I’ll be honest I was not a fan of Army of the Dead at all. So I had absolutely no expectations watching this and I have to say it is much better than I thought it would be. They also picked one of the better characters to do a prequel on also.
It has some problems don’t get me wrong. I thought it was quite predictable at times and the plot never really went out of its way to surprise you. I was also a little surprised by the amount of action involved, what I mean by this is that there wasn’t much. However the film did really keep my interest and the suspense was built well.
The characters i thought on the whole were very good. I think they missed a trick on a couple of them. The driver in particular. He had a good sense of humour and was likeable, but he just wasn’t really in the film enough to make any sort of impact. But overall they did a good job of making these heist people really likeable and making you root for them.
The ending was much better also. I thought the ending of Army of the Dead was absolutely awful, but this rounded up significantly better. In terms of prequels the ending was spot on.
But yeah, overall I’ll give it a 7/10. I ultimately enjoyed watching it, the characters were fun and I was intrigued the entire time. Sure it’s absolutely not going to blow your socks off, but it’s entertaining and much MUCH better than Army of the Dead. Feel like they learnt from the mistakes a bit.
Review by danielmanson