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Gangsters Guns & Zombies....
on December 19, 2012
Armed robbers use the early days of the zombie apocalypse to do a big bank job. With one of them dying from a gunshot wound,they try to make their way to their safehouse. However, when they get there, cop have surrounded the place so they decide to make their way to their second safehouse in the woods miles away. Yet, when they run out of gas along the way, things really start to get interesting.
Gangsters, Guns & Zombies is about one of the most humorous zombie movies I've seen in sometime. Even though it's another low budget British zombie film, this one is a step above the rest in my honest opinion. Put Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Reservoir Dogs and any of your better zombie comedies that's been out over the last year or so together....shake 'em up...and you'll get a brilliant idea what Gangsters, Guns & Zombies holds in store for you. What sold me on purchasing the movie was seeing the trailer of the movie on the Outpost: Black Sun DVD. During the trailer, you see Tony(I believe that's who it is) shooting a zombie in the head just outside their van when another gangster Crazy Steve comes up out of nowhere and starts kicking and stomping the dead. Tony asks Steve what does he think he's doing to which, then, Steve replies "Helping!". Lol, it was then that I knew I'd be in for a real treat watching this movie. I wasn't wrong in that respect. I had me a fun time watching this movie and have been recommending it to all my zombie-loving friends. I wouldn't be surprised if, somewhere down the passage of time, this movie becomes a cult classic. It is that good.
Course, like any good movie, it has its' flaws. Thankfully, there are only a couple to mention. First and foremost, the zombie makeup was just plain awful. It was no more than bloodsplattered clothes and corpses drooling blood. That may worked more in the favor of the movie, though, as, if they had went the other way, I think it might have been too much. Second is the use of CGI in this movie. While it was mostly used for gunshot wounds and whatnot, it was quite noticable when watching the movie. Practical special effects would have worked just fine in the movie for that. I guess the powers that be over the movie felt they were necessary but, in my opinion, they took away from my belief in the movie.
In closing, all I'd like to say is...if you're a zombie-loving fan(like me) and you miss this movie or pass it up; you ought to be ashamed. This is a great zombie comedy that shouldn't be missed by any means. I really loved it myself.