Mack (Bill Steven McLean) has taken his son Jesse (Ben McLean) our into
the wilderness to make him a man - which means teaching him survival
skills and how to handle a gun, things Jesse already knows he'll never
have much use of ... but then, the area they're camping in is suddenly
overrun by zombies, and suddenly knowing how to handle a gun actually
comes in handy ... though their tents and their jeep with plastic windows
less so, so they decide to make it to the next shelter - and they even
pick up a beautiful girl, Ashley (Hannah Elaine Perry), for Jesse on the
way there, a girl they save from a horde of zombies even if she insist she
needed no help. Then they drive by a research facility where some
survivors have barricaded themselves in, and they decide to save them, too
- but from here on nothing goes as planned, as the survivors in question
are actually a wildly heterogenous bunch who seem to be constantly
quarreling. What's worse is, the zombie virus actually originated in this
very research facility, and now the zombies seem to be homing in on it.
And one of the scientists responsible, Norman (Donald Libby) is actually
among the survivors but now tries to play down his role considerably -
until he turns on the others. But that's by far not the biggest prolem our
heroes have to face ...
Mainly, How to Kill a Zombie
seems to want to be just one thing: Fun - and it totally succeeds in that
aspect. Now I won't lie to you, there are more intelligent zombie films
out there, comedic or otherwise, but How to Kill a Zombie on the
other hand never makes the mistake to dumb it down for the audience or to
relie on fart jokes and gross-out humour, but it's also not the
post-modern kind of smart to fill the thing up with reference after
reference to please those in the know - no, it's just fun, the story of a
bunch of likeable (and some not so likeable) characters getting into the
worst of situations, handled in a light-footed way, where laughs and
violence (some of it pretty explicit) are allowed to go hand-in-hand.
can't but repeat, it's fun, really!