Overlord (2018 Film)

Iain De Caestecker, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, Jacob Anderson, Jovan Adepo, and Mathilde Ollivier in Overlord (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 American war horror movie Overlord.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success.

Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower.

But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

My Thoughts

This was another assumed somewhat lower budget movie that surprised my brother GC and I by being better than we had expected.

It was actually more of a war film than you would think, it was a war film first, and a horror film second; and it managed to keep a pretty balanced tone and it never got too crazy like I thought that it would, and there was even a bit of comedy here and there without being too much.

This was a movie that many people probably passed up and/or did not know about, I do not blame them because when I saw the trailer I thought that the movie would start good as a war film but that it would get worse and more crazy, but to my surprise this movie managed to avoid that and do better than most people would think based on the trailer(s) for it.

This movie was like a combination of the movies Miracle At St. Anna and A Cure For Wellness, and was a 3.5 – 4 out of 5 in my opinion.

There were at least two actors from the television show Game Of Thrones in this movie, and you will possibly recognize a few other actors in this movie to your surprise.

The end,

-John Jr