escape to the helicopter to safety. There’s just one problem: there’s only a few hours to get in and get out before a nuclear bomb destroys Las Vegas.

One of Snyder’s strongest assets as a director is worldbuilding through atmosphere by designing film sets that are aesthetically engaging for the viewer. He also does a fantastic job introducing characters. While It takes a little too long in Army of the Dead, it is fun getting to know everyone and what they bring to the mission.

And 2/3 of the movie really works and is a lot of fun, but…

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