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Overlord (2018)

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A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

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Julius Avery

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jovan Adepo ... Boyce
Wyatt Russell ... Ford
Mathilde Ollivier ... Chloe
Pilou Asbæk ... Wafner
John Magaro ... Tibbet
Iain De Caestecker ... Chase
Jacob Anderson ... Dawson
Dominic Applewhite ... Rosenfeld
Gianny Taufer Gianny Taufer ... Paul
Joseph Quinn ... Grunauer
Bokeem Woodbine ... Rensin
Erich Redman ... Dr. Schmidt
Mark McKenna ... Murphy
Hayley Carmichael ... Mrs. Lesner
Marc Rissmann ... Scherzer
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Storyline

On the eve of D-Day, the 5th of June, 1944, several American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success: destroy a radio tower built in a little castle of an old French town that the Third Reich uses for communication between Berlin and Normandy beaches' bunkers. Due to the intense enemy fire, the planes are shot down and most soldiers die in the landing or are killed by the Nazis' night patrols after they land. However, a private named Ed Boyce survives to find Corporal Ford, a last-minute incorporation from Italy and a veteran expert in bombs and explosives, rogue sniper Tibbet, war photographer Chase, and finally private Dawson. After they watch the killing of their superior Sargeant Eldson by a Nazi night patrol, Ford becomes leader of the group and they try to get the town with the tower in order to complete the mission. In the forest close to the town they meet Chloe, a villager who assists the soldiers in her home with ... Written by Chockys

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Russian | French | German

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overlord See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,202,108, 11 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,704,844, 20 December 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Overlord's first sequence, which sees the soldiers jumping from a burning plane, was done by rigging a plane on a gimbal, actually blowing up the front, tilting it as if it were actually falling through the air, and sending stuntmen tumbling through real fire. See more »

Goofs

Paul, a young boy in a small rural village, owns a baseball glove and ball. Before the end of WWII, nobody in France played baseball and gear was impossible to find, even in peace time. To this day, baseball remains almost unknown in France, being only played at an amateur level by a small group of enthusiasts or Japanese expats. No TV channel shows games, there are no baseball fields or parks anywhere and no mainstream retailers carry the gear. See more »

Quotes

Wafner: They have been given a purpose.
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Alternate Versions

After the film was given the restricted R18+ rating in Australia, Paramount Pictures decided to edit out almost 1 minute of footage to lessen the violence for the cinema version. The subsequent re-submission got the film a more accessible MA15+ rating. Although this version never ended up getting released due to Paramount Pictures changing their minds to instead give the original R18+ rated cut to cinemas. See more »

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Not so much a zombie movie, but enjoyable nonetheless...
9 February 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I never got around to watching "Overlord" when it was showing in the cinema, so I had to wait for it to be released as a physical hardcopy. The waiting was a bit long.

Once the movie ended, I must admit that I was left with a feeling of 'was that truly it?'. Because I had been told that this was an amazing zombie movie centered on a World War II storyline. So what was there not to like about it? But I felt somewhat disillusioned once the movie ended, as it wasn't all that great as I had been lead to believe.

So why not? Well, for starters, where were the zombies? All that there was, was some scientifically altered French villagers experimented on by the Germans, brought back to life with superhuman abilities in a way. Zombies? Well, not so much as in the traditional sense.

Right, well with that being said and out of the way, then I must say that the storyline in the movie was really interesting, and the way that the story was told made me feel like I was right there alongside with the Americans. I love the way that the story was told here, because it was really nerve-wrecking and intense. It had the ingredients of both a war movie and a supernatural thriller with a hint of horror to it.

The acting in the movie was good, and I really enjoyed watching Wyatt Russell (playing Ford) and Pilou Asbæk (playing Wafner) in the movie, because they really carried the movie so phenomenally well with their performances. Especially Pilou Asbæk, because he was so amazingly well-cast for the role of the German officer.

One thing that almost had me clapping my hands was the fact that the Germans actually spoke German in the movie, and not just English with a horrible assumed German thick accent thrown over it. That kind of authenticity really adds such a layer of enjoyment in a movie for me.

The sets, costumes and props used throughout the movie was really good, because it really felt like you where there in the action, in a French village during World War II. There definitely was a great feel of authenticity to it.

The special effects and make-up in the movie was good too. Which definitely helped to bring the movie alive and make it believable on the screen.

I am rating "Overlord" a seven out of ten stars, because it was definitely an action-packed and adrenaline-filled movie, despite it turning out to not be a typical zombie movie - which I had expected.


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