Cockneys vs Zombies – Movie Review

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While excavating for a new condo development in East End London, a tomb from 1666’s Great Plague is unearthed. At the same time, a gang of amateur bank robbers, led by brothers Macquire, Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) and Andy (Harry Treadaway), is robbing a bank to raise money to move their grandfather out of his old folks home, which is being closed due to the same development that unearthed the tomb, to another in the east end to avoid him moving to dreaded north England. 

While Cockneys vs Zombies may be easy to dismiss as just another low budget zomedy with a weak plot, it does keep the audience laughing throughout with gags like drop kicking a baby zombie, a brawl of opposing soccer hooligans wearing team jerseys and the world’s slowest zombie chase scene. Along the way there’s hilarious gore aplenty to appease the fans. 

Alan Ford, who played Ray “Don’t call me Grandad” Macquire, stole the show. He was Brick Top in Snatch. His love interest was former Bond girl Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

Director Matthias Hoene introduced the film and took questions afterwards.

TAD director Adam Lopez (left) with Cockneys vs Zombies director Matthias Hoene (right)

Verdict: 3 out of 5.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival runs from October 18 – October 26 2012.  Do NOT miss it! Info and tickets here. Check out T-Mak World‘s full Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TAD) coverage here.

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