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If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.Written by
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There is an unofficial FanEdit of the two "Dead Snow" movies back to back, called "Dead Snow 1+2 - The Final Redemption" which omits the intro narrative and is joined as Herzog smashes Martin (Vegar Hoel)'s car window. Runs to just over 3 hours, with all original audio, subtitled for the English audience. It also carries an amusing tagline - "Are you ready to Rot'n'Roll?" See more »
I must admit I enjoyed the first Død snø/Dead Snow which made a new breed of fast running Nazi zombies see the dark of night, as well as the light of day. Some though said it ruined the whole zombie genre. Now we didn't know how to deal with zombies anymore. Not only could they run, they could even think and speak, and they were of the worst imaginable kind - Nazi zombies. Since then zombies all over the world has learned to run like hell, instead of staggering around.
Five years has gone like hours, and Død snø 2/Dead snow: Red vs. Dead has arisen from the soil of Northern Norway, thanks to mad director Tommy Wirkola. The second outing of Dead Snow is on a way bigger budget, thanks to Wirkola has been picked up by Hollywood. That makes a hell of a lot more zombies!
Well what can we expect from the Nazi zombies? Well, they are not your average classic zombies. They are powered in Frankenstein-manner. And so are their opponents. This makes one hell of a ride including a nerdy zombie ghost buster squad from the USA. Yeah, once again the US saves the world!
Dead Snow 2 takes off right where the first ended. Our chain saw cutting hero Martin manages to escape the Nazi zombie hell in Øksfjord i Northern Norway by cutting off his own zombie smitten arm. But his flight ends wrong. He drives the car off the road due to him falling asleep due to rotten radio programming when he is exhausted from his zombie killing frenzy just before. The morning after he wakes up in a hospital, where the police suspecting him for killing off his group of medical student friends. But, it's not all bad. They have managed to sew his off-cutten arm on, a proud doctor says. And so the hell breaks loose again.
If you thought the first was strange and bloody, this is pure zombie splatter like you've never seen before. Not only Zombies are dangerous here. Our own hero will kill off even children in the most horrific ways. It's gut wrenching in all the worst ways.
So for the faint hearted: This is nothing for you! But Dead snow 2 is inventive, fulfilling for the zombie cult following, and is disturbing the whole concept of zombie life. After watching this you hardly know what to be prepared for next.
It's all made with a solid punch of humor, and especially lovable is a zombie school teacher played by Kristoffer Joner, perhaps the most disgustingly cute zombie you've ever experienced. But the police chief is also a real bad ass of a hopeless besserwisser, and we could go on.
Tommy Wirkola has made what is so far the most outrageous zombie extravaganza ever, and is even managing to putting in a zombie love story here to sweeten the bloody cup of zombie slime. And the references for the film buffs are here as well, mostly homages to quite different genres than the zombie genre itself.
There's nothing here indicating a third outing of Dead snow, but this will most certainly be a cult hit the same way the first was. The success at Sundance Film Festival shows that, taking big budget splatter to a new level. A zombie classic, deserving a 9/10, only because of the possibility that Tommy Wirkola has another ace up his sleeve for a third outing, making room for improvement. Be prepare for a total eclipse of the zombie heart!
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