Netflix’s Army of the Dead Trailer Shows Off Intelligent Zombies and a Zombie Tiger

Army of the Dead - Omari Hardwick

Army of the Dead – Omari Hardwick

Army of the Dead is not the typical brainless zombie movie.

With many zombie movies of the past, zombies are portrayed as brainless characterless adversaries that heroes must overcome. Zack Snyder returns to zombie cinema with fast zombies, who are also organized and intelligent.

And then throw in a zombie tiger that would’ve made Siegfried & Roy proud.

The cast includes Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighofer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt. Other supporting cast members include Tig Notaro, Raul Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy.

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Here’s the full synopsis:

From filmmaker Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantined zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours.

Driven by the hope that the payoff could help pave the way to a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Kate (Ella Purnell), Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. They include Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman (Raul Castillo), a go-for-broke influencer; Chambers (Samantha Win), his ride-or-die; and Martin (Garret Dillahunt), the casino’s head of security. They are also joined by a badass warrior known as Coyote (Nora Arnezeder), who recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a slimy security guard; and a brilliant German safecracker named Dieter (Matthias Schweighofer).

Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta (Huma S. Qureshi), a mother who’s gone missing inside the city. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.

Army of the Dead is in select theaters on May 14 and then on Netflix on May 21.

Check out the trailer below. Let us know what you think.

Source: Netflix

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