Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Director: Matthias Hoene
Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford

Ok, this is a very British film, I imagine for British people. I can see a lot of the humour going over a lot of peoples heads. But, having said that, if you loved films like Lock Stock, Snatch and especially Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead, then give it a watch, you won’t be disappointed. We follow two brothers Terry and Andy (played well enough by Hariker and Treadaway) who are a little on the dodgy side but basically have good hearts and intentions. They have planned a bank job in order to save their ex gangster grandads (wonderfully over acted by Ford) retirement home from being redeveloped. Their cousin Katy gets involved (played fantastically by Ryan from Eastenders fame), along with a crazy gun toting local lunatic.

All we need is the said building developers to unleash the hoards of hell from a buried tomb for the fun to start. The directing is fast paced, the script while not Shakespeare is sharp and witty (especially the rhyming slang, Abercrombie…Zombie anyone?) and the film moves along at a nice brisk pace. There’s a lot of old British TV stars making cameos here and there and the majority of the humour is very black and dark.

Add in copious amounts of swearing, craziness, gore and even a walking frame chase scene (which is absolute complete genius) and you have what you have. A low budget, British, crazy, zombie fun filled adventure. What more do you want folks?

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