Army of the Dead: Snyder’s much-hyped slasher fails to fully convince

The horror director’s latest offering, Army of the Dead, just doesn’t contain enough excitement to get the pulse racing

Dave Bautista in the underwhelming Army of the Dead. Picture: Clay Enos

Army of the Dead

Directed by Zack Snyder

Netflix, 18

Rating: **

First Cow

Directed by Kelly Reichardt

MUBI, no cert

Rating: ****

This time, we get the Snyder cut first. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Having made his debut in 2004 with a brutally effective re-imagining of George A Romero’s horror classic Dawn of the Dead (which remains his best film) Justice League director Zack Snyder completes a circle with the $100m Netflix extravaganza Army of the Dead.