The Casual Cinecast Checks Out Overlord!

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If you’re a long time listener of The Casual Cinecast then you know the drill. The fellows start their episode out, as always, with their What’s On Our Minds segment where they discuss the film, TV and other media they’ve been consuming over the last week. This week Justin purchased and watched the Criterion Collection blu ray edition of All That Heaven Allows from Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman. Mike and Chris both checked out the new animated series Star Wars: Resistance and compare it to the Clone Wars and Rebels series. Chris finished Red Dead Redemption 2 and, along with Mike, they discuss how unique and worthwhile the game’s story is, even for the film fan who doesn’t often dive into video games. 

Then Mike, Chris and Justin move into their feature length review over the new action/horror film Overlord. Overlord tells the story of a band of WWII soldiers who hide out in a Nazi controlled town while on a mission to destroy a radio tower. However, they discover some dark secrets going on behind enemy lines. The film is directed by Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier and Pilou Asbaek. Does the film successfully blend WWII action and horror? Is it overly cheesy or seriously cool? Find out by listening to the episode below:

(And don’t worry if you haven’t seen the film yet! The guys include a spoiler free review before diving into spoilers following a clear spoiler alert!)

Do you agree or disagree with the take? Let us know what you thought of the film in the comments below or at @casualcinecast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!