A Little Bit Zombie Review
Year: 2012Stars: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe and Shawn Roberts
Directed: Casey Walker
Running Time: 88mins
A zombie movie yet again! Well see if anything sets this one aside from the plethora of other titles that come out on a monthly basis. A little bit zombie is a blast, from the get go there is silly action. If any of you are zombie movie veterans you’ll recognise the starting actor Stephen McHattie from the zombie film Pontypool.In there he played a radio DJ still broadcasting even when everything’s going to shit a good film I may review one day.
Right so we start off with some kick ass action that’s all a bit tongue in cheek, interspersed with scenes from a mosquito’s point of view. I already liked this movie when it didn’t particularly take itself seriously.
That’s right folks a tongue in cheek zombie movie. So I watched on to see where this film went and if it lived up to the cool beginnings.
So after the initial shoot fest we join the mosquito as he careens away obviously not very well. He proceeds to smash into the windscreen of our main protagonist’s car much to the disgust of his future wife to be.The four of them in there, two asleep on the back seat are not well known actors. Aside from small Canadian/American TV parts and bit parts in b- to mainstream movies. Our main hero so to say is obviously not feeling the wedding vibe his bride to be is placing on him.
She is obviously a person who likes to be in control and set everything out with an outlined plan as we learn. She also likes to place blame elsewhere and make things seem a bigger deal than they are, I know what you’re thinking most women hey!
I’m joking; in a movie like this you’re obviously thinking typical zombie fodder.
Our main guy is obviously a guy who shy’s away from confrontation and likes to see the best in every situation, like most down trodden guys.
The sister and the friend/husband in the back wake up she’s one of those unimpressed moan a lot people, he’s a laid back doesn’t care kind of guy. So that’s the foursome we have for this movie, a pretty typical line up for both a comedy and a horror I would say.
Oh and to cap it all off they are going to stay in a cabin/cottage in the woods and gasp! The zombie mosquito isn’t dead. He proceeds to try to get into the cottage anyway he can while as a horror movie staple the laid back guy wants to get pissed the prissy girl doesn’t.
In fact she has the four of them making wedding favours! This movie really made me laugh for most part and even had some innovative ideas.
The movie in the most continues like this for a few minutes with them arguing over things wedding themed the boyfriend trying to diffuse them until. Our main guy gets bitten by the mosquito, again and again as he tries to kill it.He starts feeling a bit odd almost right away, cut to the Zombie hunters and he orbs telling her there’s something wrong, of course the guy is one of those I’m so awesome people that he just brushes it under the rug.
We then have a weird dream sequence that’s just so funny it had me in stitches brains is the order of the day it seems.
We follow our hero as he transitions from human to zombie losing his pulse all with comedic consequences such as food not agreeing with him properly anymore, which he covers his bride to be in an absolute torrent of spew.
We find out he could be resistant to the zombie virus this is about the only serious storyline in the film which even a comedy like this needs to make it trundle along at a nice pace.
Anyway that’s that for the movie watch it yourselves to see how the rest goes as I’m not going into to many spoilers just believe me when I say you could do worse.
I’m not sure how far nearly 2 million Canadian dollars will stretch in movie land but it’s obviously done itself proud in this film some pretty decent effects and make up. Like the silly ball they use to tell them about the zombies, its bad but because it’s a funny film it just works.Some of the effects are run of mill but it’s not bad run of mill, as in you’ve seen it before but it works so why change it.
Suggesting this to other people?
I’d say yes give it go, I’m pretty sure most people will appreciate it’s tongue firmly planted in cheek style while trying to be as serious as it can. As in straight faces in the most comedic of scenes it really is one of them films. Then there will the people who either don’t get it or just don’t like it because it comedy and they wanted to watch the end of the world.I say fat luck to them watch this if you want a very enjoyable hour and half to be passed I know I had a laugh watching it.
So try out A Little Bit Zombie it’s definitely worth it just for the laughs and well deserves the 3 stars I’m awarding it for freshness and comedy in a zombie film, not something you see a lot of these days unfortunately.