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.