Tommy Wirkola returns to his nazi-zombie-splatter-gross-comedy-fest with a bigger budget, more entrails, gruesome kills and a group of new Russian zombies. Add some nerdy hot internet babes and an annoying cop that is not nearly as cool as the first one that he replaces and what we get a fun hit-and-miss film that has a lot of inventiveness that one never see in a grim zombie movie.
Tommy Wirkola presents us a narrative in which nerds are funny freaks, women are awkward ladies in distress, gay men are so repressed they cannot even pronounce the word "gay", the police is a bunch of useless cowards and Americans are the brave ones who help the white-hetero-male-hero to save the world from nazi monsters - by using an army of zombie commies. This is what I call ONE BAD SCRIPT.
'..turn around bright eyes..' Worth seeing for the final scene alone but the whole picture is a consistent improvement on the first entry. Tongue firmly placed in cheek (detached if you prefer) the film knows exactly what it is and what its genre limitations are. In the end a fun romp with a good gore quotient with pretty enjoyable performances to boot including Vegar Hoel and star in the making Ingrid Haas.
The sequel to "Dead Snow" jettisons any notions of being a respectable horror flick and instead says, 'You know what, we're not going to be able to come up with anything Sam Raimi didn't already do in the Eighties, so why not have fun with it?' The sophomoric humor misses the mark as often as it lands, but the quirky characters, ample gore, and premise of a zombie arm granting super powers make the runtime fly by.
this one doesn't waste any time setting up a gore filled scene after another. and it really isn't a bad thing since bloody black humour is expected and the movie delivers it in shovel-fulls. it's an hommage to evil dead and anyone who ever drunkenly asked what would happen if zombie nazis and russians were ever to clash. and the head russian got me thinking of le chuck.