‘ May­hem’

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How great is this. Joe Lynch’s fan­tas­ti­cally cre­ative, sub­ver­sive and Tarantino- es­que “May­hem” stands alone as an en­ter­tain­ingly bloody and dark and twisted ★★★ ½ so­cial satire — but it’s even more sat­is­fy­ing for those of us who loved Steven Yeun’s Glenn on “The Walk­ing Dead” and felt a lit­tle bit short­changed by Glenn’s some­what ar­bi­trary de­par­ture.

In “May­hem,” Yeun plays Derek, an am­bi­tious and morally am­bigu­ous at­tor­ney with an all- pow­er­ful and of course cor­rupt firm.

Just as Derek’s so­ciopath of a boss ( Caro­line Chikezie) is fram­ing him for malfea­sance, an in­fec­tious dis­ease in­fil­trates the firm, turn­ing em­ploy­ees into mad, blood­thirsty zom­bies.

Which means Glenn, I mean Derek, has one last chance to take out those walk­ers. And oh do we get some bru­tally won­der­ful mo­ments of vengeance.

Aus­tralian ac­tress Sa­mara Weav­ing is a scene- stealer as Derek’s ri­val- turned-part­ner- turned … well, let’s leave it at that. Weav­ing is a nat­u­ral. She scores some of the big­gest laughs in the movie. Opens Fri­day at AMC Woodridge and on de­mand.


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