Friday, July 31, 2015


Cockneys Vs. Zombies Movie Review

As a group of well-intended robbers hold up a bank in London's East End a zombie breakout hits the city. The leaders of the group, brothers Terry and Andy (Rasmus Hardiker and Harry Treadaway, respectively), must now rush to the retirement home of their Grandfather (Alan Ford, Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) to rescue him and his friends, leading to a full fledged assault against the zombie.

Our heroes
I came into this movie with fairly low expectations, but turned out very pleased. The comedy is actually very funny (yes, I am a bit of a sucker for dry British humour), the acting is up to par, and the gore is plenty. Hardiker is hilarious as Terry, and Ford, who I loved in both the Guy Ricthie films mentioned above, delivers one of the finest performances you will likely see in a film such as this. The humor may be off-putting to many--and I get that--but this film has two of the funniest scenes I have seen in a horror-comedy. One sees zombies of rival soccer (football for those outside the States) teams attacking each other while the other involves one of the all time great chase scenes.


Unfortunately, some of the scenes in this film are drawn out way too long, and the acting by some can be distractedly bad. Another drawback for me was the end--I won't spoil anything but will say it failed to pack the punch one would expect. Ultimately these are minor issues with the film and certainly can be overlooked in a movie this fun. This zombie comedy is filled with both laughs and a great bit of gore, drawing obvious comparisons to Shaun of the Dead--Cockneys vs. Zombies is not THAT good, but it certainly ranks among the elite in its genre.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Cockneys vs. Zombies Movie Trailer

Added bonus: This awesome song plays during the credits.

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