Netflix and Zack Snyder teamed up to make a movie! And I actually liked it quite a bit.
The plot is simple. Zombies overran Las Vegas. Years later, it is still overrun by zombies kept trapped in the city by a makeshift wall. But that’s all about to change because the government has decided to evacuate the refugee/quarantine camps around the city and nuke the whole place.
Pretty good idea…maybe…probably…right?
Anyway, the bombing is imminent, but at the last minute, the protagonist (don’t worry about the names; they’re all very forgettable) is approached by a wealthy businessman who wants him to assemble a team to retrieve two million dollars in cash under his old casino. In exchange, our hero will get fifty million dollars to divide among his team as he sees fit. There is, of course, more to this offer than meets the eye, but we don’t need to get into that now.
The movie was a lot of fun, for a few reasons.
- No convoluted plots. It’s a simple action/zombie movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
- Not all of the zombies are mindless shamblers. Some of them are organized and are seen using tools.
- There is a zombie tiger.
Overall I’d say watch it. It’s exactly what I want in an action movie; action. There are no unnecessary side plots, no boring romances. It’s not perfect, there are certainly a few things that could have been done better, but it’s worth a watch.