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Steve Hope Wynne
This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do!Written by
Michael Hallows Eve
When they're all getting ready to run out the bank, at first Katy is in front of Davey, then in the next shot as they're running out, Davey is in front, then in the next shot when they're outside the bank, Katy is once more in front of Davey. See more »
[after machine gunning a zombie who got on the bus]
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Mark Birmingham plays "Some Poor Bastard." See more »
How Do You Like Me Now?
Written by Chris Ellul, Spencer Page, Kelvin Swaby and Daniel Taylor
Performed by The Heavy
Master recording courtesy of Ninja Tune Records
Published by Just Isn't Music See more »
Very amusing zombie comedy with just some minor issues
The trailer for this movie actually represents what you get very, very well. Quite a bit of gore and funny moments. In fact, I thought that I would find it less funny than I did. There is some really witty writing here.
However, what already bothered me in the trailer really did not sit well with me in the movie too. Namely when the writing goes from witty to dim-witted. Mostly because of those one-liners. Although even some of the serious dialog seems just too unnatural and clichéd.
Also, for my taste, there is a little bit too much cutting to a certain location where people are stuck. There is nothing going on aside from some of the pretty awful dialog I just referred to.
A minor complaint, since there is still plenty of gory action going on, would be that there are some scenes in which gore spatters from off-screen where I would have preferred to see the action on-screen.
In the end, it is about a fun, gory ride and "Cockneys vs Zombies" sure delivers when it comes to that. However, productions such as "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" or "Shaun of the Dead" have demonstrated that one doesn't have to rely on formulaic dialog and one-liners so heavily in order to create a fun splatter film that is actually fun.
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