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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 August 2013 (USA)
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A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

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Mental Mickey (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)
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This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do! Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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London ain't big enough for the both of 'em. See more »


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Trivia

The bank scene was filmed at the public library, at Strattondale Street, Cubitt Town E14. Opened in January 1905 it was financed by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie at a grand total of £6805. See more »

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Katy can be spotted briefly in the van, sitting behind Terry, just before they pick her up. See more »

Quotes

Eric: Those things are vampires! We need crucifixes, garlic, silver, holy water, and Christopher Lee!
Ray Macguire: No, you soppy tart, those things are fucking zombies!
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Crazy Credits

Mark Birmingham plays "Some Poor Bastard." See more »

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Referenced in Tower Block (2012) See more »

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Head To Head (With The Undead)
Written by Dave Peacock, Nik Hodges and Chas Hodges
Performed by Chas & Dave (as Hodges & Peacock)
Produced by Nik Hodges
Copyright Control 2012
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Very amusing zombie comedy with just some minor issues
1 September 2012 | by (...) – See all my reviews

The trailer for this movie actually represents what you get very, very well. Quite a bit of gore and funny moments. In fact, I thought that I would find it less funny than I did. There is some really witty writing here.

However, what already bothered me in the trailer really did not sit well with me in the movie too. Namely when the writing goes from witty to dim-witted. Mostly because of those one-liners. Although even some of the serious dialog seems just too unnatural and clichéd.

Also, for my taste, there is a little bit too much cutting to a certain location where people are stuck. There is nothing going on aside from some of the pretty awful dialog I just referred to.

A minor complaint, since there is still plenty of gory action going on, would be that there are some scenes in which gore spatters from off-screen where I would have preferred to see the action on-screen.

In the end, it is about a fun, gory ride and "Cockneys vs Zombies" sure delivers when it comes to that. However, productions such as "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" or "Shaun of the Dead" have demonstrated that one doesn't have to rely on formulaic dialog and one-liners so heavily in order to create a fun splatter film that is actually fun.


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