OVERLORD

"What’s More Evil Than Nazi Zombies?"

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Summary:

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.

Review:

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.

Content:

(BB, C, Ab, LLL, VVV, SS, N, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral, biblical worldview with one hero who has a moral center and other characters learn to act sacrificially when fighting evil, the German Nazis have burned all the crucifixes in a small French town, and characters speak negatively of their treatment of a church, and a Nazi says “I am god,” but it’s rebuked;

Foul Language:
About 60 obscenities (half of which are “f” words) and 20 profanities (including many uses of JC and GD), plus some vomiting;

Violence:
Very extreme, brutal, graphic violence, including war violence with soldiers being shot up, blown up, burned, and grotesque fantasy violence with zombies and mutated humans who convulse, a man’s face is ripped apart, but because he has a special serum, it doesn’t hurt him, a man is punched repeatedly, a man has a hook stabbed into him, man’s head is smashed, characters are stabbed in the throat and legs, and many more violent situations like this, but don’t need to be explicitly described;

Sex:
Strong sexual content when a Nazi officer forces himself on a French woman, it’s implied he’s raped her before, and he begins to perform oral sex on her up until the Americans stop him;

Nudity:
Upper male nudity;

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Light smoking; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Some lying and brutality.

In Brief:

OVERLORD is an action horror movie set on the eve of D-Day during World War II. Soldiers parachute into a village in France and destroy a church tower that the Nazi’s are using to block radio signals. The mission is crucial for the success of D-Day. Only a few soldiers survive the crash into France. When they get to the village, the Americans discover that the Nazi’s have been experimenting on humans to create zombie like creatures with super strength to use an unstoppable soldiers.

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.