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Fido (2006)

The title isn’t the greatest, but it captures some film's sarcasm.

"Fido" is set in the ‘50s where we’ve already had and won a Zombie War. Humans have managed to survive and, with the help of Zomb Co., tamed and trained zombies as slaves and/or pets. Timmy’s family gets their hands on one such zombie. Apparently having the dead do your yard work is a status symbol. What we get from here is a boy-and-his-dog story. As such, the boy names his zombie, Fido.

This movie captures some of the charm of the ‘50s in a way that “Alien Trespass” wishes it did. The story is well written, but never really reaches the hilarity of such an absurd situation, which makes it a little lame. The addition of some over-the-top gore may have made it funnier because such exaggeration would contrast the cookie-cutter nature of the '50s. The movie entertains, but never really stands out enough for Bitter Balcony to recommend it.

The cast, which includes Carrie Ann Moss, and Dylan Baker, do a great job. Billy Connolly is a perfect zombie, although the role only involves grunting on cue and walking slowly. K'Sun Ray is sympathetic as the “boy” to Connolly’s “dog." Moss fits nicely into the '50s – suprising, since we're used to her in the little futuristic sci-fi movie known as “The Matrix."

It’s too bad this movie doesn’t reach greater heights in its humor. "Fido" could have been great.

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Credits:

Directed by: Andrew Currie
Written by: Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie
Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, K'Sun Ray





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