in about 100 words or less
US 148m, Colour
Director: Zack Snyder; Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahunt
Army of the Dead is a comedic ensemble-style zombie genre film about a group of mercenaries who plan and execute a casino heist within the quarantined borders of Las Vegas. If zombies were not enough of a headache, the crew is faced with nuclear annihilation as the United States government has imminent plans to nuke the city and resolve the zombie infestation once and for all. While there are plenty of over-the-top comedic moments of gore in this action film, the fun is too often spoiled by forced family drama and cliched character traits (Klaus Ming December 2021).