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Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Teaser Looks Like ‘Suicide Squad’ Mashed Up with ‘World War Z’

Army of the Dead
Credit: CLAY ENOS/NETFLIX © 2021

Netflix dropped a teaser trailer to give us our first look at Zack Snyder’s new take on the ‘Army of the Dead.’

Steering away from a gritty grounded Romero approach to the ‘Dead’ films, Snyder’s take feels glossy and a bit more like ‘Suicide Squad’ meets ‘World War Z’ meets ‘Oceans 11.’ Phew. That’s a lot to take in. The teaser certainly gives off those kind of vibes more than any classic Romero flick and most likely that is because this film actually had a bigger budget than those films clocking in at $70 million.

And you know something….that is ok!

In my opinion some of the best zombies films are ones that have comedic themes. Not saying that ‘Army of the Dead’ IS a comedic film but it definitely feels more light hearted and upbeat. We lived through a very serious take on the zombie genre for years with ‘The Walking Dead’ and sprinkling in a more upbeat fast pace fun zombie film is great. The last thing I think the world needs right now is a bleak depressing take on the zombie sub-genre.

SYSNOPSIS:
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Michael Cassidy, and Garret Dillahunt. Story by Zack Snyder Screenplay by Zack Snyder & Shay Hatten and Joby Harold

‘Army of the Dead’ invades Netflix on May 21.