Overlord (2018) Review

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Overlord (2018) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on May 20th, 2019 | Movie Review | Survival, Mutant, Gore, War, Nazi, Military

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It’s about a group of soldiers on a mission to destroy a Nazi communication tower ahead of D-Day. They parachute into France expecting to fight a few Nazi soldiers but find themselves forced to battle some seriously WTF Nazi super mutants.

Overlord was directed by Julius Avery and stars Wyatt Russell (from We Are What We Are), Bokeem Woodbine (from Total Recall, Devil, The Breed) and John Magaro (from My Soul to Take).

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Overlord Review

Overlord is the definition of a wild ride. It starts off strong (think Saving Private Ryan) and doesn’t really let up until the ending credits roll. Even during typical moments of downtime, when the soldiers hold up in a village to regroup, they have to deal with endless WTF moments that keep you engaged.

The trailer makes Overlord seem like a zombie movie, but it’s not really about zombies as much as it is about mutant, nearly immortal, super soldiers. It’s a lot like Frankenstein’s Army, where an evil Nazi scientist turns hacked up soldiers into man-machine hybrids that make Robocop look like Paul Blart. I’d say Overlord is a war movie first and a Nazi horror movie second. It’s action-packed, violent and surprisingly realistic considering the whole B-movie style mutant Nazi super soldier thing.

Great story, strong characters, beautiful cinematography. It really is like Frankenstein’s Army, but with a $38 million dollar budget to burn.

Worth Watching?

Definitely. Come for the first full-throttled fifteen minutes, stay for the mutant Nazi bloodbath.


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