Will make you want to punch the nearest teenage boy in the face.
As horror, "Scouts Guide" is too frivolous to thrill. As comedy, it leans too much on scenes that see the teens groping big-breasted topless zombies or the beasties sexually molesting young girls.
The gags are mostly puerile and uninspired - like the film was dreamed up by a bunch of tired, wired 13-year-olds; it has their insistence but little of their invention.
After decades of well-trodden zombie tropes, a successful zombie movie has to be at least one of three things: a) original b) funny or c) actually scary. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse doesn't earn a merit badge in any one of those categories.
It's the best public relations boost Scouting has had since it ended its ban on gay leaders, not to mention a pretty decent zombie film.
It's all too dumb and ribald for most tastes, but if you liked all the zombie comedies that came before, well, here's another one.
The film falls prey to the zombie curse of excessive laddishness, but at least it finds room for a strong female character.
"Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" is exactly what you'd expect. But better.
If your idea of a hot joke is a strip club called "Lawrence of Alabia," step right up to "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," a horror-comedy that takes a weak premise (do high school boys even go scouting anymore?) and barely uses it, anyway.