Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus
English Audio Description Available?: Yes
Despite currently being the blind film critic, I once had sight and really enjoyed my video games. I especially enjoyed the Call of Duty zombie games, and their various maps. Most of the original maps started in Nazi Germany, with Nazi zombies. Overlord seemed to me like it would be making good on that promise.
It’s not entirely that. It’s a bit of the Resident Evil films meets World War II. It’s not The Walking Dead, though some might call soldiers dropped behind enemy lines just that. It has a plot, it has American soldiers tasked with a mission, and it has a horror element.
For the most part, I was disappointed only by all the fictitious films I had played in my head that all seemed somehow better than this. Having seen overlord, it’s not that it’s bad, it just somehow feels like there could have been more, it could have gone further, and it could have been more fun.
This is absolutely a film you would need to watch with audio description, as the film really doesn’t make sense without it. There’s too much action, violence, horror, and gore. It’s very stylish, and the description tried to capture as much of that as possible.
We’re about to hit spooky season, and for those who enjoy their horror films with more action than jump scares, overlord might be for you. Might.
Final Grade: C+
One thought on “Overlord”
I liked the premise and the cast a lot, but I do think it was a missed opportunity. I agree with you that as wild as it presented itself to be, it needed to be a bit more frantic, edgy…and fun.