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Overlord is a movie that I had been looking forward to for a long time, and I finally got to head to theaters this week to see it! It was well worth the wait because it was amazing! I knew that since J.J. Abrams was involved, it was going to be good. But honestly I did not expect to love it as much as I did. I am a big fan of horror and thriller movies, and that is exactly what Overlord it – with a LOT of gore thrown in the mix.
I am going to be honest with your here, the story was a million times better than I expected. We start off with soldiers in a plane heading in to the war in France, and it just gets better from there. The action starts pretty much immediately. From there it just gets weirder and weirder. A French woman joins up with our surviving soldiers to bring them to her town, where their mission is to destroy a jamming tower. They soon discover that there is lot more going on, including experiments on the townspeople.
Throughout this movie you will see a lot of gross things. There will also be some moments that will make you nearly jump out of your skin. There is even some slight sexual assault, so if you are taking your kids – even your grown kids – be leery. That is the only part that made me a little uncomfortable, but it was necessary to propel the movie forward.
Yup. I am going to say it. I love me some Fitz. Well, he is Fitz in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., in Overlord he plays a photographer named Chase. His real name is Iain De Caestecker and he is gorgeous – I mean, a very talented actor. Well, he is both. He wasn’t in Overlord as much as I would have liked to see, but the parts he was in were pretty amazing. He did a great job and loved his character. I am going to avoid a spoiler here but one certain scene with him, his last scene, was one of my favorite scenes in the movie.
If you don’t like gore, don’t bother to see this movie. It is filled with it. Including a Nazi talking with half his face shot off at one point. For several minutes on the screen. Yea, it is CRAZY! But what do you expect from J.J.? We see some pretty grotesque things – and I love it all. What can I say? I am a horror girl.
I highly recommend Overlord, especially if you are in to thrillers. The ending gets a bit predictable – and I totally think it should have ended as Nick Fury’s past, but it is something I will watch again nonetheless.