It seems like a routine job for army General Gibbs (Thomas Reilly):
Move his men into a classified area, find and destroy a secret lab, then
move out again. Sure, there is word that some of the "specimens"
have escaped, but hey, Gibbs' men are all highly trained, and they are
even helped by the CIA. So what could go wrong?
Well, for example that
the escaped specimens are all flesh-eating zombies who wipe out most of
Gibbs' team when they investigate the lab, that the CIA agent (Robert
Schiller) who leads the battalion together with Gibbs is quite obviously a
traitor, that there is a bomb inside the lab that's going to go off in a
few hours to flatten the whole region, and that the lab is all of a sudden
surrounded by zombies.
Several of Gibbs' men try to make a break for it,
but they are all stopped dead by the zombies, literally. Only one (John
Weidemoyer) manages to gain any real ground, but he goes bonkers and
becomes a killing machine in the process.
The next morning, Gibbs and
the few still with him try to make it to the next village and to safety,
but now Gibbs is in for a real shock ...
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The army versus zombies - that sounds like maybe not the best
idea ever, not by a longshot, but fun anyways, especially when the film
based on the idea does not glorify soldiers as such as superior beings but
puts the whole concept of playing war into question, even in the eye of a
zombie attack. However, Operation: Nazi Zombies is unfortunately
not quite the movie it could have been. While it's actually better written
than the title Operation: Nazi Zombies might suggest, the film
quite simply lacks any and all atmosphere. There are lots of fights and
shootouts, and they are tensely conceived, too, but when it comes to
scaring the audience, the film is a bit letdown. It just shows everything
in an as-is manner, but sadly fails to breathe real life into the
That said, the film is no trainwreck, it's actually rather
intelligent (if you can swallow the premise), and it has its moments, it's
just not the movie it could have been.