Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Død snø 2) (2014)

Director: Tommy Wirkola. Cast: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr. 100 min. Rated R. Norway/Iceland/USA/UK. Action/Comedy.

I've rarely seen a sequel's direction deviate so significantly from its original. While the first movie was your run of the mill cabin-in-the-woods gore-fest, the sequel sadly becomes English-language (probably due to promotional incentives), and while retaining the same comedic spoof qualities, becomes a LOTR-in-the-Nordic-suburbs action flick, with touches of Indiana Jones-like Nazi-fights on a tank, and numerous suspiciously irrelevant Star Wars references. It also tries to gross the viewer out on every infraction of the zombie lore imaginable, including zombie-human hybrids, and necrophilia. Post-credits scene opens up possibilities for a third installment, but I'm not sure I'm interested anymore.

Mo says:


  1. Although it was a lot better than the first movie I was really becoming bored long before the end. It did have a few original touches and although the ending makes it obvious that there will be a Dead Snow 3, I for one wont be buying it. I'll wait for it to come on TV instead...

    1. Another franchise that overstayed its welcome ...