Movie Review: Fido






Year Released: 2006

Directors Name: Andrew Currie

Writers: Robert Chomiak/Andrew Currie

Lead Actors: Kesun Loder/Billy Connolly/Carrie-Anne Moss

Production Company: Lions Gate Films/Anagram Pictures/Astral Media

Genre: Comedy/Horror/Drama

Movie Blurb(From IMBd): In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus an eternally productive creature within society. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. And all people, adult or child, learn to shoot to kill to protect society. Zomcon is the go to organization for all things zombie. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons – father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent


Plot/Story: At first I didn’t think I was going to like this movie. I hated the way Timmy’s parents spoke to him and I didn’t really see the humor in it. Also, I really didn’t like the whole thing about the bullies throwing a gun in the kids face. Maybe my sense of humor is broken or something, but also not funny.

As the story progressed I started to enjoy it a little more. I was able to learn to hate the little bullies and it didn’t bother me when Timmy’s pet zombie took care of the little brats.

This movie kind of reminded me of Warm Bodies, and I wonder if that movie/book was inspired by this movie at all. In this movie the Zombie finds himself being tamed by this family and possibly falling in love with the mother?

I thought the plot was unique and gave a little humor to the horror of a zombie apocalypse. Also, I love that it was set in the 50’s because the style was amazing. There were so many gorgeous cars in the movie…I am a sucker for older model cars.

Characters: Timmy was likable from the beginning, but the rest of them I kind of hated. Well, other than Fido, the zombie. I believe I could have watched Timmy and his pet zombie just hanging out and killing random annoying neighbors. Which is basically what this movie is.

What I liked most: I really loved the relationship between Fido and the mother. I thought it was hilarious. Though, the relationship between Mr. Theopolis and Tammy was just a tad bit disturbing.

What I hated: The beginning just made me rage a little. But in the end it was a necessary evil.

Overall: I enjoyed this movie. I would sit down and watch it again with friends. It made me laugh and gave me something to ponder over. Would I own a zombie pet should the world succumb to a zombie apocalypse and then domesticate zombies somehow? Think on that one for a minute. I think I would be a lot like Timmy, I would befriend my zombie pet and go on some weird protest about how zombies are still people.

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