‘Overlord’ Entertains, Even If It Falls Short on Horror

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Hello and Welcome back to another weekly movie review. This week’s movie is Overlord and my lucky guest is my good friend, Mason Wheeler. Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, and Pilou Asbaek. Set during D-day in World War II, Overlord is about U.S. paratroopers who crash land behind lines to take out a jamming tower on top of a church in a French village. Adepo plays Pvt. Boyce, who discovers that the Nazis are experimenting on the villagers with some liquid found beneath the church. While the script isn’t the greatest and the horror part of the movie is poor, Overlord is a very well done movie. Instead of using classic jump scares, Overlord relies on its production set of a scary Nazi lab and a good musical score, as well as good cinematography, to help set the mood. The acting is good, even though the cast is full of unknown actors making their debuts. Avery’s directing is well done as he uses the scary atmosphere to help develop a very interesting plot. The script does have forced lines that comes at terrible times during the movie, but other than that, Overlord is very entertaining  and well done movie. When I asked Mason what he thought, he said, “It was a good movie, not the scariest, but the action scenes and plot are very well done.” I would give Overlord a 3.5/4 and two big thumbs up. I would recommend you see this movie as it won’t disappoint.

Possible Awards

Best sound mixing/editing

Note: This movie is rated R and contains some objectionable material