New to Amazon Prime Video: By far (!) The most expensive zombie blockbuster of all time

New to Amazon Prime Video: By far (!) The most expensive zombie blockbuster of all time

Zack Snyder's sinfully expensive undead blockbuster "Army Of The Dead" starts on Netflix next May. On Amazon Prime Video, however, there is a zombie cracker to be seen from today, the production of which was even, much more expensive ...

Before Zack Snyder made his career with crashing hero adventures like "300", "Watchmen" or the DC Universe, he celebrated his Hollywood breakthrough in 2004 with the zombie remake "Dawn Of The Dead".

With "Army Of The Dead" he is now returning to his roots, so to speak - on a grand scale. The star-cast Netflix undead blockbuster is said to have devoured production costs between 70 and 90 million dollars. Absolute madness for a horror actioner, but still no comparison to "World War Z".

Marc Forster's film ("James Bond - A Quantum of Solace") suffered numerous setbacks during production, which not only affected the shooting schedule and cinema release, but above all the ever increasing budget. With production costs of over $ 190 million, "World War Z" is by far the most expensive zombie film of all time.

With production costs of over $ 190 million, "World War Z" is by far the most expensive zombie film of all time.

But can you see it in the end? On Amazon Prime Video, subscribers can now see it for themselves at no additional cost:

›› "World War Z" on Amazon Prime Video *

›› "World War Z" on Amazon Prime Video *

That's what "World War Z" is about

U.N. employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is in New York City with his family when a global pandemic breaks out. While the origin of the epidemic is still unclear, its consequences are already becoming clear everywhere - because the infected turn into meat-hungry zombies within a very short time, who are also faster and stronger than non-mutated people.

Gerry wants to get his family out of town as soon as possible and eventually finds refuge on an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean. At the same time, he should develop an antidote on behalf of the United Nations before it is finally too late. The clock is ticking…

An adrenaline-filled scavenger hunt - with zombies

Horror fans shouldn't expect excessively excessive violence in “World War Z”. In order to recoup the horrendous costs and to get a lower age rating, the blockbuster was kept relatively tame. In the end, the adrenaline-soaked scavenger hunt still offers a lot of show values, for which we awarded 3.5 out of 5 possible stars in our review:

Horror fans shouldn't expect excessively excessive violence in “World War Z”.

The review of "World War Z"

By the way: Even if “World War Z 2” has been a topic of conversation for years, it doesn't seem to be looking too good for a sequel at the moment. The main reason for this is likely to be the financial risk associated ZXC Movies the mammoth project. But there is certainly no shortage of zombie supplies ...