Movie Review: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Updated: May 27, 2019
I saw this film pop-up on a random youtube advertisement and honestly it did not look appealing whatsoever. But, I have a soft spot for zombie genre films as I have been an avid fan for over 20 years. Yes, there was zombie films before the Walking Dead.
As per Rotten Tomatoes: Three scouts join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
Rating by Rotten Tomatoes: 4.7/10 IMDB rating: 6.4/10 Metracritic: 32/100
Critics Consensus: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse fails to live up to its intriguingly wacky title, instead delivering yet another zombie comedy-thriller with a tired T&A twist.
Let’s not beat this film up so quickly.
What this film industry needs is to have the 80’s B-rated genre make an epic return. The box office has been on a dry spell since the summer, and this film was overlooked in the theatre because it was not considered a blockbuster. It was clearly evident it was going to “cheesey” as one would say, but it should discredit the angle it was attempting to go. This film joins the ranks of films like Cooties(released earlier this year with Elijah Wood) that was completely B-rated but was fun to watch. Over the top gore, really bad horror movie cliches and a nobody teenager emerging as a hero are all ingredients of an epic B-Rated Zombie flick. And this film delivers on it. How could you not watch a film that has a stripper who turned zombie still pole dance until her head falls off?
Understanding the film is based on some teenage friends who were still in Scouts that overcome their personal issues and save the town from a zombie apocalypse is not necessarily a bad film plot. We have B-Rated films about a telekinetic tires and killer gingerbread cookies. So this film isn't a far stretch. But what really made me enjoy this film is that only 2 people were known in this film. And they weren't even in the main cast. David Koechner(Which can be found in any Will Ferrell film as a comedic relief character) and Patrick Schwarzenegger. You read that right, Arnie’s kid plays an bullying jock.
Overall, I would recommend anyone to give this film a watch mainly due to it’s over the top gore and humor. Even though this will never reach a high caliber zombie film, but it still was a fun flick!
⅗ Zombie Strippers