Rated 3.0

Julius Avery directs this high-energy, low-imagination genre mashup, a combination of Inglourious Basterds and Planet Terror that is not nearly as fun as that description might imply. On the eve of D-Day, an American plane carrying a platoon of movie soldier stereotypes gets shot down over occupied France, with the few surviving men finding shelter in a nearby, Nazi-controlled village. The soldiers quickly discover that a Nazi scientist is performing disturbing experiments on the French villagers, all to create a soulless army of the undead for Hitler. While Americans Boyce (Jovan Adepo) and Ford (Wyatt Russell) dodge zombies and attempt to carry out their mission, Nazi officer Wafner (Pilou Asbæk) stalks peasant girl Chloe (Mathilde Ollivier) and her little brother. Working from a perfunctory script by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, Avery proves adept at crafting loud, high-energy action sequences, but less skilled with nuances like pacing and tone. D.B.