The only review of Zack Snyder’s latest film (Army of the Dead) that actually matters is here. The mind behind Metal Gear and Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima, says the film turned his “head into a zombie”, and that it didn’t try to “make a metaphor for society.”
Fans are currently trying to determine whether Kojima’s review was positive or negative. It seems Kojima is saying the film is mindless yet entertaining fun, which is definitely not a bad thing.
Following the release of the four-hour Synder Cut of the Justice League, Army of the Dead released on Netflix globally on May 21. The streaming giant was quick to assure fans that “this IS The Snyder Cut” of Army of the Dead. This continues the long-running practise of Netflix offering creators who work for the company total creative freedom over their projects.
As of the time of this article being published, Army of the Dead has middling reviews on review aggregator, Metacritic. The film has an average critic score of 57, and a slightly higher user score of 6.2. The film stars Dave Bautista, a retired professional wrestler who turned to acting and landed the role of loveable himbo Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In Army of the Dead, Bautista’s character is hired to break into a vault containing $200 million. The catch? The vault is beneath a zombie-infested city that’s about to be nuked by the government. It’s essentially a zombie heist movie. No wonder Hideo Kojima thinks it’s just mindless fun.
Despite Netflix reassuring fans that this is indeed the Snyder Cut, the COVID-19 pandemic did actually prevent some reshoots that Snyder wanted. A major character had to be recast, and the reshoot process relied heavily on green screen rather than on location or on set scenes. The character in question was originally played by comedian Chris D’Elia, who was replaced by Tig Notaro after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors surfaced against D’Elia. Snyder stated the decision to remove D’Elia was “a fairly easy one”, though it was also “an expensive one, that’s for sure,” reports Vanity Fair.
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