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Movie Review: ZOOMBIES

Right up front, there are no wolves in ZOOMBIES. Unfortunately. And no crocodiles, either. A couple of real missed opportunities, there, in my opinion. As every animal in the movie ends up dead–and resurrected as a zombie–it would have been sweet to see some zombie wolves or zombie gators. Alas, there are none. Mayhaps they’ll show up in the sequel.

When just the title of a movie makes me laugh, it’s a given that I’ll seek that movie out. The title, and the premise, are just too good, WERE too good to pass up. A zombie outbreak. In a zoo. That’s all you need to know. That’s all there is in the way of plot. That’s the draw. Is it enough? If reading the title, or my summation of the premise, made you laugh, then yes, it will be enough. Don’t expect anything else. Acting? No. A pithy, sardonic, or bitingly satirical script? Something like we saw with ZOMBEAVERS? No. This one isn’t half as clever. What ZOOMBIES appears to be on the surface, it is. Nothing more. No depth. It’s a shlocky schlock-fest with bargain basement CGI special effects. Does this sound like fun to you? If so, then I promise the film will deliver. If, on the other hand, it sounds stupid, just skip it. Movies like this are for a specific audience, and you ain’t it.

The zombie lion was my favorite, by the way. How could it not be? It’s a lion, and it’s a zombie. I mean, what else could you want, all things considered?

The Evil Cheezman • December 1, 2017

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