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Joseph Campbell Quoted in Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead


Zack Snyder’s epic zombie action film, Army of The Dead, features a scene in its final moments where a key character quotes Joseph Campbell, crediting the mythologist by name. The popular website, Screen Rant, cited the quote stating, “Shortly before he staggers to the bathroom on the plane Vanderohe shares a toast with the air hostesses in which he shares a quote from literature professor Joseph Campbell: “It is by going down into the abyss where we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Campbell is best known for his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which he explained the storytelling monomyth known as the “hero’s journey.” The Campbell quote is a very tongue-in-cheek reference, since a great number of Hollywood movies – including Army of the Dead – use the framework of the hero’s journey.”

To read the entire Screen Rant article, click here.

Army of the Dead is available on Netflix.