Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review of Cockneys vs Zombies

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a movie maker mixed together The Walking Dead, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and a foul mouthed version of Cocoon? No me neither but apparently the makers of Cockneys vs Zombies have.

The movie is a Zom-Com ( zombie comedy ) that doesn't deliver on the zom or the com. There are no scary bits and there are a few funny bits scattered throughout. So we can all forget about those comparisons to Shaun of the Dead.

The movie seems to exist as a reason to hear senior senior citizens curse and curse often. But to be fair the parts featuring the seniors are the best parts.

The movie starts off by showing us where the dead come from and then takes us to the heist portion of the film which seems to exist only to explain how the heroes wound up heavily armed. After that it's a straight up zombie flick which involves our heroes ( the bank robbers ) trying to get to a senior home to rescue their grandfather. There are a few funny kills along the way but the movie begins to really drag after a while as if the makers are just trying to find a way to extend the films running time.

It's not the worst zombie movie you will ever see but it's easily forgettable. But if you have Netflix and just have to see a zombie flick it's worth a looksie.