Monday 12 March 2012
DVD review: Army of the Dead (Video 2008)
In 1590, a powerful Conquistador, Coronado, ordered a thousand men of his most fearsome soldier to find the legendary to find El Dorado, the lost city of gold. These men were never to return Now, 400 years later, an adventurous archeology professor and his students are exploring Mexico´s Baja Peninsula and unwittingly wake a long dormant curse, Confronted by Coronado´s long lost army - now a militia of skeleton warriors . the group find themeselves in a life or death battle. But, how do you kill an army that is already dead? Army of the Dead is written by Tom Woosley and Michael Ciccolini and is directed by Joseph Conti. Some bad acting and it´s badly shot and edited. The pacing, let´s just say that the film is very boring, I found myself looking at the clock wondering when this movie was going to end but I always watch a movie to the end, no matter how painful it is. There's almost no blood or gore, the skeletons look quite good (despite not appearing in the same frame as the humans), but the explosions and blood consist of very cheap CGI, with fireballs superimposed on the intact vehicles.
This review is based on the UK region 2 DVD release from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Army of the Dead is really a terrible film. Don´t watch it, it is a waste of time. But to be fair the concept is interesting, with better actors and gore, way more gore it would have been better.