“Army of the Dead”, cinema auteur Zack Snyder’s “thrilling new take on the zombie apocalypse” heist movie is #1 amongst the living. It’s the second movie in which Allison Crowe’s musical performance is featured this year to become most popular worldwide.
After closing out “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” – the epic global hit released this March – she now opens #ArmyOfTheDead with a “snazzy new rendition of ‘Viva Las Vegas’ that plays while the zombie army decimates Sin City” reports Looper’s Amanda June Bell:
The first parts of this duet, led by Richard Cheese (of Lounge Against the Machine), evoke the fun, the glitz and the ironies of Vegas under zombie siege. “But later,” writes Bell, “the song takes a more melancholy turn, as Allison Crowe takes the mic when it becomes clear that the battle for the city will not be won. By the time that the final segment of the wall drops on zombie-filled Vegas, the song has fully morphed into a ballad of mourning, and the powerful final crescendo effectively conveys the grim mood that permeates this unrecognizable, hopelessly lost version of the entertainment capital of the world.
If Crowe's voice sounds familiar, well, you might remember her vocals from a couple of other Zack Snyder movies. Crowe was the singer who performed ‘Ring of Fire’ in Man of Steel's bar scene, and she was also the voice behind the heart-wrenching version of ‘Hallelujah’ that played over the end credits of Zack Snyder's Justice League.”