Time for a new segment everybody. I’ve noticed recently that most of my time is devoted to reviewing television which means I need to start watching more movies. The goal: watch a movie from Netflix, either Instant Queue or mailed, and review it on a weekly basis.
For the first installment of this week on Netflix I chose the zombie film Fido. If and when you decide to search for this on Netflix instant access, don’t be fooled by the cover. The film is much better than it looks. Fido is set after a zombie apocalypse has scarred the Earth but unlike most zombie movies, Fido takes place after surviving humans have managed to rebuild society. Gated towns and cities have been built up in the zombie riddled Wild, safe from the hordes of zombies. The people are safe, but not separated from t he zombies. A company, Zomcom, has developed a collar that can be used to curb the zombies’ bloodlust, turning them into useful servants, maids and butlers. As more people use the collar, the idea of owning a zombie (or multiple) becomes a status symbol for wealth.
The story centers around a family who finally gets their very own zombie, Fido (Billy Connelly). Treating Fido like a pet, the family child Timmy Robinson (K’Sun Ray) quickly befriends the creature and brings him everywhere he goes. As their friendship grows, a malfunction in the control collar causes Fido to go on a flesh eating rampage. The film concludes with Timmy desperately trying to keep his zombie pet from being taken away from him. Though corny at times, the movie is twisted, funny and ends up delivering a couple of heavy handed morals about humanity and social status. I give the movie a 5 out of 10. Not a must see but if you’re looking for a zombie movie that’s unique and fun, give Fido a chance.
Oh and by the way…..its Canadian.