Trying to convince me watch a zombie movie these days require the plot to either be wildly original or absurdly funny. Either does not have to be perfect. When the guffaws come from the gut, that’s a good sign in what I enjoyed from Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Sure, it’s immature and sophomoric in its approach, but it’s Halloween! People get silly around this time just so they can unleash some inhibitions. I suspect this movie will do better once it hits video than persist on the big screen.
This film is simple popcorn entertainment. It blends the best of what camaraderie represents in The Goonies to the wildness of the situation from Zombieland. With character-driven elements taken from Superbad, this combination works to drive home a character drama.