If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Entertainment Weekly)   Finally, a new zombie comedy the world has been waiting for: Cockneys VS Zombies (might be Not safe for work)   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 25
    More: Silly, Cockneys, zombie comedy, Fantastic Fest, survival horror, Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, Michelle Ryan, zombies  
•       •       •

3186 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Aug 2012 at 11:18 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



25 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-08-05 11:32:52 AM  
Bloody marvelous ripoff!
 
2012-08-05 11:39:50 AM  
i liked it better the first time, when it was called Shaun of the Dead.
 
2012-08-05 11:48:12 AM  

FlashHarry: i liked it better the first time, when it was called Shaun of the Dead.


I thought the same thing, but still laughed in spite of myself at the old guy in the walker being pursued by the zombie.
 
2012-08-05 11:48:37 AM  
I'd watch it.
Might need subtitles though.
Like EastEnders.
 
2012-08-05 12:03:26 PM  
More Bricktop swearing at and about stuff? I'm in.
 
2012-08-05 12:04:50 PM  

FlashHarry: i liked it better the first time, when it was called Shaun of the Dead.


This won't be half as clever a Shaun of the Dead.

I used to love zombies but enough already. There are only so many zombie stories you can do. I am sure there are new angles of doing it but everyone seems to be doing the same story over and over again. (It's either super small town everyman, usually a person of authority like a cop or a twenty something big city guy wakes up, (usually from a coma,) to find the world has been taken over by zombies. He either must team up with strangers to survive or goes on a search for loved ones he knows that are surely alive and he can save. Usually along the way, they meet up a bunch of psychopathic humans, usually those in some sort of authority, who try to stop them for whatever the reason. Rinse and repeat.)

For every clever one like Shaun of the Dean or Zombieland, there are dozens who follow this above formula.
 
2012-08-05 12:11:27 PM  

mekki: This won't be half as clever a Shaun of the Dead.


Pretty much the vibe I got.

Me, I'm patiently waiting for The World's End.

...

The next Pegg/Wright movie, not the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel.
 
2012-08-05 12:14:21 PM  

CarnySaur: FlashHarry: i liked it better the first time, when it was called Shaun of the Dead.

I thought the same thing, but still laughed in spite of myself at the old guy in the walker being pursued by the zombie.


That had me giggling like crazy.

However, I was amazed to see Honor Blackman in the movie. I didn't even know she was still acting.
 
2012-08-05 12:14:50 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.google.com
You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pisshead. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies' digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don't want to go sievin' through pig shiat, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, "as greedy as a pig".
 
2012-08-05 12:30:29 PM  
The rain in Spain slows down my hunt for brains.

I think she's got it! I think she's got it!
 
2012-08-05 01:15:27 PM  
The trailer looks better than I thought it would. And though it doesn't show it in the trailer Michelle Ryan and her friends are bank robbers, hence the guns.
 
2012-08-05 01:29:12 PM  
I loved Shaun of the Dead, and this looks awesome. Same studio too (Studio Canal), so I don't know I'd call it a rip off, or just a studio having a fun time in the same genre.
 
2012-08-05 01:48:39 PM  
OK---I will watch it just for the old people.
 
2012-08-05 02:26:10 PM  

mekki: FlashHarry: i liked it better the first time, when it was called Shaun of the Dead.

This won't be half as clever a Shaun of the Dead.

I used to love zombies but enough already. There are only so many zombie stories you can do. I am sure there are new angles of doing it but everyone seems to be doing the same story over and over again. (It's either super small town everyman, usually a person of authority like a cop or a twenty something big city guy wakes up, (usually from a coma,) to find the world has been taken over by zombies. He either must team up with strangers to survive or goes on a search for loved ones he knows that are surely alive and he can save. Usually along the way, they meet up a bunch of psychopathic humans, usually those in some sort of authority, who try to stop them for whatever the reason. Rinse and repeat.)

For every clever one like Shaun of the Dean or Zombieland, there are dozens who follow this above formula.


This.

Last time I dared say I was zombied out on fark I got called a hipster, and various other things.

I'm farking zombied out. What once was a fun thing is now super-saturated on every genre/station/everywhere. Everyone talks about zombies non-stop. It's the equivalent of putting curry spice on EVERYTHING. It's a great dash on some plain stuff as a 'woah, wow', or great all by itself.

But I don't want to eat curry flavored everything 24/7/365 every waking minute. And it's not that simple to just avoid the shiat any more, since it's on every website, everywhere.
 
2012-08-05 02:29:26 PM  
Chalk me up as another one tired of zombie-everything... (Ironic, considering my username, I know...)

However, that said-

Bricktop starring in a zombie movie? You had me at "Bricktop"...
 
2012-08-05 02:45:09 PM  
Shenanigans. There are no guns in the UK.
 
2012-08-05 05:30:20 PM  
Zombieland & Shaun of the Dead rekindled my interest on the film side. WWZ was pretty intense book dealing with a world-wide overview; the movie will be a dud. Land of the Dead and Resident Evil were ok, but Survival of the Dead learning to eat other things MAY keep the genre alive by adding a distraction to the bloody single-mindedness of the Romero Zombie.

I was but a child in '68 with the original Night of the Living Dead. Black and white gorging was bad enough, but the "in living colour" Dawn of the Dead in the 70s was a shock. Now it is blase. Younger people are jaded with the violence and gore.

What's next?
 
