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Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse

Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Movie Poster
Australia  •    •  90m  •    •  Directed by: Declan Shrubb.  •  Starring: Jim Jefferies, Adele Vuko, Greg Fleet, Andy Trieu, Alex Williamson, Jackie Murray, Brendan Kelly, Jim Punnett, Matt Popp, Max Mackinnon, Naomi Turvey, Brendan Farrugia, Michael Naim.  •  Music by: Morgan Quinn, Declan Shrubb.
        Three Australian telecom tradesman find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of a zombie apocalypse.

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Review:

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I bought this movie on DVD from the bargain section in a local supermarket, for the princely sum of £3. I did not expect much at that price, but given that I quite like Jim Jefferies, I was prepared to give it a shot.

What I was actually presented with was a charming and funny low budget film made by people who clearly love the genre. There are several in jokes throughout the movie and the usual robust Australian humour, all of which made the movie really rather funny in places.

However (and be prepared for a spoiler here) the demise of Jefferies is a beautifully silly and funny moment, which did make me laugh. At the end of the movie, the on going conversation between the last surviving cast of Greg Fleet and Alex Williamson is not only funny, but also clever. As Williamson stumbles over his words, it is hard to tell if it is a cleverly written joke or just a very lucky fumble. Either way, it had me laughing again.

This is not a high budget movie, it is however made with love. The cast clearly loved every moment and to be honest I rather enjoyed every silly moment. One of which came when Roy (Fleet) is explaining to Darryl (Williamson) why he does not like his daughters's boyfriend this is actually a clever joke and it does put a switch on how we the viewer think about the characters. It is true that this movie is not as sharp as Shaun of the Dead and it is not as bleak as Zombieland, but it does have a charm of it's own. Think back to what it was that we loved about the original Romero movies, those low budget gore fests that were about the love of storytelling, rather than fantastic visuals. This movie has a similar heart in it and although it won't appeal to everyone, it appealed to me and I enjoyed it.


Review by jayneflakes from the Internet Movie Database.