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“Overlord” Review: A Fun, Smart Zombie Thriller

OVERLORD (2018) Review
Directed by Julius Avery

If a zombie movie set in World War II won’t get your interest, I don’t know what will. It might not have big names on its cast, Overlord is a fun, smart zombie thriller that’s too good to just ignore.

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

It’s sort of an unusual mix of themes: war and zombie. But you do get a very entertaining  product that’s new to the eyes and at the same time, delivers what most successful war and zombie movies have done. There’s the gore, the suspense, the thrills, there’s even drama, a little romance and comedy on the side. But it all worked well.

7 Overlord

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

4-stars

“Overlord” is now showing in cinemas and IMAX Theatres nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines. Rated R-16 by the MTRCB.

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