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Ashtray on a motorbike...(spoilers)
on 31 January 2014
A group of criminals decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers.
On a building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by a Zombie which sets off a chain reaction.
Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies.
They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do, and save their Grandad.....
As soon as you get into this film, you cannot help but compare it to Shaun of the dead, as it's a British comedy about Zombies, so the bar will always be raised.
But the thing is, it's not trying to be anything other than trashy fun, and it works much better than you would expect.
This is thanks to the performances from the cast and the way the two sub-plots moulds into one come the end of the film. Ford steals the whole film, and he's doing his Brick Top shtick he did in Snatch, but with a little less intensity.
It is more funny when we focus on the retirement home, as the characters are rich and surprisingly have a lot of depth, and it has the best scene in the whole movie, when Ford and Co are trying to wake up Briers and then it features the slowest zombie on foot chase ever committed and its hilarious.
So all in all, it's no classic, but it's a lot of fun, and it will get repeat viewings from myself.
Don't let the title put you off, it's a lot of fun...