Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Three scouts attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
Slapstick Gore

 

United States
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Animals: 
Cat
Deer
6
Be prepared!
6
5.04
7.04
7.04
3
3
3
Performances
Pace
Effects
Give this film five minutes and you’ll know you’ve stumbled upon something good. Give it ten and you’ll meet a cast of young but not that young actors playing scouts. These guys look old enough to drink, which is questionable. The initial events are sequenced in such a way that characters who get lots of exposition die early. It makes this story unpredictable for a while.
One thing that distinguishes this zombie flick from the mass is its hook. The whole scout gimmick is an excuse to make weapons out of nothing. This being a physical comedy, the undead keep a bit of their former personalities with a reduced IQ. Nice touch! At some point, though, in the second act, we reach a plateau and this becomes every other zombie flick.
This is still one of the best movies of its kind. The make-up and special effects are impressive, the pacing is tight, and the actors are highly relatable. No single aspect of this production was neglected. The only problem with it is that the subgenre is saturated. The apocalypse comes in many shapes and forms, in cinema, but this one is seriously fatigued.
Alternate Titles: 
Scouts vs. Zombies
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