Cockneys. And Zombies. Need I say more?

OK, I better say a bit more then.

Cockneys vs Zombies is the story of two brothers who decide to rob a bank. They are not without a noble cause, since they need the money to save their grandad’s old age home. They’re helped along the way by a few friends, their cousin, and a crazed psychopath with a lot of guns. The robbery goes tits up and our Robin Hood robbers bunker down in the bank while they formulate a plan to escape. They decide to make a break for it with some hostages, step outside and discover that everything’s gone to shit. Now they need to save whoever is still alive, and try to get the hell out of London.

And that’s pretty much the story for you. It’s not going to throw any surprises your way, so don’t expect any thrilling twists.

The characters are mostly stereotypical throwaways (which is why I can’t remember any of their names), except for the boy’s grandfather who is played by Alan Ward. He’s a geriatric go-getter who managed to survive World War 2, so he’s pretty well equipped to deal with some dumb zombies who can barely keep up with an old man using a walker.

It has a fair amount of laugh out loud moments, and when I’m not laughing I am enthralled by the characters who seem to have a great deal of fun when disposing of the undead. Oh, and you do get to see the undead being dealt with fairly clearly, so you might want to give this one a skip if you’re squeamish.

Movie rating: Yes, it’s a lot like Shaun of the Dead, but unfortunately it’s missing that little bit of magic that made Shaun great. It does however make up for it with guns. Lots and lots of guns. Definitely an entertaining (if mindless) way to spend an hour and a half.

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