A Dutch comedy zombie film, originally titled “ZOMBIBI”, this film will almost certainly be cookie cutter and forgettable. But then again, how often do you get to see a cookie cutter zombie comedy film made by the Dutch?
[We are introduced to Aziz, a dude who works in an office with his dream girl.]
[He gets fired, mostly because his party boy brother keeps calling him at the office.]
Starkwell: Why do they keep saying “what the fuck man”?
Lovelock: How many languages are being spoken here? Sounds like eighteen.
Starkwell: How many do you understand?
Starkwell: You know the subtitles are in English, right?
[Two black dudes get in a fight with Aziz and his brother and they all wind up in jail.]
Starkwell: Did he say “poop in your neck”?
Lovelock: I think that’s Craig Robinson in the Lakers jersey.
Starkwell: I think that might be racist.
So the two brothers, the two black dudes, a random other guy that was also in prison, and a sexy cop girl end up hauled up in the police station watching the news. They find out that a Russian satellite crashed down into his (previous) office building and made people go full zombie, and there’s an outbreak all over wherever they are. Meanwhile Aziz is worried about his dream girl, who is apparently stuck in the office building.
[All of a sudden they are surrounded by zombie cops in the station.]
Starkwell: How exactly did they not see all of those guys before?
Lovelock: How is there a spaceship? It’s a movie, asshole.
The comedy is not bad, mostly predictable. The zombies look decent enough, and the story is at the very least moving quickly. They did throw in the obligatory “this looks like a Michael Jackson video” reference. Why do all these fucking movies do that? “Thriller”? Really? A slightly dated reference.
[Montage of the crew arming themselves.]
Starkwell: Might be the most uselessly long montage ever.
Lovelock: At least they’re not using the standard chainsaw-sword-cliché-shit.
Starkwell: Guy with two bowling balls? Admittedly, fairly original.
Lovelock: Seriously though, when is an 'arming oneself' montage ever bad?
Both Lovelock and Starkwell appreciate the slow moving zombies, and that the film tries to do at least one or two new things amongst all of the same old tired gags. There is a shout out to “Pulp Fiction” at one point as well, when they accidentally shoot a guy in the back seat with a crossbow. Not as outdated a reference as "Thriller", but still a touch random.
Lovelock: You shot Marvin in the face!
Starkwell: Are we supposed to know who Ben Saunders is?
Lovelock: We ain’t Nederlander, so, no.
Starkwell: You mean we ain't Dutch?
Lovelock: That too.
[I looked it up… he won the Dutch version of “The Voice”. There's a Dutch version of "The Voice". Adam Levine is probably fucking on it.]
Everyone, except the cop and Aziz, decide to go rob a bank because, if movies have taught us anything, it is that money is certainly very important in the post apocalyptic landscape. Says Kev sarcastically.
[Craig “Bowling Ball Hands” Robinson gets bitten, and the random guy from the prison screws them over and leaves with all of the money, and the truck.]
Lovelock: That’s what you get for robbing a bank.
Starkwell: Crime don’t pay.
Then there’s a drawn out scene of the two dudes trying to kill Craig Robinson, and they literally use everything AND the kitchen sink. It’s a bad joke and the scene goes on for way too long.
[Fight scene between two guys named the Barachis and a bunch of zombies, and they film it like a fighting video game, complete with energy bars and a voiceover saying shit like “FATALITY” and whatnot.]
Lovelock: Strangely, it isn’t the first move I’ve seen do that.
Starkwell: The first non Kung-Fu movie?
The Lovelock noticed that an actor in the background hit his head on something (clearly not on purpose) and he made us rewind and watch it over about four times (finding it hilarious that they used that take). It actually was kind of funny, though. So from an actual STORY perspective, it turns out the girl that Aziz wanted to save was a complete whore, so they went all the way to save her but it turns out she called half of the city to come and save her (and bone her... bone her with boner).
[With the help of a Russian soldier, they put C4 all over the satellite, but Aziz’ brother is bitten. It is sad.]
Lovelock: The C4 is clearly just a bunch of sticks of butter.
[Aziz’ Bro is gonna stick around to detonate the C4, and Aziz gets to kill his boss.]
On the bright side, they end up saving the world. And Aziz still gets the girl, because he gets the cop, who is RIDICULOUSLY hot. Seriously. The movie ends with a twist where, now, the safe zone is full of vampires, randomly. And it feels as if they want to do a sequel.
Starkwell: Killed his boss and he got the girl? Living the dream.
Lovelock: Honestly, look at that girl. I need to go to Dutchlandia.
Starkwell: I think you mean the
Lovelock: It’s pronounced Dutch.
Starkwell: You really lost me.
Lovelock: Ned Nederlander.
Lovelock: As you Americans say we shall play for keeps.
Solid fun little picture. Some unnecessary slow motion here and there, some painfully outdated references (“Thriller”, “Scarface”, “Pulp Fiction”), some predictable lame jokes, but overall, this was pretty enjoyable. Plus they never had to resort to gratuitous boobies etc. (although I'm sure no one would have minded with the main character being as beautiful as she was), which I can respect a lot. Since EVERY cheesy American made movie always throws in some tits and buttz to try and fill the seats. Also, what ever happened to the bank robber guy? Weird.