Overlord Review: Nazis, Zombies, And Nazi Zombies

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: GameSpot

Overlord Review: Nazis, Zombies, And Nazi Zombies

Overlord may not be part of the Cloverfield universe, but it is the first R-rated film from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio, and it embraces that mature rating. This part-war, part-horror movie doesn't shy away from the gory reality of combat, combining World War II action with monster movie moments for a thrilling ride that rarely lets up. With likable heroes and despicable villains, Overlord is a trip into Nazi-occupied France that's worth taking. Our heroes are an archetypal squad. Protagonist Boyce is your everyman soldier, conscripted into the army but averse to violence. With him are the jokester Tibbet and the somewhat wimpy war photographer Chase. Leading them all is the uncompromising Corporal Ford. There's a likeable quality to gravitate toward in each member of the squad, whether it's Boyce's nobility or Tibbet's wisecracks. The squad also finds a lone ally during their mission. Just before reaching the French village that houses the...

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