I know, I know — you groaned as soon as you saw the word “zombie” in the article title. I don’t blame. What’s worse is that this isn’t just a zombie flick, but a “Blank” Vs. Zombies flick. Why, I can see you getting ready to close your internet tab in disgust. But wait! I honestly think you should give this one a chance; I know you’re tired, and even angry about about the overabundance of zombie films, but I honestly think you might have room in your heart for just one more, this one. Why? Because the “Blanks” in question are… Cockneys.
Seriously, watch the trailer. If you didn’t laugh at the old-man-in-a-walker-vs.-slow-zombie chase scene, then yeah, you’re done, and I don’t begrudge it of you. But my zombie-movie-exhausted heart started beating again when the old dude yelled “We know where ta fucking shoot ‘um” to the kid like he was an idiot. It’s basically Shaun of the Dead, but starring surly, super-competent, prone-to-violence-anyways elderly people. I have zero problems with that.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.