Army of the Dead

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

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Film Cast:

  • Scott Ward: Dave Bautista
  • Kate Ward: Ella Purnell
  • Vanderohe: Omari Hardwick
  • Maria Cruz: Ana de la Reguera
  • Burt Cummings: Theo Rossi
  • Ludwig Dieter: Matthias Schweighöfer
  • Lilly / The Coyote: Nora Arnezeder
  • Bly Tanaka: Hiroyuki Sanada
  • Martin: Garret Dillahunt
  • Marianne Peters: Tig Notaro
  • Mikey Guzman: Raúl Castillo
  • Geeta: Huma Qureshi
  • Chambers: Samantha Win
  • Zeus: Richard Cetrone
  • Sgt. Kelly: Michael Cassidy
  • Groom (Mr. Hillman): Steve Corona
  • Bride (Mrs. Hillman): Chelsea Edmundson
  • Corp. Bissell: Zach Rose
  • Humvee Driver: Brian Avery
  • Liberace Partygoer: David K. Maiocco
  • High Roller: Ryan Watson
  • Zombie Showgirl: Sabine Varnes
  • Zombie Showgirl: Mónica López
  • Zombie Showgirl: Kelly Phelan
  • Zombie Male Stripper: Leon Budrow
  • Slot Machine Man: Jim Halty
  • Little Girl: Maeve Gray
  • Soccer Mom: Danielle Burgio
  • Zombie Elvis: Jessica Harbeck
  • Man in car: Joshua Caleb Horton
  • Woman in car: Natalie Marie Jaramillo
  • Tattoo Artist: Frank Andrade
  • Soccer Mom’s Daughter: Ava Wagenman
  • Dalgliesh: Wayne Dalglish
  • News Anchor #1: Casey Messer
  • Kevin (Scott’s Boss): Ken Thong
  • Female Pundit: Donna Brazile
  • Male Pundit: Sean Spicer
  • Angela: Sheila Awasthi
  • Adjit: Sebastian Balchand
  • Laura Ward: Colby Lemmo
  • Anita: Marisilda Garcia
  • Sharkey: Isachar Benitez
  • Elderly Woman: Carolyn Wickwire
  • Carlos: Antonio Leyba
  • Damon: Colin Jones
  • Refugee Woman #1: Daisy Davis
  • Refugee Woman #2: Lora Martinez-Cunningham
  • Alpha Queen: Athena Perample
  • Alpha General: Albert Valladares
  • Vault Shambler: Alexander Ward
  • News Anchor #2: Steve Soliz
  • Young Woman: Jordyn Aurora Aquino
  • Jessica (Air Hostess): Sarah Minnich
  • Zombie Vocal: Fred Tatasciore

Film Crew:

