Basically on the morning of the Alabama/Auburn game, the dead start to rise, (and a couple get abducted by Aliens, in a subplot that is not needed) the Sheriff is gone, and the on-call deputy is shacked up in Florida. So its down to the brass-balled secretary, her ex-boyfreind and of course, your gotta have them mullet-wearing rednecks to defend the world.
We follow basically a dozen people around this small town, but keep coming back to Barbara and Chuck, and I’m just fine with that. You will be too, trust me.
The movie is pretty much a huge collection of running around, and being somewhat stupid or pretty smart. I do love the supermarket, and the “interview” with the TV station and Chuck, dang-it! Well, all roads lead to Chuck.
And that’s a good thing.
So bottom line, for this mini-review.
If you liked Clerks, or Southern Football, you should like this movie.
I do think this is a good college effort movie, that needed a rewrite.
I’m not going to do the huge spoiler alert here, since, of course, this movie really doesn’t deserve it. This isn’t Oldboy or the Crying Game, after all.
So what needs to be clipped?
1. The Alien abductions. That whole thing, plus the naked guy whining about his Mustang ran long. Could have just as easily done the same jokes without worrying about the Chinese experimental airplanes.
2. Zombies are afraid of the Dark.
That’s just stupid. Much – as a red-blooded straight male, I appreciate the female form being exposed in flashing light, but this one is pretty stupid.
3. The guy from homeland defense. Why did he have to steal Barbara’s Pontiac, when a black SUV ala CSI would have been more interesting. The abundance of pamphlets was pretty good, I bet.
I would have liked to see the National Guard come out, block the town off, and tell the town no-one gets out, until the Zombies are all dead, and they can’t tell if the people left are Zombie’s or Auburn fans (or Bama fans) so Chuck and the rest are all alone in defending the town.
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