I caught Julius Avery’s Overlord yesterday, and for the most part enjoyed it.
In particular there were some pretty engaging moments of body horror that came from nowhere and really livened things up.
That being said there were also a few niggling details that distracted from it being all it could be.
One of which was the jarring combination of a war and horror film. War is horrific enough all by its lonesome. If you’re going to add over-the-top horror you have to do it in a very balanced fashion, otherwise you make the setting of the story–in this instance World War II, France–less significant than it should be.
Overlord doesn’t go that far over the line, though it gets a little close for comfort.