  • Casting: John Papsidera
  • Editor: Dody Dorn
  • Music Editor: Michael K. Bauer
  • Story: Zack Snyder
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Chuck Michael
  • Original Music Composer: Junkie XL
  • Local Casting: Jo Edna Boldin
  • Producer: Wesley Coller
  • Producer: Deborah Snyder
  • Screenplay: Joby Harold
  • Storyboard Artist: Jay Oliva
  • Production Design: Julie Berghoff
  • Digital Compositor: Daniel L. Smith
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Siobhan Carmody
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Koyama
  • Unit Production Manager: Bergen Swanson
  • Digital Compositor: Michael A. Martinez
  • Supervising Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper
  • Stunt Coordinator: Wayne Dalglish
  • Utility Stunts: Samantha Win
  • Foley Mixer: Randy Singer
  • Set Decoration: Sophie Neudorfer
  • Supervising Art Director: Geoffrey S. Grimsman
  • Set Designer: Mark Hitchler
  • Set Designer: Siobhan Roome
  • Second Unit Director: Damon Caro
  • Set Designer: C. Scott Baker
  • Sound Effects Designer: David Werntz
  • Script Supervisor: Kimi Webber
  • Still Photographer: Clay Enos
  • Assistant Art Director: Brett McKenzie
  • Unit Production Manager: Lyn Pinezich
  • Script Supervisor: Sharon Watt
  • Foley Artist: Adam De Coster
  • On Set Dresser: Eric Luling
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Martyn Zub
  • Post-Production Manager: Andrea Wertheim
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Henry Fong
  • Executive Visual Effects Producer: Matt Akey
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Jonathan Bach
  • Special Effects Technician: Mike Sasgen
  • Production Supervisor: Lindsay Feldman
  • Script Supervisor: Brooke Satrazemis
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Michele Spooner
  • ADR Mixer: Chris Navarro
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Clay Staub
  • ADR Mixer: Michael Miller
  • Production Controller: April A. Janow
  • Art Department Coordinator: Schuyler Grimsman
  • Costume Supervisor: Javier Arrieta
  • Sound Mixer: Chris Kellett
  • Boom Operator: Michael Kaleta
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Steve Dinozzi
  • Digital Compositor: Bryan Haines
  • Graphic Designer: Christina Myal
  • Set Costumer: Red Rose Connerty
  • Production Controller: Mike Revell
  • Makeup Artist: Karla Muenze
  • Makeup Artist: Jolynn Nieto
  • Sound Recordist: Caleb Hollenback
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Michael Gaspar
  • Assistant Editor: Carlos Castillon
  • Casting: Kim Winther
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark LeDoux
  • Makeup Artist: Marcel Banks
  • Sound Effects Designer: Justin M. Davey
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Ian Chase
  • Modeling: Tony Bohorquez
  • Set Designer: Julie Vash
  • ADR Mixer: Aravind Vijayakumar
  • Costume Design: Stephanie Portnoy Porter
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marcus Taormina
  • Screenplay: Shay Hatten
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kareem Babeel
  • Compositing Supervisor: Owen Jackson
  • Special Effects Technician: Daniel Yates
  • Hairstylist: Andreya Joseph
  • Assistant Editor: Jenny Caceres
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Andrew Byrne
  • Set Designer: Jimmy Hendrix
  • Graphic Designer: Alan Chao
  • Leadman: Brett Von Shirley
  • Script Supervisor: Gabriela Gomez
  • Digital Compositor: Joe DiNozzi
  • Digital Compositor: Duncan Key
  • Visual Effects Editor: Heather Taylor
  • Digital Compositor: Ndosi Anyabwile
  • Digital Compositor: Tanner Bartlett
  • Compositing Artist: Paul Song
  • Assistant Art Director: Tyler Standen
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Jared Purrington
  • Special Effects Technician: Roderic ‘Mick’ Duff
  • Assistant Art Director: Henry Arce
  • Set Costumer: Solange Astrid Guerrero
  • Visual Effects Editor: Kate Stauduhar
  • Set Dresser: Matthew J Ellis
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Cary Gunnar Lee
  • Matte Painter: Daniel Dupre
  • Special Effects: Bryan Sides
  • Special Effects: Anthony Delacruz
  • Special Effects Technician: John Carlos Higgins II
  • Digital Compositor: Ryan McConnell
  • Set Costumer: Brittnee Holmquist
  • Visual Effects Producer: Bobby Tucker
  • Digital Compositor: David Neuberger
  • Digital Compositor: Edgar Lopez
  • Digital Compositor: Chris Bergman
  • Digital Compositor: Evan Hirschberg

Movie Reviews:

  • Chris Sawin: Army of the Dead injects some much needed vitality into both zombie films as a whole and Zack Snyder’s career as a filmmaker. Dave Bautista is also the best he’s ever been as far as his acting ability goes. Gory as hell and entertaining through and through, Army of the Dead is a must-watch for action and horror film fans alike. We really needed more scenes with Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick) using that giant circular saw to tear through zombie flesh though.

    Full review here:

  • MSB: If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @

    Zack Snyder is far from being a consensual director. Some viewers really love his work – Zack Snyder’s Justice League was only possible due to passionate, hardcore fans – while others fail to understand the reasons behind the constant hype surrounding the filmmaker’s projects. Personally, despite not belonging to his enormous fandom, I quite enjoy his work outside of the DCEU. From Dawn of the Dead to Watchmen, passing through 300, I hold these films in high regard. However, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is unquestionably one of the biggest cinematic disappointments of my life, and it’s arguably the movie that triggered the beginning of the controversial general opinion about the director.

    Usually, when people find themselves on a rough path, going back to their roots helps them get back on track, which is precisely what Snyder does here. The “zombie apocalypse” genre has been around for decades, but since the start of the new century, audiences all over the world were able to witness a narrative that was once unique and exciting become one of the most overdone, generic, formulaic pieces of storytelling. This last statement doesn’t mean a few gems can’t come out of it. From probably the greatest zombie film ever, Train to Busan, to the comedy classic Zombieland, there are truly great movies within the genre. So, where does Army of the Dead stand?

    Somewhere in the middle, labeled as “good fun”, which is all I expected from this Netflix film. Let me get one thing out of the way immediately: this looks, sounds, and feels like a Snyder movie. Countless over-stylized shots, long slow-motion scenes, an overwhelming amount of gore and blood, bizarre song choices, a two-hour-and-a-half runtime… for better or worst, no one can complain about studio interferences this time. Clearly, the famous director had complete creative freedom, and it shows through all of the film’s positives and negatives. Fortunately, Snyder’s filmmaking style not only fits well within this genre, but it also works for the simple, entertainment-driven screenplay.

    A vast majority of viewers will press play in the hopes of receiving an action-heavy, fun, uncomplicated zombie movie with all the attributes that these flesh-eating characters possess. Except for a genuinely interesting storyline – though not new – concerning a specific type of zombies, everything else is pretty much what viewers have seen for the past two decades, which might be disappointing yet still highly enjoyable. From the way people can kill them to the time each infected person takes to become a zombie, every single cliche is present in this film. Honestly, none of them really annoy me unless they’re repeated to exhaustion, which I don’t believe Army of the Dead does that much.

