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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

Christopher Landon

Horror comedy that's generally competently made and hits the mark occasionally but struggles for originality.

The subgenre of zombie-horror has become rather cluttered over the past few years with far a whole glut of films that are basically variations on a theme, many of which might have their moments but generally struggle to rise above mediocrity and, perhaps unsurprisingly, this entry is sadly no exception.

It actually starts off reasonably well, the first scene giving hope for a movie that may show a nice degree of restraint and self-awareness and perhaps be a little more sophisticated than many of its immediate peers, but sadly it fails to deliver on that promise and fairly quickly descends into being decidedly standard fare. That's not to say it doesn't provide a little fun along the way, it does occasionally, but it's all so formulaic and predictable in terms of plot it's hard to build any real enthusiasm for it whilst the party scene that provides the extended climax is for me actually probably the nadir in proceedings.

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse is rather hit and miss but does have a few moments which manage to elicit a laugh or smile along the way and I'll give it a