Thursday Night Horror Movie Review – “Cockneys Vs. Zombies”

cockneys vs zombiesIf the concept for this film was derived from a “what if?” question, that question would likely have been, “What if Guy Ritchie had written Shaun of the Dead?”

That said, Cockneys Vs. Zombies is neither as funny as Shaun of the Dead or as inventive as a Guy Ritchie film, but it rings of a lighthearted attempt that falls somewhere in the middle of the two, and just far enough outside the general conventions of the swath of zombie films currently flooding the market to stand out as worth watching.

Directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran, Cockneys Vs. Zombies follows a group of Cockneys (citizens of east London, who were born within earshot of the Bow Bells), who have decided to rob a bank. The Bow Bells Care Home, where their grandfather currently lives, is closing for financial reasons, and they need the money to keep their grandfather in the east end, where his Cockney ass belongs.

Needless to say, the bank job goes south. Cops surround the place. Then the cops are swept away by a horde of zombies, and hijinks ensue. Our Cockneys make their peril-filled way toward The Bow Bells Care Home, where their grandfather and fellow octogenarians are putting up a hearty but losing fight against an encroaching zombie parade. Filled with plenty of guts, gunfire, and fast-talking Cockneys, this one is good enough to satisfy even the most jaded Zombie fan.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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