Monday, March 26, 2007

Fido

Dir: Andrew Currie (Mile Zero)
Cast: Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny
Canada, 2007

Seen: March 21, 2007 at Paramount

Reason to see: It's Canadian! It's a Zombie film! I mean.. how could I pass that up? I am also on my third attempt of #7 on my 101 list: See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year. This is week 13/52.

This film was a little different than I was expected. It has its share of "Argghhhhhhhhhhhhh" & brains!!! & regular zombie moments but the setting is very different from what I would expect from a zombie flick, it's more of an idealist 50's neighbourhood where zombies are domesticated and somewhere in between house-helpers and pet's. The premise alone is amusing, and it really feels like some kind of crazy cult classic but in a new form. It's really a hilarious idea and I did enjoy watching it.

Now, the one thing that keeps tugging at the back of my mind (Braiiinnnnnnnnnnnnss!!!). Oops, sorry... got distracted there. Considering it's Canadian, I keep wondering if there was some kind of message they were trying to get across about fair treatment to all people (and zombies). Juries still out on that one, and even if they aren't trying to 'say' anything they got me to laugh, squirm and smile.

Warnings: Gore

Great movie moment: After my ticket was teared, I was prompted to see "Zombies in 5, at the end on the right"

Shout out: A big Thank-You! to the person who got off their butt and told the theatre staff that there was something wrong with the picture in the middle of the film so it was sorted quickly and swiftly. You rock!

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I recommend it

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2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

This is one I want to see too but will probably be on video. I didn't realize at first that it was Canadian but when I found out I thought, of course it is! LOL.

I'm glad you liked it Shannon, the fact that you recommend it will make it much easier to inspire R to watch it with me.

(I wouldn't be surprised if there was some political agenda hidden in there, it's Canadian after all, right?)

Jamie said...

I have to admit when I heard the premise of the movie I was completely intrigued.

Zombies in 5 - that's the best!