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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (aka Scouts vs Zombies)

Release Date: October 30, 2015
Release Format: Theatrical release
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and gore, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language.
Horror Sub-Genre: Zombies, Comedy, Horror
Synopsis:

“Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Overview
Scouts vs. Zombies! I’d say that’s cool idea. We’ve seen so many zombies vs. films; “Zombies vs. Cockneys”, “Navy Seals vs. Zombies”, “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies”, even “Cowboys vs. Zombies”. Zombies have been all around. Now, they come for another battle against the Scouts.
In “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, during a camp-out, three childhood friends discover weird things happening to the people of their town. They have become flesh-eating monsters. There’s only one explanation for this. The Zombie Apocalypse. Together, they put their differences aside and save their town from the horde of zombies.

Pros
Story/Plot – Even though this is one in many zombie films, the plot sets apart from the rest in the franchise. A crew of nerdy scouts come together to battle a horde of zombies and save the day. It doesn’t get better than that.
Laugh Factor – We’ve had so many dark and serious zombie films, that this is a nice change of scenery and pace. Finally, a zombie film that makes you laugh while it makes you cringe at the same time.
Content – Zombies, blood, gore, nudity; “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” has it all without being overbearing.

Cons
Costume/Makeup – I wouldn’t really call this a con, rather a more personal observation. The zombies in “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” are very “colorful”, if that makes sense. It kind of works for this film, but I’m used to zombies being scarier and gorier than comical.

Closing Thoughts
“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” delivers non-stop comedy without losing sight of the seriousness. Director Christopher Landon does a good job with the direction of the film and bringing it to life.

 

 

 

 

Rating Criteria

0-10 Avoid
11-20- Mediocre
21-30 -Good
31-40 – Average
41-50- Decent
51-60 – Stunning
71-80 – Must See
81-90 – Amazing
91-100 – Impressive

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