Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Cockneys vs Zombies
Director: Matthias Hoene
Writer: James Moran, Lucas Roche
Cast: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Alan Ford, Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Honor Blackman, Ashley Bashy Thomas
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Plot:
Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) and Andy (Harry Treadaway) are brothers and have been brought up by their grandfather (Alan Ford) who is now living in a retirement home. But that home is threatened by real estate development. Since the boys don’t want to see their grandfather living anywhere else, they decide that they would rob a bank with the help of their cousin Katy (Michelle Ryan) and Mental Mickey (Ashley Bashy Thomas). But in the middle of that robbery, the zombie apocalypse happens and suddenly they face quite a different challenge.

Cockneys vs. Zombies is fun, even if it doesn’t quite reach the comedic heights of Shaun of the Dead. But I did have a very good time.

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Your Highness (2011)

Your Highness
Director: David Gordon Green
Writer: Danny McBride, Ben Best
Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker, Natalie Portman, Toby Jones, Justin Theroux, Zooey Deschanel

Plot:
The princes Fabious (James Franco) and Thadeous (Danny McBride) couldn’t be more diffirent. While Fabious goes on quest after quest (and always returns successful), Thadeous tries to live life as responsibility-free as he can. From his latest quest, Fabious brought back Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) who has spent her life in captivity, held by the evil Leezar (Justin Theroux) who plans to use her for a ritual. Fabious and Belladonna want to get married but before they can, Leezar steals her back. So Fabious goes on yet another quest – only this time he drags Thadeous along.

This movie was so extremely bad, I don’t even have words for it. The first time I thought about turning off the film was about 30 minutes in. But then Natalie Portman hadn’t shown up yet and I kinda kept assuming that this movie had to become funny at one point or another. It never did. Instead it continued to be absolutely dreadful.

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