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Saturday, November 5, 2011

FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD


STATS:
2007
Written and Directed by Scott Thomas
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kenan Thompson, Julianna Margules… Oh. Wait.

And the award for most unnecessary subtitle goes to...

WHA’ HAPPENED?
Take a wild guess.

Two in the chest, one in the balls. That’s what I say.

Is that you Bennett? Shit. Come on mothefucker. I wanna make sure you keep that shitty little grin on your face. All the way to hell!

ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?
Zombies have sure become trendy lately. And why not? They are pretty much the all-purpose metaphor, and they’re freaking terrifying. The only reason I’m surprised by their recent resurrection in pop culture is the fact that most zombie movies have downer endings, and movies with downer endings are traditionally not as popular as happy ones.

Oh. Wait.

Apparently, that’s not enough to scare away the hordes of undead fans, though, so now we have movies like this one. Gnarly little horror-comedies with puns in their titles and budgets that range in the hundreds.

Another reason I really wanted to see this film was because of this guy, the skeevy weirdo from The Mummy. I cannot tell you why this guy seems like a perfect fit for a zombie movie...

It might be his face. And everything else about him.

BLOOD AND GUTS:
People are killed and mauled in a variety of ways in this impossibly large airplane. Also, the gore effects are pretty top-notch, especially for a movie that couldn’t afford a real scriptwriter. Hey now!


FINAL THOUGHTS:
This movie is exactly what you would expect. I mean, exactly what you would expect. It could’ve added a few more jokes, but the tone stays goofy the entire time, and the pacing is pretty quick. This is a fun night of brain-deadery.

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