When I see the word ‘heist’ in a film’s description, my natural instinct is not to watch it. It reminds me of Ocean’s Eleven and Snatch, movies that I have very little interest in watching. Mix that word with zombies, however, and you stand a chance of turning my head.
Zack Snyder’s latest offering, a prequel of sorts to his Dawn of The Dead remake, was released on Netflix last month. It has more than a whiff of the Ocean’s Eleven about it, including a handpicked squad of mercenaries working for a shadowy crime boss, all out for themselves and prone to stabbing each other in the back. Despite this ominous premise, encouraged by the impressive visuals and the promise of some zombie ass-kickery in 4k, I pressed play.(more…)