Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Director: Matthaias Hoene

Starring: Rasmus Harkdiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Jack Doolan, Georgia King, Ashley Thomas, Tony Gardner, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The undead are brown dead

Plot: A group of inept criminals decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do!

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? YES!

Watch the trailer and tell me this doesn't look like fun.  Alan Ford is THE number one reason to watch this.  Just like he stole the show in SNATCH (2000), he steals it here.  He's kind of playing the same character but a little less brutal but equally hilarious.  I love this guy.  My childhood sweatheart is in it too, Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore from GOLDFINGER (1964).  Mmmmmmmmmmm.  Don't let the IMDb rating of 5.9 deter you.  CvS is a very funny British zombie flick with some great gags and gore.  It doesn't drag and it's over before you know it.  SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) still reigns as the UK zombie comedy champ but this one is nipping at its heals and is a strong second place.  It'a great one to see with crowd.

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