A U.S. military convoy transporting a shipment from Area 51 collides with a car on the highway, unleashing a human weapon, who was bioengineered with extraterrestrial DNA. The enhanced zombie kills a number of soldiers while infecting two others. The zombies head to Las Vegas, infecting most of the city’s population. After a failed military intervention, the government quarantines the city.
Casino owner Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his associate Martin (Garret Dillahunt) approach former mercenary Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) about a job to recover $200 million from his casino vault before the military destroys the city with a tactical nuclear strike. Ward agrees and recruits his former teammates Maria Cruz and Vanderohe, along with helicopter pilot Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), German safecracker Ludwig Dieter, and Chicano sharpshooter Mikey Guzman, who brings along his associate Chambers. Martin joins the team to observe them. Ward’s estranged daughter Kate (Ella Purnell), who works at a quarantine camp, directs them to Lily (Nora Arnezeder), a smuggler familiar with the city. Lily recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a camp security guard. When Kate learns Lily escorted her friend Geeta (Huma Qureshi) into Vegas, Kate insists on joining the team over Ward’s objections.
After a tense encounter with a zombie-tiger named Valentine upon entering Vegas, Lily wounds Cummings, and explains that a more intelligent group of zombies known as Alphas are willing to allow safe passage in exchange for a sacrifice. An Alpha female known as the Queen takes Cummings away to the Olympus casino, where the Alpha leader Zeus infects him. Lily leads the team to a building full of hibernating, normal zombies. Ward creates a path through the zombies with glow sticks. When Chambers accuses Martin of ulterior motives, he diverts her off the path, and she wakes the zombies. As she is overpowered, Guzman shoots her gas tank, blowing her and the zombies up.
At Bly’s casino, Ward and Kate turn on the power, Peters prepares a helicopter on the roof and Dieter works on the vault. Martin and Lily stay outside under the pretense of keeping watch, but instead lure the Queen into the open. Martin beheads her and takes her head. Zeus discovers her body and returns her to the Olympus casino, revealing that the Queen was pregnant with a zombie fetus. Enraged, Zeus directs the Alphas to Bly’s casino. A news report reveals the government has rushed the nuclear strike, giving the team approximately one hour. As Dieter opens the vault, Ward discovers Kate had left to look for Geeta. As Ward and Cruz look for her, Alphas kill Cruz.
Martin traps the team in the basement, explaining that Bly cares only about the zombie head, which can create a zombie army for the government. When he steps outside, he discovers Lily stole the Queen’s head, and Valentine mauls him to death. Vanderohe attempts to fight Zeus but is easily overpowered. Dieter appears to sacrifice himself to get Vanderohe in the vault safely. Ward, Lily, and Guzman make it to the lobby where zombies (including robot zombies) attack them and swarm Guzman. Guzman detonates his grenades, killing the zombies and destroying the money he carried. Zeus confronts them on the roof. Lily distracts him with the Queen’s head as Ward and Peters escape. Zeus impales Lily, but she destroys the Queen’s head before dying.
Ward asks Peters to take him to the Olympus casino to retrieve Kate. There, Kate finds Geeta and kills Cummings. Zeus corners them, but Ward subdues him with a grenade launcher. Geeta, Kate, and Ward reach the roof but find it empty. Thinking Peters has deserted them, she reappears just as Zeus reaches the roof. All three jump aboard the helicopter, as does Zeus. Zeus overpowers Ward and bites him. Kate hits Zeus before Ward shoots and kills him. The nuke destroys the city and the shockwave causes the helicopter to crash, killing Peters and Geeta. Kate survives and finds Ward, who gives Kate money to start a new life before turning into a zombie. Kate kills him and cries as a rescue helicopter arrives.
Vanderohe exits the vault with the remaining money. He drives to Utah, where he rents a private plane to take him to Mexico City. On the flight, feeling sick he goes to the bathroom in the jet and discovers he has been bitten.
The film ends with the possibility of the virus being spread to Mexico City.
- Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, a mercenary and founder of the mercenary group – Las Vengeance
- Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Scott’s estranged daughter who works with the World Health Organization
- Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, a soldier
- Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz, Scott’s friend and a mechanic
- Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, an abusive security guard
- Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter, a German safecracker
- Nora Arnezeder as Lily, a Frenchwoman known as the Coyote
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Bly Tanaka, a billionaire who orchestrates the heist
- Garret Dillahunt as Martin, the right-hand man to Tanaka
- Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, a helicopter pilot tasked with transporting the team.
- Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman, a sharpshooter
- Huma Qureshi as Geeta, a refugee and single mother
- Samantha Win as Chambers, Guzman’s friend
- Richard Cetrone as Zeus, the Alpha Zombie king
- Athena Perample as The Queen, queen of the Alpha Zombies
- Michael Cassidy as Sergeant Kelly, a U.S. convoy soldier
Army of the dead is a mediocre action film. A movie made especially for the fans of zombies. Filled with high stakes action, enjoyable characters, and a thrilling narrative, this will surely give any viewers one hell of an experience especially the director’s hardcore fans. I especially loved the performance of Samantha Win as Chambers as her past was small in the movie but she left her powerful presence of her career. I loved Nora Arnezedan portraying as Lily loved her powerful performance which she showcases through her amazing acting and especially loved her sweet accent when she speaks English.
|Directed by||Zack Snyder|
|Produced by||Deborah SnyderWesley CollerZack Snyder|
|Screenplay by||Zack SnyderShay HattenJoby Harold|
|Story by||Zack Snyder|
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Here is the official trailer of Army Of the Dead.
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