Army of the Dead
2021
**½
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahun

Zack Snyder takes a break from the DC universe to launch a new zombie heist movie franchise. The city of Las Vegas has been walled in after it was overrun by zombies. A few days before the government is about to nuke it, a ragtag group of mercenaries enter the city to break into a casino vault. Like he did with Watchmen, Snyder sets up the scene with a terrific title sequence, and it’s all a slow downhill from there onwards. However, the movie is more entertaining than I expected, but it is terribly formulaic (simultaneously in two genres) and needlessly long. Followed by Army of Thieves, which is a prequel spin-off.