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It's Time For A Zombie Movie

by Andrew Green

I have seen literally hundreds of zombie pictures, and this is one of them.

You know, there's a reason why zombie movies are so common, and it's that they're so easy to make. A group of college guys will be sitting there one day, and one of them will suddenly say, "Hey! Let's make a movie!!!"

Then, the entire brain trust will think it over for about three minutes, and come to a consensus -- "We're makin' a ZOMBIE flick, dude!"

They get some fake blood; they get some makeup; they come up with something that kind of resembles a premise; and BLAM -- movie starts "shooting".

Most of the results are utter crap . THIS one, however...erm...not quite as much.

Fido (2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/
 

Netflix description:
"Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family." --

As stated, I have seen countless zombie movies, and this one stands slightly apart.

It's a kind of comedy, satire, love story, tale of family bonding. All you need to know is that a young boy befriends a zombie (zombies, in this universe, are utilized for manual labor), and everyone learns a lesson about love.

This film, while certainly not for everyone, deserves credit at the very least for being so unique. Zombie fans will appreciate this spin on the genre, and fans of comedy ought to recognize its rather charming absurdity.

Although I'm not surprised this film is largely unknown, I recommend those with an open mind to give it a chance. It's all right.

...I guess.

3 out of 5.

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