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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Movie Review: Overlord (2018)

Overlord (2018)
Nov 9, 2018
Directed By: Julius Avery
Written By: Mark L. Smith, Billy RayCast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual content.)
Genre: Action & AdventureHorrorMystery & Suspense
Runtime: 109 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures 
With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

Went to see Overlord with my 17-year-old daughter. If you are looking for a monster horror movie you might be disappointed.  The monsters are truly horrifying and the way they move :shudder: but you really don't get to see them until the last 30 minutes of the movie. It is all about the suspense of what the Nazi's are doing in their lab. The viewer discovers what's going on along with the characters. And the movie has plenty of suspense and does a good job of immersing the viewers in the action. But they go a little overboard with the jump scares.

The movie focuses a lot on the horrors of war and what it might have been like to fight in WWII. The most intense scene is in the very beginning when the soldiers are flying into France and parachute to the ground. 

I thought the movie could have been a little shorter and the female character, while badass, really wasn't necessary to the plot. The special effects rocked and if you're squeamish you might want to skip Overlord.

If lots of suspense and a good dose of horror are your thing then you will probably enjoy it. Seeing it on the big screen will help you appreciate the action scenes better.

Holly gives it 4 Sheep

I give it 3 1/2 Sheep



  1. We liked it, it was well acted and had good production values. The story was pretty predictable though.