Want more Zach Snyder stuff? Army of the Dead drops today

Still not sick of zombie flicks yet? Here's one more for you.

by Justin Choo

The premise for the Army of the Dead is simple, and thankfully, it’s not like it’s trying to be anything different. There’s a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, and what better time to pull off a heist? Former war hero and zombie-killing expert Scott Ward (Bautista) gets an offer to pull off an unlikely heist.

With an epic score of $200 million and a $50 million reward dangling in front of his eyes, our protagonist puts together a team to make the ultimate Hail Mary gamble – venturing deep into the quarantine zone filled with zombies. It would be a walk in the park for a seasoned vet, except that these aren’t your usual run of the mill riff-raff. They’re smarter, more organised, and way quicker than they need to be. It’d be kind of like playing Resident Evil Mercenaries mode where every opponent is twice as quick, and there are a lot more of them.

And because Zack Snyder is to human movement what Michael Bay is to explosions, we can expect plenty of physically driven, over-the-top action. Given the against all odds (and numbers) nature of the plot, this could well be 300 revisited with Zombies – and in Vegas, baby. With a happier ending, perhaps? Or will they go out with a bang? Either way, go big or go home. Army of the Dead is out now on Netflix.