Admittedly, I didn’t see th first “Dead Snow” movie before watching the sequel over at Popcornflix. Here are the five best things about it (in my opinion).
- Zombies as Nazis, Nazis as Zombies…Creates Extra Incentive to Thwart Them!
Zombies are deadly enough without concrete political motives, but what if they’re also Nazis, animated by a revenge curse?! Well, then it’s like a whole new ballgame. If you wanted extra reason to kill a zombie, here you go. Granted, it’s perhaps a bit awkward to see slapstick atrocities committed by undead Nazis, but when you put this movie on, don’t you already know what you’re getting into?
- Watch Out For That Oncoming Truck/Army Tank!
“Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” kind of makes vehicles scary again, thanks to some key scenes. Obviously, a standout moment is the fight on the army tank, which is very reminiscent of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” which also featured Nazis. The Nazis also face a surprise army, making this a bit of a war movie, too.
- “Where Are They Taking It?”
Let’s face it: Many (if not distressinglu most) movies lack that element of surprise. You have a pretty good idea what’s going to happen. Now, don’t get me wrong here. This isn’t a movie that completely, 100% throws out the rulebook. However, it tears out enough pages to keep it interesting, and the vast majority of the comedic elements work.
- You’ll Be Asking For the Sidekick’s Death, But Laughing at His Misery.
You’ll have to watch this movie to see Sidekick Zombie (Kristoffer Joner) go through hell. Aw, man, I felt bad for him, but I laughed, then I felt bad for laughing, then I laughed because I felt bad.
- The Ending
I don’t really wish to spoil this, but the end before the credits roll is momentous. Basically, it is so wonderfully twisted that it actually accentuates the whole movie. While “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” isn’t the greatest zombie movie of all time, it’s probably the best, craziest Nazi zombie war movie out there.