By: TJ Fowler
If you’re like me you have always wondered what it would be like to see wanna be bank robbers from East End London take on zombies raised from a construction site then look no further! Also, as I bonus I also got to witness who would win in a foot race between a geriatric with a walker and a slow moving zombie. It’s a much closer contest than what you would think. Much like the Super Bowls the New England Patriots won during their Spygate era…as in I’m not so sure the end results I witnessed are accurate, as opposed to other zombie movies and their accuracy to real life zombie events. Anyway, I ramble…read on!
As a Zombie movie, Cockneys vs. Zombies is standard fare stuff in many ways. You have the main characters, zombie outbreak occurs, said main characters get caught in the middle of it all, certain characters live and certain characters die, roll credits. What helps set this movie apart from other zombie movies is the cheeky British humor and the senior citizens fighting the zombies.
We start the movie as two construction workers uncover a crypt sealed by a King in 1666 and in what has to be the quickest career change from construction workers to treasure hunters in history our fortune seekers break down the door to look for gold. I will leave it to you to guess as to what happens next.
We then shift to our two main characters, who are idiots, that are planning to rob a bank to help their grandfather whose retirement home is going to get demolished and replaced with luxury homes. As the botched bank robbery unfolds the zombie outbreak takes over. As the movie unfolds, we see the predicaments our bank robbers get themselves in and how our retirement home residents handle themselves during such a situation with the war vet grandfather leading the way until both parties finally meet and team up. During these situations, we have a zombie baby getting drop punted, a banker who complains about his heart condition even when there should be other concerns and other silly shenanigans throughout.
Cockney’s vs. Zombies holds together really well while praising London’s East End even when it could have easily fell apart with the material it tries to present. The humor is well done and actually funny without trying too hard. If you are looking for zombie movie to kill some time with that has some British humor, try Cockneys vs. Zombies and treat yourself to a zombie filled comedy.