Memorable, crazy movie
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
Set in a genre which has grown over the last few years (if not bordering saturation) this film is a mix of horror and comedy with all the elements you'd expect to find in a film aimed at 20-40-year olds - bad language, sexual content, nudity, gross-out gore, action, and tongue in cheek humour. It tells the story of 3 boy scouts who want to grow - two of them have been enticed with the prospect of sexuality and all things cool in a coming of age way, while the other just wants to be the best darn scout he can possibly be. To coincide with a camping trip a zombie virus is let loose in their small town, with the residents slow to respond most people are wiped out and it's left to the 3 scouts to build bridges amongst themselves and save anyone near and dear to them. Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Joey Morgan take the lead roles in this film and they deliver well in this Christopher Landon film. It's a cross between "Shaun of the Dead" and "McGuyver" (or the "A-Team") in that, when the film gets going there is no end to their creativity and inventiveness - evidently the skills of being a good scout transfer well to zombie killing. It's an entertaining film which has some fun moments in it, the plot isn't that revolutionary as it follows a standard trope; boy fancies girl but daren't say anything, boy loses girl due to zombie apocalypse, boy realises his feelings due to impending doom from zombies (and a little help from cocktail waitress), boy fights the horde to get girl. Eagle eyed viewers and fan of zombies and horror will be quick to spot some fun Easter eggs along the journey, from the "Haddonfield" sign to the "Jockey" zombie from the "Left 4 Dead 2" game, to the trampoline escape a-la "Zombies ate my neighbours" game. All in all, an enjoyable ride which seems to have suffered from bad marketing - I say that because I'd never heard of the film and only stumbled across it by accident. Pacing is decent and I can't remember many wasted moments of screen time, and the score/soundtrack was as young and fresh as I'd expect from a film of this kind. Much better than a lot of the run of the mill B-movies being pumped out nowadays and I'd recommend this to friends without a doubt. I'm giving this a solid 7 out of 10.
When the zombie apocalypse happens, the police and military are of no use. Three scouts team up with a savvy stripper (Sarah Dumont) to save the secret senior party and Ben's (Tye Sheridan) crush (Halston Sage).This was a fun nonsense zombie film. The viral outbreak also effect animals such as deer and kittens. The scene of them getting ready to do battle against the zombies happened way too late into the film. Could have used more Scorpions.Guide: F-bomb, topless zombie.
A regular, formulaic teen movie. there are some funny moments, but they are quite far apart. and there are quite a lot of slow moments and way too long dialogues. with the overall same idea, zombieland is done better, acted better, funnier and has a better rhythm. and even the title is lying and misleading. no scout guide, just a lame movie with some losers.
The title suggests a comedy, possibly for kids. And yes, a band of scouts will use their skills and props to fight friends, bullies and unknowns who have turned undead. But not before being confronted with several situations and choices that force them to look back at their lives, friendship and growing up.The movie has great production value and some very nice gore and other effects. But this is also where it misses. It could've been a "horror" meant for a very young audience, like Goosebumps was for kids. After a few moments of innocent fun, the movie becomes a shameless teen movie with too many references to sex.Comedy can be successful if the lead character IS comedy (Jim Carrey), or if funny moments happen to the oblivious character (Ben Stiller). But a comedy fails if it feels like the movie started as 2 or 3 jokes, and the movie was written around it. This is the case and the jokes weren't even that good. It's the forced comedy in scenes about hanging on to a penis, or groping a big-breasted zombie that made us realize that this is nothing more than flat, unoriginal comedy meant for an audience that has low to zero demands. The innocence is lost with the quality and even people looking for nothing more than fun, will forget they had fun with this flick.