Say what you want about the lo-mo blood sprays and 1960s-era Canon Dream lenses characteristic of Zack Snyder’s films, but his new “zombie heist” film isn’t that bad as far as
walking running dead movies go.
I caught Army of the Dead last weekend at the local Cinemark (although it is available on Netflix), as I just like movies and they are all but empty these days, with your closest neighbor sitting 75 feet away, and I really liked it.
Besides the 8-minute opening sequence (that should have been the film itself) there was lots of good, semi-accurate gunplay with a great variety of top-shelf hardware on display. The on-screen guns include all the sexy stuff with tons of 10-inch barreled MK18ish builds seen alongside a chrome/nickel-plated M92 with a Krinkov-style triangle buttstock, an IWI Tavor, an FN SCAR with attached 40mm FN40GL, M2 BMGs set to full rock-and-roll, and an HK MP7, among others.
Further, the actors had to run through a mini “boot camp” ala John Wick/Saving Private Ryan where they spent a full week drilling “on weapons nomenclature, gun handling, stance, weapon manipulation, moving with a weapon, and working as a cohesive unit.” Let’s be honest, this is more training than most of the county’s gun owners seek out.
In the end, it isn’t a game-changing film, but it was at least entertaining. If you are into guns, or zombies, or both, you could do far worse.