Fido (2006): 5/5
A zombie war has broken out in the early 50’s but thanks to the good people at Zomcon, scientific advances allow zombies to become useful members of society. It’s a completely different take on zombie humour when compared with Shaun of the Dead, but definitely puts it at par with the Simon Pegg starrrer. Fido is a dark comedy with an incredibly original story (though at times it becomes reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands and the Lassie movies meshed with a Pleasantville set). It’s one of those movies that actually has depth in character and if it isn’t obvious enough, Fido also touches on the current state of society and (American) people’s obsessions such as materialism, violence, slavery, etc. Great performances by Carrie-Ann Moss and convincing yet appropriate over-acted performance by that kid who plays Timmy Robinson (“I knew you wouldn’t eat me, boy!”).
If you like zombies or don’t like zombies; if you’re bored or even too busy, go see this movie!