Cockney brothers Terry and Andy McGuire are desperate to save their grandad's care home. Their only chance of getting the money they need is to rob a local bank. Meanwhile, on a docklands building site a plague of zombies are accidentally unleashed from 350-year-old cursed tomb. Before you know it, good old London town is under attack from a deadly legion of flesh-eating nutters. But can Terry and Andy get some shooters, grab the loot and save their grandad from the night of the living brown bread before all goes pear shaped.
Head to Head (With the Undead)
- Cockneys Vs Zombies review by RP
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Comedy zombie film, plenty of splatter effects, f-ing and blinding. The song that plays over the end credits is titled 'Head to Head (With the Undead)' which really says it all.
The (somewhat silly) storyline goes like this: the granddad of a pair of loveable but incompetent cockney lads lives in an old folks home. The home is threatened with closure and redevelopment. Likely lads + cousin + local bad boy plan to rob a bank (incompetently, of course) for money to 'save' the home. After the robbery a zombie plague breaks out, the likely lads return to save the old folks, splattering many zombies on the way. Err, that's it....
It is fairly amusing but there aren't many (any?) laugh-out-loud moments. The zombie effects and makeup are pretty good, there's plenty of splatter and gore (mostly off camera) - it's an OK film if you don't want to think very much. Some 'proper' actors - Honor Blackman, Richard Briers, Georgina Hale - have small parts, and Alan Ford who you may remember as the over-the-top 'Brick Top' in Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch' gets to play yet another elderly retired gangster.
Good use is made of east end redevelopment backgrounds, including the construction of the Olympic Park.
Compared to the last deeply unfunny zombie 'comedy' that I saw, 'Zombieland', this is a masterpiece. However that's not saying very much - but it's not unlikeable and it does have some funny moments. Sit back and have a mild chuckle. 3/5 stars.