Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FIDO

Fido Movie Review

What would happen if the suburbs of the 1950’s included zombies equipped with a special collar that kept them tame enough to help out around the house? That is the premise of Fido, a 2006 Canadian zomedy. I had to wonder throughout if the idea of the movie was taken from the ending of Shaun Of The Dead, so, while a great idea in Shaun, it seemed like a bit of a rip-off here. This was a fun movie, however. First off, I am a sucker for films set in the 1950’s, so that alone earned it points in my book.

Cool car

Second, the movie is actually pretty funny from time to time—it’s not laugh out loud funny throughout, but it does have its moments. The cast does a pretty decent job with no real standouts, but nobody really bad either. The violence and gore are both kept to a minimum in this movie, which is somewhat disappointing in a zombie movie, but this really is not meant to be horror at all. The opening of the movie, a black and white video, is really good—perhaps the best part of the film. This is not going to rank as one of my favorite movies ever, but I did enjoy it and thought it was fun.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Fido Movie Trailer 

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