For this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Zombie Films, here’s a review of Kill Zombie! (2012) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Thanks again to Darren of Movie Reviews 101 for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Debbie at Moon in Gemini. and it is Movies About Musicians
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Nov by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Debbie!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Director: Martijn Smits, Erwin van den Eshof
Writer: Tijs van Marle (Screenplay)
Starring: Yahya Gaier, Mumoun Ouled Radi, Gigi Ravelli, Sergio Hasselbaink, Uriah Arnhem, Noel Deelen, Nadia Poeschmann
Plot: The bizarre story takes place in Amsterdam-West, where a virus turns people into bloodthirsty zombies. Although much blood is flowing and many limbs chopped off, there is a lot to laugh at in this bizarre horror comedy.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Fun Horror Comedy
Story: Kill Zombie starts when hard working Aziz (Gaier) gets fired because of his brother’s Mo (Radi) party mentality, to make matters worse, they end up in jail after a party problem. That night something crash lands in Amsterdam, destroying parts of it and turning people into zombies.
Aziz is joined by his brother, police officer Kim (Ravelli), Nolan (Arnhem) and Jeffrey (Hasselbaink) as they look to rescue his love Tess from the building block where one of the strikes hit, can they make it through the zombies before it is too late.
Thoughts on Kill Zombie!
Characters – Aziz is a man hat is happy enough to work in an office, hoping for one day the office crush will notice him. He gets fired because of his brother that has always gotten him in trouble. He now wants to do the right thing during the zombie outbreak to save the girl of his dreams, which means going against the fellow survivors. Mo is the brother of Aziz, who lets his mouth get him in and out of trouble, he keeps himself out of danger by usually thinking about himself over anybody else even his brother. Kim is the police officer that did arrest the group, she does join with them in an attempt to fight for survival, being the bad ass of the group. Jeffrey and Nolan are our comic relief, they come from the other side of the offence which finds them all in jail, they do get the funniest lines in the film.
Performances – The performances in the film know they are in a wacky comedy, Yahya Gaier in the leading role plays the more serious figure which give us a character the supporting stars to get the laughs from. Gigi Ravelli gets to bring us a strong female character to deal with, the rest of the cast get the laughs which is all we need them to do.
Story – The story follows a group of unsuspecting residents of Amsterdam that awake to discover a zombie apocalypse has taken over the city, they must get to safety after saving ones fictional girlfriend from a crumbling building. This does follow all the traditional zombie outbreak storyline with everything going how we would imagine. The characters are being put through their own arcs to make sure they have an impact on the main story. This is a fun story to watch, it never takes things too seriously either.
Comedy/Horror – The comedy in the film get to see how the supporting characters deal with the zombie fights, certain jokes do go on one line too long, but for the most part they hit home. The zombie outbreak is the horror side of the film.
Settings – The film is set in Amsterdam which does make for a good setting because it is a location we haven’t normally seen a zombie outbreak in.
Special Effects – The effects are low budget and this does work for the film because it gets to through blood and guts at the characters which only adds to the comedy in the film.
Scene of the Movie – Video game fight.
That Moment That Annoyed Me – It does follow too many generic mistakes the characters will make.
Final Thoughts – This is a fun zombie comedy, it gets the jokes right and will keep the audience laughing from the action of the supporting cast.
Overall: Pure fun in Amsterdam.