    The action sequences are all well-shot, but I did expect more from them. Most scenes are just characters randomly shooting, hitting insane headshots that viewers will just have to accept as something normal, which shouldn’t be too hard, considering the recent action flicks. Occasionally, one-on-one or one-on-many combats ensue, and it elevates the excitement levels by focusing on that single character, but then it’s brought down again by tiresome shootouts. Snyder asks the viewers to accept several dumb plot and character decisions, so it’s always going to be a matter of how much you can take until it starts getting too much…

    Personally, these logical issues don’t really bother me – the ridiculous third act does push my limits, I admit. However, the lack of character development and overall care for everyone in the movie will always be a massive problem, especially when supposedly emotional, heartfelt moments end up having zero impact. I doubt anyone will be surprised to find out that people die in this film besides the zombies, consequently bringing tonal balance to the table. Obviously, not every character needs to receive a deep backstory and complex motivations, but it doesn’t hurt to tell the viewers a bit about the people going into the danger zone so that the action sequences can carry more tension.

    Without spoiling anything, there’s a period in the movie where a deadly countdown begins, and everything that occurs from the starting time to the climactic moment just feels like any other scene in the film. The lack of tension and sense of urgency ultimately stops it from being one of the greats. Overall, it’s an enjoyable zombie flick that offered me a blast of fun, but I still believe it could have been a lot better. Dave Bautista (My Spy, Avengers: Endgame) is the absolute standout, interpreting the only fully-developed character of the movie. Ella Purnell (Wildlike), Omari Hardwick (Sorry to Bother You), and Nora Arnezeder (Origin) are also quite good.

    Finally, a point must be made about the relationship between studios and filmmakers. While I’m all in favor of creative freedom, there must always be a compromise between both parties. Snyder didn’t gain fame for badly editing his films for no reason. Army of the Dead is, like most of his movies, unnecessarily long. The “deleted scenes” feature on Blu-rays doesn’t exist for show-off. There’s no film in the history of cinema where every single second recorded is pure gold, and runtimes are something studios can *help* filmmakers nail perfectly. In the end, I still consider this movie to move quickly through its straightforward story, so the excess screentime might not be that big of an issue for other viewers.

    Army of the Dead brings Zack Snyder back to the zombie apocalypse genre, delivering an entertaining, action-driven story that will please most spectators. With his distinct, divisive filmmaking style completely unrestrained, for better or worst, the standout Dave Bautista and his team fight through the cliches, lack of character development, and excessive runtime to still offer plenty of excitement. The lack of tension and urgency hurt some of the last action sequences, but all are well-shot and packed with energy. Exceptional production design and VFX aren’t enough to compensate for the predictably formulaic screenplay, especially when the only interesting zombie storyline is only partially explored. Overall, it’s the definition of “good fun”, so if your weekend has a two-and-a-half-hour empty slot, Netflix has my endorsement.

    Rating: B-

  • Kamurai: Great watch, would watch again, and can recommend.

    Probably the worst part of this is a trend I’m noticing from some movies I’ve been seeing recently where they show you what could be a better movie, in the movie.

    While this starts with a “patient zero” style opening, they then skip past the movie I want to see to the last possible story from the opening event.

    This movie does do a lot though, and has a lot of moving parts at any given time.

    Batista is amazing, and everyone sort of gets lost around him, I can’t tell if that’s because he’s a giant or if the movie wants it that way: the cast all does a fantastic job in their roles.

    The movie does a couple things that I don’t typically enjoy in movies: smart zombies, obvious traitors, and secret motivations. It’s like if SHIELD was in “I am Legend” and Black Widow kept tripping everyone else to get a rare Pokemon card.

    That said, they show a fantastic amount of detail and complexity to a society that is barely explored, adding a wonderful flavor to the story.

  • Rene: Army of the DEAD typical zombie action movie, but its not the best that’s out there. Movie starts off abit boring and then goes into hyper drive midway then slows down at the end. it was abit unbalanced but that’s just my opinion.
  • sporkproductions: Zach Snyder is a director I have an incredible amount of respect for. He has a truly original vision, he makes films unlike anyone else, and he seems to relish being a bit of an outsider who somehow gets to make whatever he wants. Sort of like this generation’s version of 90’s/00’s Robert Rodriguez.

    Yet, try as I might I just can’t seem to actually enjoy his films. I won’t bother going into it because personally I’d prefer not enjoying a wacky Zach Snyder film then being mildly entertained by most mainstream fluff that seem crafted by algorithms.

    If you like Snyder’s films this one will most likely be a real joy. If you don’t this one won’t win you over. Either way, I hope he gets to keep making his manic fever dreams because we need more films with authentic voices.

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