Overlord (2018)


What could be worse than both Nazis and zombies? Nazi zombies. Sentient, super-strong, Nazi zombies. Overlord does “WWII plus evil Nazi experiments” better than, say, Captain America: The First Avenger. It has memorable characters, bloodier, better action scenes, compellingly conflicted heroes, and a villain more evil and threatening than Hugo Weaving with red CGI face. And when you already have soldiers torn between following orders sticking to the plan and saving people while risking their mission, you don’t really need superpowers. But this movie has that too!—-superpowers. And for the better. Well, The First Avenger could have been more like this movie. If only Marvel movies have balls. Overlord is a perfect blend of 1940’s war era science fiction, horror, and superhero action heroics. And it’s quite funny, too. That soldier who wanted to write a book about the war—I laughed so hard when he goes pfft. And imagine the look on my face when one of the good guys lift himself up to get himself off the hook. And by “off the hook,” I mean literally. Pretty good movie.

Juan of the Dead (2010)


This zombie apocalypse set in Cuba hardly cuts it as an excellent horror-comedy in the same way Shaun of The Dead does. Nothing really special about the zombies, the action (except for the harpoon gun) or the story (some political subtext thrown in, but that’s it). So, we just have to wait for our main protagonist, Juan, his friend-sidekick Lazaro and the rest of the gang to kill hordes of zombies one after another, until the plot thickens—or not. Still, it’s one of the few good diversions from all the trash coming out of Hollywood’s ass nowadays. And it’s got the gorgeous Andrea Duro, who plays Juan’s estranged daughter, in an obligatory but kickass girl-killing-zombie scene where she does a Black Widow-takedown with a hammer. But most importantly, it’s pretty good fun; I was in stitches the whole time. It also has one of the funniest jokes of all time—the one involving a dying friend’s one final wish.