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Netflix Army of the Dead Ending Explained

Netflix’s one of the latest Zombie thriller movies, Army of the dead has left us in a major cliffhanger. Directed by Zack Snyder, Army of the dead includes an ensemble cast with Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer,

Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, and Garret Dillahunt as leads. Released on May 14, 2021, the movie left us with many unanswered questions that might straight up be a reason for a sequel, this is what happened in the end.

Army of the Dead Plot

The movie starts with the US military traveling from Area 51, which collides near a highway in Las Vegas where a zombie named Zeus escapes and gets into the city, turning humans into zombies. Cut to 6 years later, the government has quarantined the remaining humans as they’re being put under observation. 

Tanaka, a casino owner approaches a resident mercenary Scott Ward for a task to recover $200 million from a vault that is now led by Zombies. Scott makes an ensemble team that plans to attack the casino.

There’s a quarantine camp nearby where lives Kate, Scott’s daughter who’s upset as he killed her mother accompanied by Geeta who served the survivors in the camp. When Kate realizes that Lily escorted Geeta to Las Vegas, she joins the army of Kate.

An encounter with zombified Tiger makes reveals that there are two types of Zombies, the Alphas and the humans. Zeus is the one who escaped from the vehicle in Las Vegas, being an Alpha zombie, he rules the others. The team’s task is to break into the vault and recover $200 million.

Army of the dead Ending Explained

Netflix Army of the Dead Ending Explained

So what happens in the ending? Will the gang be able to recover the reward or will they turn into another set of zombies? As they enter Bly’s Casino, the team gets divided to carry out different tasks. Zeus is the alpha male, and Queen is the alpha female who leads the zombie humans. 

At the casino, Kate and Ward turn on the power after being attacked by human zombies, Lily, and Martin keep a watch outside luring the queen in the open, Peter prepares the helicopter on the rooftop and Dieter works on opening the vault.

Martin beheads her and takes her head, and Zeus finds out that the Queen was pregnant. Zeus directs the alphas to the casino to kill the troop. On the other hand, the government announces a nuclear strike to finish the apocalypse. 

Martin traps the team in the vault mentioning that Tanaka needs a Zombie head that can create a zombie army which would be more worth than money. The climax is all about Zeus vs Scott as most of the members are dead.

Even if Scott, Kate, and Vanderohe make it to the helicopter, but Zeus climbs with Scott too. In a fight between Scott and Zeus, Kate finds out that Scott was bitten, hence she shoots them dead. The helicopter gets crashed far off from Las Vegas.

Who is alive at the end of Army of the Dead?

In the end, Kate and Vanderohe survivebut while flying to Mexico City, Kate finds that Vanderohe was also bitten by Zeus, who’s now the new Alpha Zombie, the one who survives!

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