2012-08-05 05:33:46 PM  
Dark Overlord: Zombieland & Shaun of the Dead rekindled my interest on the film side. WWZ was pretty intense book dealing with a world-wide overview; the movie will be a dud. Land of the Dead and Resident Evil were ok, but Survival of the Dead learning to eat other things MAY keep the genre alive by adding a distraction to the bloody single-mindedness of the Romero Zombie.

I was but a child in '68 with the original Night of the Living Dead. Black and white gorging was bad enough, but the "in living colour" Dawn of the Dead in the 70s was a shock. Now it is blase. Younger people are jaded with the violence and gore.

What's next?


Some sort of ancient rome fighting to the death live on TV. We all know that's where it's going, it's just a matter of letting society fall apart enough that we enjoy the ritualized slaughter of people live on TV. With sponsorship, and phone ins as to 'who should move on to the next round'. Reallity TV, Nascar, American Idol, MMA (without the lame gloves or 'safety' aspects), all rolled in to one.
 
2012-08-05 05:47:08 PM  
I'll probably see it. Not zombied out, personally.

Plus Michelle Ryan is yummy.

physicsgeek.mu.nu
 
2012-08-05 06:07:45 PM  

fusillade762: I'll probably see it. Not zombied out, personally.

Plus Michelle Ryan is yummy.

[physicsgeek.mu.nu image 802x1000]


No argument there. Mmmm,mmmm,mmmmm.
 
2012-08-05 07:17:58 PM  

Dark Overlord: Zombieland & Shaun of the Dead rekindled my interest on the film side. WWZ was pretty intense book dealing with a world-wide overview; the movie will be a dud. Land of the Dead and Resident Evil were ok, but Survival of the Dead learning to eat other things MAY keep the genre alive by adding a distraction to the bloody single-mindedness of the Romero Zombie.

I was but a child in '68 with the original Night of the Living Dead. Black and white gorging was bad enough, but the "in living colour" Dawn of the Dead in the 70s was a shock. Now it is blase. Younger people are jaded with the violence and gore.

What's next?


I have to disagree with that, some what. Young people aren't jaded towards violence and gore. Instead they jaded towards shallow violence and gore. Kill a random character on screen and they don't blink. They might even cheer. Now make them care for a character in the first place. Then kill that character. Oh, they will feel it.

Perfect example, Shaun of the Dead. Shaun kills the zombies in the garden and it gets a laugh. Fast forward to the end of the movie when Shaun's mom is killed, no one laughs at that. Why? Because we've fallen in love with her. (C'mon. "Pickle?" That's adorable.) So, when she is killed, the audience feels it.

You want to make a better zombie movie? Write better living characters and not simply zombie fodder.
 
2012-08-05 07:32:38 PM  
Hey, world. Zombies are played. So is bacon fetishism, ninjas, pirates, and Chuck Norris. Just stop.
 
2012-08-05 09:13:15 PM  

fusillade762: Michelle Ryan


i36.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-06 03:11:38 PM  
Zombies were ruined when the survival porn guys took them over.

There's a magazine out there called "Zombie Nation" and it's nothing but survival porn, gun porn, and stupid articles about "how to survive the zombie apocalypse." Seeing that magazine was the final straw for me.

Zombies are no longer the province of horror fans and those who understand the use of the zombie as a "nature" element in a mankind-versus-himself morality tale. They've been dumbed down significantly, and now represent the same thing that the Terminator robots did; "The future generic enemy army that we must prepare to fight."

Social commentary? Psychological horror? Forget about those things. Now the questions are things like, "What kind of weapons should you use to survive the zombie apocalypse?" and "What kind of building should you live in to survive the zombie apocalypse?"

They've been ruined, just as vampires were ruined by people who didn't "get" the subtext. The dumb people took over the genre, and now we're left with stupid stories and obsessive, repetitive conversations that totally miss the point of the best films of the genre.

The pool's closed. Someone took a crap in it.
 
2012-08-06 03:15:18 PM  

mekki: Dark Overlord: Zombieland & Shaun of the Dead rekindled my interest on the film side. WWZ was pretty intense book dealing with a world-wide overview; the movie will be a dud. Land of the Dead and Resident Evil were ok, but Survival of the Dead learning to eat other things MAY keep the genre alive by adding a distraction to the bloody single-mindedness of the Romero Zombie.

I was but a child in '68 with the original Night of the Living Dead. Black and white gorging was bad enough, but the "in living colour" Dawn of the Dead in the 70s was a shock. Now it is blase. Younger people are jaded with the violence and gore.

What's next?

I have to disagree with that, some what. Young people aren't jaded towards violence and gore. Instead they jaded towards shallow violence and gore. Kill a random character on screen and they don't blink. They might even cheer. Now make them care for a character in the first place. Then kill that character. Oh, they will feel it.

Perfect example, Shaun of the Dead. Shaun kills the zombies in the garden and it gets a laugh. Fast forward to the end of the movie when Shaun's mom is killed, no one laughs at that. Why? Because we've fallen in love with her. (C'mon. "Pickle?" That's adorable.) So, when she is killed, the audience feels it.

You want to make a better zombie movie? Write better living characters and not simply zombie fodder.


Exactly my point.

In a good zombie story, the zombies aren't just random creatures that you can kill without caring. They're your mom. They're your dad. They're your wife, your kids, your neighbors, your friends...

And the audience must know this. The audience must get to know these people. They must see them as a great and terrible loss of life, not just another notch on a gun. As characters die-- be it from zombies or other living folks-- they should be mourned, not applauded.

/Except Mr. Cooper. He was just an asshole.
 
Displayed 25 of 25 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report