While watching the Army of the Dead film, you will remember Shah Rukh Khan’s movie ‘Happy New Year’. The plan to loot billions of rupees from a large vault and the formation of a team for this is also seen in the Army of the Dead. The dance contest track was added to the story of the Happy New Year film, here is the background of Zombie.
The zombie dramedy has been described as a fun ride by many early reviewers of the movie. Collider’s critic Vinnie Mancuso tweeted, “You absolutely feel the runtime towards the end but honestly, #ArmyOfTheDead rips. Just let Zack Snyder keep making zombie movies!”
The story is of an American city called Las Vegas, which is completely occupied by zombies. The city has been sealed from all sides and the government plans to destroy the city by dropping atomic bombs.
Las Vegas has $ 200 million in the vault of a casino. Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) is tasked with stealing it. He makes a team and goes there to rob them. He has thousands of zombies in his path which his team has to compete with.
Zack Snyder has taken a lot of responsibility for this film. He is the producer, director, writer and cinematography. There is nothing new in the story. Many films have been made on this type of story. We have seen in many films about teaming for loot and each character has some special feature. The story of the Army of the Dead runs on three tracks. The fight with the zombies, the vaulting of the vault, and the emotional relationship between Scott Ward and his daughter.
The best of these three tracks is the right track with the zombie. Thousands of zombies are killed. The rashes of his head fly like a burst of watermelon. Carcasses of blood and flesh fly around. A lion is also a zombie and he brutally murders a person. A zombie is smashed between two doors. There are many such scenes that people who dislike bloodshed can hardly see, but those who like the movie of zombies will like it. The director has also worked hard on this part and kept more footage.
As far as the vault opening and looting track are concerned, the adventure is missing. There is nothing new. Everything gets done easily, no hitch, no difficulty, so it seems a little uninteresting.
The love-hate relationship is shown by Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) and his daughter does not tear out. These days the trend is that even humans who look and act like superheroes are not far from the grief and pain. There is also tension in his family life. Perhaps this is why this track has been given space.
The ending of the film is disappointing. Why? That’s why you should watch the film itself. However, in the end, a thread is left so that if the next part is formed then it will help to weave the story with the help of this thread.
Director Zack Snyder’s film, despite the newness and shortcomings in the story, can be seen once because there are many amazing scenes in it. Fighting scenes are the attraction. The film was produced on a grand scale. The set of devastating cities is tremendous. The film is filmed brilliantly. The ending would have been better and had the vandalized sequel been thrilling, the film would have reached different heights.
Dave Bautista, who played the lead role in the film, is a wrestler, a bodybuilder. His issues are worth seeing. Only such a man was needed for this role, even if he was weak in acting. Dave has handled this responsibility properly. Dave’s daughter is played by Ella Purnell. His face is expressive and he has done great acting. Raul Castillo, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi also impress. Yes, Indian actress Huma Qureshi has also appeared in this film. The role is small, but she has managed to make her presence felt.
The Army of the Dead can be viewed with little hope. Big movie fun gives it in small parts.