Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
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Wonderful character development!
I wanted to but couldn't!
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
It was way better than I expected. Ireally thought it was going to be stupid, but once it got going it was awesome.
A regular, formulaic teen movie. there are some funny moments, but they are quite far apart. and there are quite a lot of slow moments and way too long dialogues. with the overall same idea, zombieland is done better, acted better, funnier and has a better rhythm. and even the title is lying and misleading. no scout guide, just a lame movie with some losers.
I imagine that there is an audience out there for a movie like this - namely immature adolescents who are tickled by the mere mention or display of violent and sexual material. Older viewers like myself will probably find the movie a non stop display of desperation by the screenwriters and the director. It's possible to make a funny, gory and outrageous zombie movie - check out Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive", for example. But you have to be clever and imaginative, and this movie simply isn't for the most part. It all feels very labored and heavy handed. Another big problem is that all the characters - including the scouts - aren't all that likable or sympathetic. You won't care about them, and will wish that they'll all be killed quickly so that the movie will end early. The movie also has some telltale signs that it was severely cut down in the editing room, given a number of plot points feel rushed and/or incomplete. It's easy to see why this performed very dismally at the box office.
Comparing this film to other Zombie films, Scouts Guide doesn't rank among those other films such as Zombieland or even Shawn of the Dead. Scouts is rating R which is filled with lots of language, some nudity and typical zombie violence but the atmosphere of the film feels more so PG-13 (or so towards its audience). Not much comedy in the film and it results in off bizarre zombie gags that aren't funny. The lead character of Ben (Tye Sheridan) does a good job playing the likable lead character along with his friends, which are there as typical characters and not as likable. This film plays out as a cross between Superbad and Zombieland, but not as funny or entertaining, interesting as those two. Scouts is quite decent but as a whole it's otherly predictable and quite forgettable.