Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

2015 zombie horror-comedy

Rating: 11/20

Plot: Scouts try to survive an outbreak of zombies.

"I'm so fucking sick of zombies!"

I don't know why I keep subjecting myself to zombie movies. If you plan on watching this, you should do it with a group of friends and play some Movie Cliche Bingo. This has characters you've seen before, action shots you've seen before, and dick references you've probably seen before if you watch the right kinds of movies. As a whole, it doesn't really work, but when you look at the individual parts, you're frustrated with how unoriginal the thing is. There's just nothing that surprises in this, and for a movie called Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, that's just disappointing.

Cloris Leachman is the best part of the movie. Well, either her or the cat puppets. Or Todd Packer from The Office. Or the sneaky little gag where one of the zombies is wearing a YOLO shirt ironically. Or maybe the way those deer intestines looked.

But I'm grasping at zombie penises here because any movie where the cliches beat the fun, memorable moments 4-1 just isn't going to interest me all that much. Solid special effects are overwhelmed by unlikable, poorly-drawn characters. Bursts of creativity are drowned in cheaply raunchy boob and dick gags. Mildly amusement is stomped all over by general loudness. This isn't completely unpleasant and probably not even a waste of time, but there's nothing here that is going to cause this to stand out in a movie universe oversaturated with zombie flicks.

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