In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to check our weapons and decide which one of us is most important to the mission as we review Zack Snyder’s latest film “Army of the Dead”…
Over the past 20 years, Zack Snyder has become one of the most polarizing directors in the film industry, especially after he managed to remake an all-time classic like “Dawn of the Dead” and live to tell about it with horror fans actually embracing his idea about zombies invading a mall just like George A. Romero’s classic version from the 1970s.
After the success he found with that film, Snyder decided he wanted to stick around the same genre so in 2007, he signed onto direct a movie called “Army of the Dead,” which focused on a father heading into a quarantined zombie hot zone in Las Vegas to rescue his daughter. Snyder fell in love with the material but studios weren’t exactly rushing to fund his post-apocalyptic vision for the future, which involved ever-evolving zombies who weren’t just mindless killing machines.
Snyder eventually had to put his next zombie movie on hold as he took over the DC film universe with movies such as “Man of Steel” and “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” but he never forgot about his zombie roots.
Finally, Netflix decided to fund Snyder’s dream project, which meant he got the budget he needed for a film that would showcase a rag-tag team of soldiers and specialists sent into a Las Vegas taken over by the zombie horde in order to steal a massive amount of money just hiding under the world famous Strip.
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to check our weapons and decide which one of us is most important to the mission as we review the 2021 film “Army of the Dead”…
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