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Overlord may not be the Call of Duty: Zombies movie you were expecting, but it is a damn entertaining film about the horror of war, and the thrills of a zombie invasion.
As a piece of moral commentary cloaked in a sci-fi gimmick, Overlord is uninspired. As an action thriller, it’s just aggressively boring. Maybe because it exhaustively recycles imagery from any number of genre films that came before it...or because the action sequences are bizarrely monotonous, save for the occasional bit of gory VFX.
Pairing some of the spirit of schlocky Nazisploitation fare with a top-flight young cast and better-than-solid filmmaking, the movie is more mainstream that the midnight fare it sounds like on paper, if only by a bit. Horror fans should cheer.
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J.J. Abrams has a history of keeping projects under wraps, and this World War II-set horror film (Bad Robot’s first R-rated film ever) is no exception. The film follows a band of American paratroopers who wind up behind enemy lines, only to discover that the Nazis are engaging in gruesome experiments…and toying with supernatural forces.
Beyond that, we know the film has an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Dominic Applewhite, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, and Bokeem Woodbine. It’s directed by Son of a Gun’s Julius Avery. And Abrams claims this one isn’t a fourth Cloverfield entry.
We’ll just have to wait and see about that last part…
- John Magaro
- Wyatt Russell
- Pilou Asbæk
- Bokeem Woodbine
- Iain De Caestecker
- Jacob Anderson
- Jovan Adepo
- Hélène Cardona
- Mathilde Ollivier
- Adam Collins
Did You Know?
- The movie is rumored to be in the Cloverfield universe.