Cockneys vs Zombies (2013)
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A bunch of east-easters fight their way out of a zombie infested London, lead by an unlikely gang of amateur banks robbers and foul-mouthed plucky pensioners. Starring Michelle Ryan, Honor Blackman and Harry Treadaway. The undead are brown bread. (c) Official Facebook
Aug 2, 2013 Limited
Shout! Factory - Official Site
Stereotype collides with cliché in Cockneys vs. Zombies, but the impact isn't as painful as you might imagine.
This Zimmer-zomcom is as subtle as a brick in the gob, but it's also a laugh riot.
All that Hoene must do is stage his action well (he does), nail the comedic beats (gets it mostly right) and generally bring enough freshness to the endeavour so that detractors don't bleat "It's not as good as Shaun of the Dead" (which it is).
I can't exactly call Cockneys vs Zombies an instant cult classic, but I'll absolutely call it a cult hit without hesitation.
Cockneys Vs. Zombies delivers exactly what is expected of a film called Cockneys Vs. Zombies. This is a farce first, horror film last.
Delivers in every way a zombie movie should: it's fun, tense in all the right places, and very, very gory.
It might be about as subtle as an axe to the temporal lobe, but Cockneys vs Zombies possesses the kind of comic timing most recent horror comedies would kill for.
Despite boasting one of those exploitative titles which usually guarantees straight-to-DVD quality, Cockneys Vs. Zombies is actually quite fun and more enjoyable than you might imagine.
Starring famous East End faces, the likes of Alan Ford are meant to bring a grit and X factor to the film but their catchphrases are nothing more than a cliché.
This frantic lark is a bit more clever and a lot more amiable than most of what passes for "zom-com" these days.
It's a zom-com mixed with novice gangster antics and "Cor blimey, guv" dialogue, but with gleefully silly gags, over-the-top performances and a neverending stream of zombie killshots, there's just so much fun to be had.
The genius of Shaun of the Dead haunts this London comedy-horror romp to such a degree that it's almost impossible to enjoy it on its own terms
The script has some very funny moments, and the cast is terrific, but the film is too inconsistent to be a classic
How can you not be amused to see Richard Briers with a Zimmer frame trying to outwalk a zombie?
It's a ragged film, indifferently acted, but not dislikable and occasionally quite amusing ...
Made on a low-budget this is cheap and cheerful but spirited, witty and warm-hearted.
unearthing the old Blitz spirit as an antidote to bleak Tory-led times of social abandonment and exclusion, it is an affectionate mash-up of the undead and the East End's underworld, with a half-buried subtext about England's overlooked underclass.
Cockneys vs Zombies is the work of a creative team who clearly have a deep reverence towards this type of material, it also has the potential to grow into a future small-screen cult fixture.
It's not exactly The Walking Dead or even Shaun Of The Dead but it knows its limitations and those old favourites are game for a laugh.
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