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|Zombies of Mass Destruction|
Actors: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Bill Johns, Russell Hodgkinson
Director: Kevin Hamedani
Genres: Comedy, Horror
A conservative island community is under attack! Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with brain-eaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A ragtag band of rebels led by Frida (Janette Armand), an Irania... more »
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Jennifer H. (julick) from CLAREMONT, VA
Reviewed on 9/3/2011...
This is an OK Zombie movie. There is lots of gore and zombie bashing although it is not for the 'easily offended' due to being one of the most 'politically incorrect' movies out there. It does have one of the best 'coming out' scenes in it.
Comedy and Gore
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 01/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Zombies of Mass Destruction"
Comedy and Gore
Actually with a name like "Zombies of Mass Destruction", the plot of this film is already given away. But then I began to think about it a little bit and I realized that there is a lot more to this movie than just a simple plot. I think the film is an excellently crafted political statement about the profiling of Muslims and the way they were treated after 9/11. Director Kevin Hamedani also has something to say about the ways gay people are treated as well. I first thought this would be a no-brainer film and that I would not remember a thing about it, but I was wrong.
The film is set in Port Gamble in Washington State. It is here that zombies washed up on shore and went about infecting the entire town. There are some very funny moments in the film and the opening scene pulls you into the film. The special effects are nothing short of amazing and the gore is juicy. The movie is a genre bender in that it is a horror comedy and the comedy comes from within and you do not laugh at the film but with it. It is a low budget flick but director Hamedani gives us the apocalypse for almost no cost.
A Zombie Movie with ... Brains!
Rasmus Rasmussen | 04/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zombies of Mass Destruction is a smart zombie film. And entertaining as hell - it's quirky and gross and I loved it. It plays right into a particular kind of horror sub-genre. If you love 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Two-Disc Special Edition)', ZMD might not be your style. If you loved 'Dead Alive', this is going to be right up your alley. It's (slightly) less bloody but the jokes are better.
ZMD has everything you could want in a zombie movie. Starting with the obvious, lots of zombies that want nothing more than to eat your brains. If you get bitten you turn into one of them, straight out of 'Zombies for Dummies'.
As mentioned, the film has lots of humor. All kinds of humor in fact. Political humor, racial humor, gay jokes, religious jokes - all with a touch of bloodspatter and brain matter. The second time I watched it was even funnier than the first, which to me really adds a lot of points.
Yes, it's an independent film, so you won't find any major Hollywood stars in it (at least not yet), but personally I think it adds to the experience. It's fresh! At times hilarious, at times making you cringe - the cast does a great job all the way around.
I think ZMD is the best zombie movie to come out since 'Shaun of the Dead'."
Fairly decent film that just doesn't work all the way.
Philip C. Perron | New England, USA | 04/02/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this flick at the theater during the Horrorfest itself and right away I knew we were going the horror-comedy route so I was like, okay, not my favorite but when done well it usually can top any real horror flick easily.
We have some island community right off the coast in the Pacific Northwest, just like "any small town" in the US (or even Canada for that matter). Instantly we find out that almost everyone in the town is a caricature or an exaggeration ... think the Simpsons humor. We have a gay couple that are truly stereotypical where one is deciding to come out of the closet. We have a crunchy-feely hippie middle aged woman. We have an ethnic father from the "old country" (in this case Iran). We have his teenage daughter who is a typical teenager (pop music lover, dresses like Britney Spears, dates a boy her old man doesn't like, etc.) The next door neighbor family who seem to be clueless of what an American is. The girl's rock and roll boyfriend. The local pastor and his pulpit somewhat as a political tool. The conservative mayor running for re-election. Now take these characters and make them so exaggerated and poof, you have the Simpsons. Only the teenage girl is "normal" and pretty much is the straight-man for the flick.
The movie actually was pretty fun, the humor was great (from Archie Bunker ridiculous, to parody like the Simpsons), and the story seemed pretty cool. Basically a zombie outbreak occurs, started by an Islamic terrorist group, and then the island goes into total chaos with jokes created within the extremes of the caricatures themselves. The main jokes focus around the misunderstanding of the teenage girl's heritage and how the typical "dumb" American doesn't know the difference between a middle eastern American and a Middle Easterner. Also, the gay couple gets it good from "right wing" crazies even though a zombie outbreak is occurring. Anyone that happens to be on the right of the political spectrum are turned into either evil people or the typical uneducated religious, political, or sportman crazy. Anyone on the left of spectrum are turned into stereotypical ethnics, gays, or hippies. The only likeable character out of the whole film is actually the teenage girl who is the type of person you'd see at any McDonald's eating a burger with her boyfriend; in other words, completely normal.
I loved the film when I watched it but looking back I slowly grew to not like it as much as I originally thought. I guess making everyone a "joke" and throwing in the political/religious aspects of intolerance and showing the "bad" in people makes it not as enjoyable or even as funny as I thought. And again, the point of the film was to show the "bad" in people but the "bad" that was shown was more of the exception and not more of the rule as the director/screenwriters presented. So as a result, I have a bad taste in my mouth. The funny aspects were more ripping the right-from-center folks and not seeing the gray in both political sides of the table but simply the black and white.
Would I recommend this film? Sure, watch it and you'll either love it, hate it, or feel as I do. It really all depends on where you are politically. If you are on the left, you'll love it. If you are on the right, you'll hate it. If you think both right and left are flawed but neither are "evil" as the film makers show, then you'll probably be right where I am. But then again, if you go into this film and try your very hardest to overlook the stereotypes of the characters and any political statement presented, you may get a good enjoyable experience."