With a title as projecting and complete as Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, one would assume that the film under that title would entail some variety of epic action and hilarious comedy. One would assume.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is fairly self-explanatory. Three scouts, in an “apocalypse” with zombies. There really isn’t much else to it.
My feet have been panicking ever since the trailer for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse hit the internet because what I was seeing in the trailer was a lot of high-level action and low-level comedy. The final product that is in cinemas today is a bit of low-level action, a lot of low-level comedy and too many unnecessary awkward “I thought we were best friends” scenes.
As expected, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse purposely leaves any space for epic action blank and places some easy-to-get laughs in their place. And when the easy-to-get laughs aren’t there, the script throws in an unnecessary character development scene that doesn’t only fail at developing the character, but it fails at picking the right time to develop a character.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse was marketed as a comedy/horror film. Firstly, it may have made me laugh but it wasn’t honorable laughter. I am ashamed for laughing at the 12 year-old aimed comedy in this film. The plainest way of putting it is that this film’s humour isn’t for anyone who drinks wine. It’s for people who drink Mountain Dew.
Secondly, this movie failed to contain any “horror” scenes at all. The reason that Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is marketed as a “horror” film is because it contains a concept that has been used by thousands of movies before it which were considered actual “horror” films.
Despite the bad script and the unnecessary character development for characters I don’t care about, this movie was fun. I did enjoy myself in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and I’ll probably end up buying it on DVD because I’m an absolute hypocrite. Although don’t expect much action until the final 10 minutes. And even then it’s pretty tame.
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