Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Film, Comedy
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

An offensive and unfunny addition to the comedy-zombie genre – stay at home with your 'Shaun of the Dead' DVD instead

Zombies AND comedy? What an original idea! Well of course it isn’t, and this icky, sticky, teenage-boys-y addition to an already overcrowded sub-genre adds precisely nothing to the likes of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Zombieland’, ‘Cockneys vs Zombies’ and all the others we’d prefer to forget. The title says it all: three sex-mad boy scouts – the serious one (Tye Sheridan), the mouthy one (Logan Miller) and the fat, useless one (Joey Morgan) – are forced to tool up and fight back when the living dead invade their small California town.

It was predictable that ‘Scouts Guide’ would take an approach to gender politics that makes ‘Lesbian Vampire Killers’ look like ‘The Female Eunuch’, but the lazy, violent misogyny is still hard to stomach. The only female character who isn’t a ball-busting harridan or a brainless bimbo is – wait for it – a stripper in hotpants who works at a bar called Lawrence of Alabia. And that’s the level of humour we’re looking at here: the kind of gag that might make a particularly immature 11-year-old laugh – after you explained the word ‘labia’ to them.

But for anyone older and smarter, this is a tiresome, grating watch, flatly directed, crudely scripted and obnoxiously performed: Miller in particular will make you want to punch the nearest teenage boy in the face, just because.

Release details

Release date:
Friday November 6 2015
Duration:
93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Christopher Landon
Screenwriter:
Emi Mochizuki
Cast:
Tye Sheridan
Sara Malakul Lane
Halston Sage

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Another in a long line of zombie/apocalypse comedy gore fests... Not bad for fans of the genre. Relatively unknown actors but a pretty good performance by all. A bit predictable and cliched but some good laugh out loud moments, and if you like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland this will be right up your street!


I wish I or you had made the zombie apocalypse teens movie. I wouldnt of opened up with them in a female dancing situation. And I wish it was a more fun zombie movie. The teens were not so hot nor was the scout topic. I like movie apocalyptic another like is its additional to the zombie movies.