"What’s More Evil Than Nazi Zombies?"
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OVERLORD is well written, with fantastic pacing and direction. The movie never grows dull or boring. Positively, some of the soldiers go into battle believing they have to be just as evil as the enemy in order to defeat the enemy, but by the end the soldiers begin to act sacrificially to stop evil. The main problem with OVERLORD is the excruciating violence. The war violence is one thing, but the grotesque monsters and mutated humans take the blood and gore to the next level. There’s also abundant foul language, including lots of strong profanities. Thus, OVERLORD becomes excessive.
OVERLORD is a thrilling, exciting action horror movie set on the eve of D-Day during World War II. However, it’s overly violent and rife with foul language, making it unacceptable and excessive for media wise viewers.
A plane for a soldiers flies over Nazi occupied France the day before the planned D-Day attack. Private Boyce, a young African-American man who was drafted only months before, is among the ragtag group of soldiers, including a rude and obnoxious Italian-American, Tibbet, and Cpl. Ford, an explosives expert. The superior officer informs the soldiers that their task is to blow up a church which the Nazi’s are using as a radio tower to block communications. The success of D-Day relies on their mission.
While over France, though, the plane is shot up significantly, and only a few soldiers make it alive. Boyce, Ford, Tibbet, and Chase, a photographer, are among the survivors. While in the forest, approaching the town where their target is, the Americans come across Chloe, a young Frenchwoman from the village. She hates the Germans just as much as them and helps lead them to the town and gives them brief sanctuary in her home where she lives with her young brother and her aunt. She tells the men the German Nazis have been kidnapping people and taking them to the church where they do experiments on them.
The men prepare their plan to attack the fortified church. While Boyce is spying on the base, he’s attacked by a dog and escapes by jumping into a moving truck. The truck takes Boyce right inside the heavily guarded church. Boyce explores the compound and discovers that the Nazis are mining a compound from the ground and are using it to experiment on dead bodies, bringing them back to life in a grotesque zombie state. Boyce barely escapes the compound and tells his fellow soldiers what they’re doing inside. It’s up to them to stop the Nazis.
OVERLORD is terrifically written, with fantastic pacing and direction. While a couple actors are a bit dry, the leading performance of Boyce is great. The movie never grows dull or boring. Pound pulsing music and impressive visual effects make it an intense ride.
Some of the soldiers go into battle believing they have to be just as evil as the enemy in order to defeat the enemy. However, Boyce has a moral center and by the end the others begin to act sacrificially to stop the evil.
The biggest problem with OVERLORD is the excruciating violence. The war violence is one thing, but the grotesque monsters and mutated humans take the blood and gore to the next level. Add to the fact that there’s abundant foul language, including many offensive strong profanities using Jesus Christ’s name, and OVERLORD is unacceptably excessive.