Regular readers will by now have likely noticed a lot of attention being paid to Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD the past couple of weeks. What can I say, folks? It’s a zombie movie, a big-budget zombie movie, from a major studio, from a big name director and featuring some big name talent. And on top of all that, it’s good. It’s gonna require some extra attention from a site like this one. If you didn’t like the movie or you don’t care, just hang tight. We’ll only be talking about it so much for a week or so, then we’ll move on.
While we are on the subject, though, I want to give some extra attention to my favorite character in the film, the one I loved even more than Zeus, the King of the Zombies. I am of course speaking of Valentine, the zombie tiger. Snyder and company looked to a familiar name for help with getting their zombie tiger just right: Carole Baskin of the Netflix series TIGER KING. I never watched TIGER KING. The allegations of animal abuse committed by the subject of the series, even though never depicted onscreen, are more than sufficient to guarantee I never will. But honestly is it possible for anyone who has spent even a few minutes online in the past couple of years to *not* know who Carol Baskin is? She’s the lady who, according to some, fed her murdered husband to one of her tigers. That may or may not be true, but it makes her involvement in Snyder’s movie all the more appropriate, don’t you think?