First Glance: “Army of the Dead”


Zack Snyder has been making entertainment headlines everywhere lately following the long awaited release of his epic “Justice League” director’s cut. But he has had another movie in the pipe, “Army of the Dead”. We got our first tease several weeks ago and now we get our first full look at this upcoming Netflix action-horror flick. Snyder directs, co-writes, and shoots what is a Las Vegas-set zombie heist movie and potential franchise launcher.

Dave Bautista leads a band of down-on-their-luck mercenaries who are hired to swipe $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the zombie-infested Las Vegas strip. The have a 32-hour window to grab the loot and get out of the city. “This should be a simple in-and-out,” they’re told by their employer (played by the always good Hiroyuki Sanada). Yea right. Turns out these aren’t your garden variety undead. They’re smart, agile, organized, and they have a ZOMBIE TIGER! The trailer shows Snyder swinging for the fences with this crazy, hyper-violent, self-aware romp. And it all plays out to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”. I’m sold.

“Army of the Dead” opens May 21st in select theaters and streaming on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

6 thoughts on “First Glance: “Army of the Dead”

  1. Dave Bautista cooking burgers, killing zombies with a gang of badasses, and to the music of Kenny Rogers? Yeah, I’m sold. I don’t hate Zack Snyder. Yeah, he’s more of a stylist than a filmmaker but… he at least knows to put in some fun and I did like his version of Justice League way more than the theatrical version despite its flaws. Now that is COUNTRY MUSIC!

    • It’s funny, I’m not a huge Snyder guy. But I thoroughly loved all three of his DC movies. I’ve generally liked his other stuff but never fell head-over-heels for it. This looks like a silly, ultra-violent, ultra-fun blast! I’m really pumped for it.

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