(2021) (Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Horror: A zombie attack survivor is hired to assemble a team to retrieve $200 million from a casino vault in the walled-off, zombie-filled city of Las Vegas.
Sometime after zombies were accidentally unleashed on Las Vegas and eventually overran the city that's now walled off, those who acted heroically during the outbreak are working regular jobs. Having had to kill his wife after she turned into a zombie, much to the horror of his now-estranged daughter, Kate (ELLA PURNELL), Scott Ward (DAVE BAUTISTA) is flipping burgers and dreaming of having his own food truck. Maria Cruz (ANA DE LA REGUERA) works as a mechanic and Vanderhoe (OMARI HARDWICK) is a physical therapist.
Familiar with Scott's exploits, Vegas casino owner Bly Tanaka (HIROYUKI SANADA) comes to him with a proposition. With $200 million still in his casino vault now off the books due to the insurance payout, Tanaka offers to pay Scott one-quarter of that to put together a team, get into the walled city, grab the cash, and get out of Dodge. All while contending with the zombies and the government's plans to nuke the city to rid the world of the undead.
Scott immediately gets Maria and Vanderhoe on board and then recruits social media zombie killer star Mikey Guzman (RAUL CASTILLO) and his equally proficient cohort, Chambers (SAMANTHA WIN); chopper pilot Marianna Peters (TIG NOTARO); and safecracker Dieter (MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER), with Tanaka's head of security, Martin (GARRET DILLAHUNT), being forced onto the team.
Needing a way in, Scott reluctantly decides to use Kate for that, what with her working as a humanitarian volunteer at a detainee camp near Vegas where she must contend with the likes of lecherous guards such as Burt Cummings (THEO ROSSI). Kate agrees to help, but only if she gets to come along, what with her friend, Getta (HUMA QURESHI), having been transported with two other women into the city by mercenary Lily, a.k.a. The Coyote (NORA ARNEZEDER), only to not return.
Scott and Kate agree on the conditions of her joining the team that then heads into the city in hopes of retrieving the money, all while contending with the nuke countdown and the hordes of zombies and their smarter-than-average, alpha leaders.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're into zombie films, especially comedy-laced ones, they definitely will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong bloody violence, gore, and language throughout, some sexual content and brief nudity/graphic nudity.
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