DVD Review: Dead Snow 2
I loved the original Dead Snow. It was funny, it was gory, it was brilliant. So when Dead Snow 2 was released on BluRay I jumped at the chance to watch it. The only survivor from the original film has had his arm sewn back on after a horrible motor accident. The problem however, is that the arm the surgeons were given was not his, but that of the Nazi Zombie Leader, and has a mind of it’s own and the strength of Superman.
The Nazi Zombies from the first film are on a rampage, having to complete a Mission given to them by Hitler himself. This mission is to destroy a local town for helping the British during the war.
The problem with this premise is that most of the gratuitous violence is perpetrated against characters we don’t care about. Random killings with no purpose or humour seems to be the mainstay of the film.
Some American Zombie killers are bought in, though these equate to young adults still living at home, one boy and two girls. To battle the undead Nazis the zombie hunters and the dude with the Nazi arm must recruit the soviet arm which was destroyed by the German army in the war and buried near by. Using the superpower of his Nazi arm, our hero is able to raise an army of once dead.
When the action kicks in in the second half of the film, things get interesting, the the film seems to get a sense of direction and it steam-rolls it’s to the epic final battle.