What may end up being the most entertaining film of the year, Overlord is a absolute blast all the way though. It’s got compelling characters, an incredibly interesting story, and fantastic action. Seriously, regarding that last point, this movies got one of the most exhilarating openings I’ve seen in a while. The reason it works so well is because you care about all these characters right off the bat. They manage to set everyone up in a way where you truly want to see them make it though. Which in result makes the action all the more impactful. Those going into this film expecting zombies galore are probably going to be disappointed. Yes, there are zombies, but this is more so a World War II film that just happens to feature zombies. Nazi Zombies at that, so you know it’s bound to be a good time. I grew up playing Black Ops zombies, and this was a major vibe I was getting the entire time watching it. Action and Horror don’t always mesh, but when you do it right (like they do here) it works marvels. The film isn’t necessarily scary, but it’s plenty thrilling, with something waiting around every corner. On top of all of this, the film is quite technically proficient. It’s got a great soundtrack, a fantastic cast, and some beautiful cinematography. Overall this film is definitely a favorite I’ve seen this year. It’s just so much fun, and I’m debating seeing it a second time in theaters.