Both films are smart and funny enough to win over non-fans. Fido's owner even bears the name of Lassie's youthful owner--Timmy. Timmy sets out to rescue him with the help of Mr. But as mentioned earlier the most interesting part of the movie is the absolute strangeness of the community. In fact, this is probably the best example of zombies being used in the metaphorical analysis of society that I have ever seen. Sometimes it goes too long on the 1950s style North American ethos and I wish it had developed the relationship between Timmy and Cindy more, since they figure so prominently in the last third with hardly any bond between them.
Helen Carrie-Anne Moss , who looks fantastic, is the wife Helen. There was too much back story and scenes with Bill for it to be an accident. We expect zombies to run amok and eat people. Both Timmie's have to deal with questions about telling the truth and being a good neighbor. It's just too bad they didn't get more out of the concept than they did. Essentially, it's the story of a boy and his dog, uhhh, I mean pet zombie.
A super cast helps: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, Henry Czerny, Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Black and Sonja Bennett are the principals, aided by young K'Sun Ray as Timmy, the innocent kid with a good heart who acts as fair witness to all the lunacy of the grownups. He's a wounded man-child who, at turns, runs from his family as if they were the monsters, and attempts to reach out to them in a reluctant fearful manner. Bill can't get used to the creature but lonely Timmy takes to the likable lug and the two strike a bond when the zombie saves Timmy from a pair of bully classmates Aaron Brown and Brandon Olds as two of the best screen bullies. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. That's the kind of name you give to a stick of incense! Bill comes to the rescue and is killed in a struggle with Mr. Most peculiar and memorable is the neighbor Mr.
At one point Bill's reading a magazine that looks like Life magazine -- only this one reflecting the times-- is called Death. The feelings seem to be mutual as Cindy realizes that Timmy is possibly her only intellectual equal and that, for different reasons, both of them have emotionally distant fathers and Mothers living in denial. Bill Dylan Baker is not a fan of zombies. The only real weakness is Dylan Baker, who is out of his element in this type of a flick. Rob Nelson of called it an unfunny zombie parody that pales in comparison to. Director and co-writer Andrew Currie creates a black comedy done in the style of a fifties sitcom but with a high Technicolor gloss. Yes, it all sounds a bit heavy, but trust me on this, it's nearly as light as a feather.
Featuring comics by , , , , , , , , , , , and more! Little Timmy and his mother quickly become attached to their new pet, but a hiccup in the collar's wiring leads to an urban outbreak after Fido attacks one of the neighbors! It surely will be a hard film to beat for my annual Bizarro Award. The film was completely storyboarded prior to filming. He has his very own sex toy in a corpse named Tammy Sonja Bennett! Every weekend Bill takes his family out to watch the funerals of strangers being buried proper - the ZomCom way. Currie uses zombies and 50s archetypes as a means of satirizing social conformity, conservatism and the increasing dysfunction behind white picket fence America. Its not often that you get a film that will treat a child's death with such sly, off-handed humor.
Timmy learns through Cindy Bottoms , daughter of Jonathan Bottoms , ZomCon's zealous security chief, that Fido has been put to work in a factory at ZomCon. Fido escapes and in a parody of Lassie is sent by Timmy to go home and find Helen, who comes and rescues Timmy from the bullies who, through their own misadventure and Fido's hunger for human flesh, are now zombies , and they try to forget about the whole thing. Maintaining this security for the masses is Zomcom, a corporation heavily invested in zombies. Mankind against legions of the undead. There are many more but those are the ones that jumped out at me. This review copyright 2009 E. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons - father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent.
Fido represents the epitome of the correct way to do a political movie without being overtly political. But Fido may play a larger role within the family as a companion for Helen, who is largely neglected by Bill, since he sees human affection as ultimately resulting in such difficult issues as what happened between him and his own father. Carrie-Anne Moss who seems to be missing from the 'meta'-cast list above is just as alluring as ever, and is even capable of giving Fido Billy Connolly a bone. Is any form of slavery acceptable and if so, where do you cross the line? So why does it still deserve a 6? The real star of the show is the next-door neighbor, Mr. When the instructional film ends, we find ourselves in a cheery classroom where little Timmy Robinson K'Sun Ray, yes that's really how he's credited struggles with the difficult question of Are the zombies really dead? That leads to a zombie outbreak and chaos in the orderly community. Usually, the movie will focus on a band of people trying like hell to survive an onslaught of flesh hungry living dead.
And so we were forced to defend our homeland. After, of course, a somber black and white newsreel about the horrible zombie uprising that changed our world forever. The movie couldn't take you farther from that concept if it physically held you down and shot you up with Demerol. It was produced by Blake Corbet, Mary Anne Waterhouse, Trent Carlson and of Anagram Pictures, and released in the United States by. But, that should not stop you from watching it. So on that count, Currie is not mining particularly new ground.