About Those Cyborg Zombies in ARMY OF THE DEAD

Yeah, I missed it. The robot zombie revealed when it got shot in the face. Guess I’ll have to go back and watch the movie again, see if I can catch it. It happened so fast. You might think Zack Snyder would want to let the camera linger on the scene long enough to make sure the audience sees it, but what fun would that be? (Also, the way he did it, it might inspire people to view the movie again, like I’m planning to do.)

Here’s what he had to say on the subject: “I had the idea from the beginning that these zombies were going to embody an evolution, the they were on their way to becoming something else, not stagnant like the zombies we’re used to. It was a way to make them fresh, while still delivering the zombie canon in some ways. I really wanted this sort of weird ambiguity to their origins—which, of course, we’ll explore in the animated series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. And without giving away too much…If you pay close attention, there’s a number of zombies that are clearly not zombies. You see normal zombies and then you see some robot zombies. Are they monitors that the government has placed among the zombies to monitor them? Are they technology from the other world? What’s happening there?” Yeah, yeah. Explain it in the prequel. That’s all well and good. Then give the robot zombies their own movie!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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