Army Of The Dead is set in a world where a zombie apocalypse has devastated Las Vegas and cut it off from the rest of the globe. It is about to be nuke blasted in order to exterminate the flesh-eating Zombies, but there is a hidden treasure buried deep within the city, containing a vast 200-million-dollar stash. Former casino owner Bly Tanaka wants to get his hands on the money before the government bombs it, so he approaches Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who now makes burgers for a career. Ward accepts the task of breaking into a zombie-infested quarantine to get the money hidden underneath the strip and assembles a motley crew of experts to help him. . He also wants to use the money to make up with his estranged daughter, Kate, who has joined the hunt for her mother, Geeta, who has gone missing (Huma Qureshi). They try to pull off a robbery smack in the thick of the zombieapocalypse with only four days to spare, together with his squad.
This film is a double delight for fans of zombie flicks and Zack Snyder films. There are a lot of zombies in it, including a zombie tiger, and there’s a lot of action. After 2004’s Dawn Of The Dead, Zack returns to a zombie-horror-comedy in Army Of The Dead. Army Of The Dead, on the other hand, is much grander and more opulent than his last film. There are a lot of characters, action situations, and a well-crafted plot in this film. All of this is on top of the fact that this isn’t simply another zombie movie; there’s also a robbery at the center of the plot. The film starts with a couple eloping after a Vegas wedding, as well as zombie strippers, an Elvis impersonator, and other Las Vegas clichés. There are also zombies that are hibernating and may be awoken by shining a light on their faces. Snyder has made sure that no matter how many blood-gushing zombies and dead bodies you witness, there’s always a dash of dead-pan comedy thrown in for good measure. However, all of this seems appropriate for a film that may last an hour and a half… it’s a lot to take in for two and a half hours. However, there is a great deal of suspense and bloodshed, and it appears that Snyder has revolutionized the Zombie film genre. The film is a little slow-paced at times, especially when it comes to the zombies wandering the streets and attacking our heroes. It might feel mindless at times, but it’s still enjoyable.
Dave Bautista’s Scott Ward is our hero, and we’re rooting for him all the way to the finish. Because he is the main character, he gets the most screen time. Being an Indian, I expected to see a lot more, Huma Qureshi, on television, as she portrays a single mother trying to establish a life for herself and her children. Unfortunately, she doesn’t get enough screen time. Nora Arnezeder, Garret Dillahunt, Theo Rossi, Samantha Win, Raul Castillo, Tig Notaro, Matthias Schweighofer, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Ella Purnell, and Hiroyuki Sanada make up the remainder of the cast, all of whom do a good job in their respective parts.