Overlord

Overlord

DVD - 2019
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On the eve of D-Day, a group of American soldiers are sent on a mission to disable a radio tower behind enemy lines and unexpectedly discover a laboratory where Nazis are conducting secret experiments.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount, [2019]
ISBN: 9786317578791
6317578796
Branch Call Number: DVD Overlord
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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walls187
Jun 17, 2019

The portion of the movie where they were being deployed into battle actually scared me more than the rest of the movie. JFC, the horrors of war cannot be overstated. Oh and killing Nazi’s gets an A++. Don’t forget that readers, Nazi’s and other white supreme people do not get a free pass, they’re monsters, that is part of the allegory of the plot no less. Fascism comes for everybody if left unchecked: aka peaceful countryside french town folk. So if this gets flagged, consider the person who was unhappy with my comment here, they might be perpetuating other forms of hate.

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PearlyKayAm1
Jun 11, 2019

Very gory, but not very good. Interesting concept but too much poetic license taken to imperil the good guys, especially with the obligatory little kid who keeps wandering into harms way.

sit_walk Jun 11, 2019

Cliches abound and fun is thin on the ground. Not clever enough to be witty; not dumb enough to be dumb fun. Kinda boring as a result.

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mr_chocolate
Jun 06, 2019

This fast paced action war film's opening scene reminded me of the just as graphic opening scene of the 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan, but in the air! Showing the horrors of war, it opens up with a U.S paratrooper etching the date of June 4th, 1944, into the inside frame of the plane heading over France, during an air raid. Ironically I happen to be writing this review on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6th, 2019!
This war/horror film, is largely well acted, with some script flaws, however overall I was impressed with this overly dramatic and somewhat gory film by director Julius Avery, and producer, J.J. Abrams (Lost: 2004 -2010; Star Trek Beyond: 2016; Mission Impossible: Fallout: 2018).
No DVD extras on this inaccurate but entertaining film, ending two days later after the "mission" was completed, on D-Day.
Many "unknown" actors with some "known" actors, with a women and child carrying their roles well.

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kkscott
Jun 05, 2019

I knew this movie was about world war II, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed the action and plot.

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Ephriam
May 18, 2019

Although the movie may not have been historical accurate I found the story line to be interesting on a fiction level. Not a great movie but interesting. Over all the acting was not all that bad and I liked the way the movie started with planes being shot out of the air and paratroopers jumping out of planes that are falling apart around them. The movie does get a little ridicules near the end.

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KennethSmith
Apr 29, 2019

The US Army was not integrated until the Korean War. Negro troops did not serve with enlisted whites.
But George W. Bush and his henchmen would be delighted with the torture carried out by US troops.

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samjenks
Apr 26, 2019

This movie was better than I expected but because it is a war movie there is much killing.

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ArtWizard
Apr 26, 2019

pretty good world war two movie with a twist of exsparamental super soldier serum used on the dead and living to make soldiers super human but unstable with rage and strangth kind of like serum they used to make capton amarica but far worse side effects lolll watch it to see

WWII and zombies sounded pretty good. The movie is not quite that good. Just good. Maybe fair. Not the best zombie movie I've seen and certainly not the best (or worst) WWII movie. Get some chips and give it a go if your into this sort of thing.

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