Review by CJ
Glenn R. Miller
Kim Nielsen, Ione Butler, Andrew Asper, Marcus Anderson, Brianna Joy Chomer, Aaron Groben, LaLa Nestor
Animals in a wildlife sanctuary are overcome with a deadly virus that causes them to rise from the dead with a hunger for human flesh. It is up to park manager Ellen (Nielsen) and new security guard Lizzy (Butler) to save the park’s employees and interns.
It has been a long time since I last wrote a cheese-based rating system review and I am so glad that it is for Zoombies.
Zoombies is a deliciously cheesy addition to the b-grade horror genre. While Zoombies isn’t as traditionally terrible (deliciously cheesy) in terms of dialogue and acting, the laughable CGI and continuity dilemmas provide a lot of entertainment value for this silly flick. Though please don’t misunderstand — no-one is a winning an Oscar for the acting or screenwriting.
The concept for Zoombies is delightfully absurd. The absurd is often what makes monster movies (especially of a b-grade persuasion) so enjoyable. Though upon consideration, a zoo full of animals that become zombies is marginally more absurd than a park full of dinosaurs brought back to life using fossilised DNA.
Zoombies is just a fun monster movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Highly recommended for fans of the Sharknado series and similar.
“It’s a zoo not Jurassic Park.”