By: John M Jerva Here’s some exciting news, well if you live near a Cinemark theater that is. It appears that Netflix has made a deal with the theater chain […]
By: John M Jerva
Here’s some exciting news, well if you live near a Cinemark theater that is. It appears that Netflix has made a deal with the theater chain to release the Zack Snyder helmed, Dave Bautista led balls out zombie heist thriller Army of the Dead.
The film is set to hit the streaming service on May 21st but it will now launch nationwide on May 14th at all Cinemark theaters.
Unfortunately, I do not live near a Cinemark so I’ll be waiting for its streaming debut on the 21st.
The roll call for the film includes Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Huma Qureshi, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Rich Cetrone, Garret Dillahunt, and Samantha Win.
Army of the Dead which looks all out insane is rated R for “strong bloody violence, gore and language throughout, some sexual content and brief nudity/graphic nudity.” Snyder promises that “They are not what you think they are. Basically, these zombies aren’t your everyday, garden variety walkers as they are self aware and really, really crazy fast and combat effective. These aren’t your father’s zombies to say the least and that zombie tiger is just plain freakin’ cool.
I was sold when I first heard about the project and now with this extended trailer that plays with a new version of Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler in the background as Bautista and crew blast their way around a decapitated Las Vegas with heavy firepower, I think this might be our Extraction for 2021. Say what you will, but Snyder knows what he’s doing and I back him 110%. He’s done something here that is hard to do and that’s inject new life into this subgenre that’s been done to death.
So if you live near a theater playing the film, definitely support the film and if not, then enjoy it on your big screen at home like I will! Review coming soon!