|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Movie » Reviews » Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) » User review

Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

A movie directed by Kevin Hamedani

< read all 4 reviews

Good ol' fashioned funny cannibalism

  • Jun 18, 2010
  • by
Rating:
+4
I like to profess being a self proclaimed Zombie lover...but that would be weird. I do this, though, after seeing a gem of a movie like this. Zombies of Mass Destruction (ZMD) is something of a modern cult classic. I do not know what form I need to fill out in order for it to become a "cult classic" but in my book (zombie movie book) it is right up there with Shaun of the Dead. 
Now, with all of that said this movie is by far not even close to an "E.T" or a "Back to the Future" but who wants to watch that anyway when you have a funny zombie movie at hand? 
ZMD has horrible dialogue, awkward interactions, and cursed filled script however, what it lacks in modern movie edict it picks up in sudden flesh-eating-humor. 
*Spoiler alert*--A child's arm gets ripped off out of no where. This is a horrific statement and unimaginable to view but for some reason this movie had me cracking up, almost the entire time.
As a zombie movie connoisseur I must say this is a must watch. (I recommend viewing it with a g/f or wife slash b/f or husband so you have someone to joke about the movie with while it is on)...braaaiiiinnnnssss....moooovvvviiieeeee.... ... ... ...

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
0
Thought-Provoking
0
Fun to Read
0
Well-Organized
0
Post a Comment
More Zombies of Mass Destruction (2... reviews
review by . March 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Zomedy of Massive
   The “After Dark Horror Fest” series have always been a real mixed bag for me. I can count on one hand the number of decent to good horror movies under this label. My friend @Christy reviewed the latest zombie outing under this label, and I was very skeptical since this label hasn’t exactly delivered in the past. However, “Zombies of Mass Destruction” may come a lot short of what its title suggests (it is actually more a play on its meaning), but I have …
review by . April 18, 2010
If a political commentary is to succeed, especially if it's a comedy, it cannot simply point at a target and pump it full of lead. It must also be clear on what it's speaking out against and why, and it must go about it thoughtfully and intelligently. The great failure of "ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction" is that aims at everyone, regardless of political orientation. It gives the appearance of an attack against conservative American values, but at the same time, it takes potshots at progressive …
review by . January 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"Zombies of Mass Destruction"    Comedy and Gore    Amos Lassen    Actually with a name like "Zombies of Mass Destruction", the plot of this film is already given away. But then I began to think about it a little bit and I realized that there is a lot more to this movie than just a simple plot. I think the film is an excellently crafted political statement about the profiling of Muslims and the way they were treated after 9/11. Director …
About the reviewer

Ranked #1326
Member Since: Jun 16, 2010
Last Login: Jun 18, 2010 02:00 AM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
Stevenstevens
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this movie

Wiki

Zombies continue to prove their applicability to all genres with the low-budget political comedyZombies of Mass Destruction, which pits a conservative small town--and its few liberal citizens--against an army of the walking and ravenous dead. Director Kevin Hamedani's obvious template is George Romero's zombie series, which uses the flesh eaters to address all manner of social ills, but neither Hamedani's targets nor his protagonists have much meat on their bones--his heroes are defined largely by what sets them apart from the rest of the town (Iranian, gay, liberal) and his antagonists are cartoonish neocons and intolerant religious types, both of which have been done to death, and by better filmmakers. Once the living dead start popping up, the film gains some momentum, and the tone turns broad and bloody, but again,Shaun of the Deadand Peter Jackson'sDead Alivedid the zombie comedy with greater verve. What's left are a few amusing moments of splatter humor (one involving a young girl and a speeding car is both shocking and hilarious) and little else. TheZombies of Mass DestructionDVD, which is part of the fourth After Dark Horrorfest series, includes a short featurette that discusses Hamedani's reasons for making the film, which are more politically charged than anything in the picture itself.--Paul Gaita
view wiki

Tags

Details

Director: Kevin Hamedani
Screen Writer: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
Runtime: 92 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
First to Review

"Comedy and Gore"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists