Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) Vegar Hoel, rjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas Movie Review

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)   4/54/54/54/54/5

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

The Russians are Coming

After chain sawing off his arm, accidentally killing his girlfriend and then watching as his friends are massacred by a zombie Nazi army you would think Martin (Vegar Hoel) had taken enough shit. But nope as having survived he wakes up in hospital to discover that surgeons mistook the evil Herzog's (Ørjan Gamst) arm as Martin's and attached it to him. And it seems the arm is still infected with bad blood as it leads Martin on a killing spree. To make matters worse Herzog is raising up more on the dead meaning Martin has another battle on his hands,. Thankfully he is not alone as a group of geeky American zombie hunters are heading over to help him and come up with a plan to raise up dead Russian soldiers and make them their army.

Do you remember how in "Shaun of the Dead" the likeable duo picked up records to throw at the attacking zombies in the garden? Well how about ripping off the Mercedes hood ornament and using it as a throwing star? That is one of hundreds of amusing and creative moments in "Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead" which let me say now is bigger and better than the first movie. In truth it is the comical creativity of this sequel which makes it so much fun from an attempt to do heart compressions which goes horribly wrong to the dialogue surrounding an old man, his wife's dentures and getting head. I won't go in to anymore detail other than to say your are never far from an amusing scene in this sequel with many shocking and ridiculously funny.

There is another reason why this is a good thing as whilst "Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead" has these geeky American kids who think they are a zombie-squad it is still mainly a foreign language movie with subtitles. But the black humour of comedy gore is universal so whilst you may not follow the dialogue the comedy of Martin's Nazi arm having a mind of its own is entertaining. And to be honest the storyline isn't in the least bit complicated that even if you don't do subtitles you can make out what is going on.

Because the power of "Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead" is the humour and horror you have to say that the effects team and the cinematographers did a pretty fantastic job. Not only is this zombie movie over flowing with brilliant make up work but the camera work and choice of backdrops is stunning, a lot more stunning than you find in many a zombie movie.

What this all boils down to is that if you are a fan of comical zombie movies you will most likely love "Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead" as it is full on bloody, zombie comedy which manages to bridge the language gap as it is partly a foreign language movie. And to be honest the blood thirstiness of the comedy horror in this makes "Shaun of the Dead" seem cute.

Tags: Zombie Movies