Army of the Dead Review: Movie
Writer, Director: Jack Snyder
Artists: Dave Bouttista, Ella Parlane, Ana Dilla Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Matthias Schweighofer, Huma Qureshi and Hiroyuki Sanada
Army of the Dead Review: Jack Snyder is Hollywood’s Salman Khan. Once committed, you do not even listen to yourself. They make what they want to make a film. And, his fans are also like Salman’s fans. Exactly in ‘Bhakta’ mode. Ever heard of a film, that a film has been re-released by a studio under pressure from the fans of a technician and that too in the name of the director’s version. Four years after ‘Justice League’, the ‘Just League League Critters’ was released and Netflix released ‘Army of the Dead’ just after that. Netflix likes big names. And, this fact is now understood even to these big-name stars. They contract for three films with Netflix. A film is made in some manner and the other two paste it. Here companies like Dharmatic and Red Chillies are doing this, where Jack Snyder is in this mode. On the backdrop of which the film ‘Army of the Dead’ is made, a series of work has also started on that.
The film ‘Army of the Dead’ is a cinema of bloodshed, noise and heaps of corpses. 15 years ago, the audience saw so much blood on the big screen for the first time in Jack Snyder’s film ‘300’. The film was also good but then Jack fell in love with the technique, not the story. Here, watch the film ‘Army of the Dead’ carefully, you will see only one or two faces in each frame. Jack has also shot and shot himself, besides writing and directing the film. They found some lenses from which the camera could blur (out of focus) the object appearing in focus, the place or everything behind the person. The director narrates the story in a film, but Jack Snyder, who is getting entangled with the technique, has paid least attention to the novelty of the story in the film ‘Army of the Dead’.
This is the story of the time when the zombies have been chased away and confined in a city. Container fences have been erected around the city. It was decided that a city should be demolished, including the zombies, by dropping an atomic bomb. And, against this backdrop, the hero of the story gets a job. Hero has old experience of fighting zombies. The rest of his life is in front of him. The job is to go to a city full of zombies and take out the immense wealth kept in the basement of a casino. The Hero forms his team. This team of all-rounders of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ type and later the film ‘Army of the Dead’ will remind you of ‘Platen of the Apes’ and sometimes some other film. If something is original, it is just that zombies are now becoming animals and understanding zombies too.
In the film ‘Army of the Dead’, Jack Snyder has tried to go beyond every limit of grunt. His ‘devotee’ fans may also like this film but if you expect two and a half hours of entertainment from this film then you may have to be disappointed. The opening of the film is strong. The idea is also bang. But when Jack Snyder starts to pursue the film like a video game, then it starts breaking with the audience. His attempt to make the film an emotional drama of a father-daughter fails because the film’s protagonist has lost his intention to show the heroism. A good script could be woven into this story without his intervention, and the film also tells Snyder that he should now come out of his own psyche. The world cannot be changed every time by insistence.
Technically Jack Snyder has tried to give the film an unlimited scope but it is meaningless to expect too much from the cast in such a backdrop. Dave still has tried a lot to handle things. The rest of the actors have also done their part, but everything else in the film distracts so much that even good actors are not able to show their acting openly. Tom Halkenborg performs well in the background music of the film. However, the film’s editor Dodi Dorn should have wrapped the film within two hours. If you are an ardent fan of Jack Snyder, then this film is for you or not, the film ’99 Songs’ released on Netflix is a far better film for the weekend.