When i saw that Zack Snyder made a zombie film, starring Dave Bautista, I was intrigued. Then the trailer dropped, and we got our first look at the film - it looked promising.
It dropped on Netflix three days ago, on the 21st of May. I didn't have time to watch it when it dropped, so I waited until Saturday to watch it. So how was it? Did it sink its teeth into my attention, or would it be a dead view?
Initially, things were promising. The opening scene was good, although the soldiers in the scene made some extremely stupid decisions. "Fine, it's a film. I'll let it slide", was my thought. The rest of the film can only be described as awful. Truly awful. The characters are not likeable at all, and even when most of them die, I didn't feel anything. "Oh, that person died? I don't care, I am so bored!"
The film stars Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, a mercenary and the founder of a mercenary group called Las Vengeance. Other people in the cast include Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Thoe Rossi and Matthias Schweighöfer. Other cast members include Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt and Tig Notaro, who was cast in place of the actor who had to be let go due to allegations of less than good stuff.
The entire city of Las Vegas has been walled off due to a zombie outbreak. Mr Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) enters a diner that Scott Ward works at, and gives him a proposition: Help him steal 200 million dollars from an underground bank vault, and he will be paid $50 million. After his initial hesitation, Scott agrees to do it. He gathers his team, and they attempt the heist of a lifetime. However, dangers lurk in the shadows. Dangers that are known as Alpha's, which are a new breed of smart zombies.. Yes, you read that right: Smart zombies. The entire point of zombies is that they are mindless drones, whose sole desire is to eat anything that lives, so making a new type of "smart zombies" is just absolutely ridiculous!
I will give credit to the makeup team. They did an excellent job with the Alpha's. They look great! They even include a tiger AND a horse, which are pretty well made. The film has a lot.. And I mean a LOT of gore. However, a lot of gore doesn't make a film any good. I was extremely bored throughout the film, which is a very bad sign.
As a whole, the film gets a 5/10