- Better Off Zed: Neat little film 12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM by Platypuschow
Better Off Zed is a fun little black comedy horror that demonstrates the lighter side of a zombie apocalypse, kind of.
It tells the story of a couple living happily in their home as the world is getting taken over by the living dead. The guy especially taking advantage of the free time and living it up the best he can.
I've joked for years about wanting a zombie apocalypse and would likely react to it in similar fashion, don't judge me!
Better Off Zed balances the grim reality of such an event with humor and manages to deliver despite the blatant budget restrictions. The minimal cast do a great job and I found myself chuckling to myself a number of times as well as empathizing with our protagonists.
If you're expecting Shaun of the Dead (2004) you'll likely be disappointed, it's not that it isn't on the same level it's just not the same kind of film. This is claustrophobic, minimalistic with a dry sense of humor that manages to be darker even than the aforementioneds finale.
This will certainly not appeal to everyone but I appreciated it, neat little film.
Some real funny moments
Stands out from other zombie films
Could have done with a bit of additional time
At moments I disliked the characters a tad too much
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
There is still life in zombie cinema
The zombie apocalypse IS coming, any day now
- Christine Woods is the worst actress ever. 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM by patrickjames1313
Not scary, not funny, just annoying. Skip this one unless you want to torture yourself.
- total waste of your time 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM by tony-146-695626
This movie wants to be Shaun of the Dead and fails miserably. The budget apparently was about $10.00 . It is just plain boring. The male lead is specially miscast. Female lead is better but has little to work with.
The movie starts after a zombie apocalypse is well under way. Stuck in a house and hoping for rescue.
This does not qualify as a black comedy. It is completely not funny. And is also not scary.
Low budget, horribly acted,boring zombie apocalypse movie.
- Decent. 10/6/2018 12:00:00 AM by ThomasInParis
Not bad, nor good.
Just.. decent.No other words.
- Good movie for the right audience 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM by alexanderved
The movie is good and makes you think about life, if you can relate to the movie's characters. I guess it can be more appreciated by people in the appropriate age range, about 25-45 years old, who are at a similar stage in life and going through similar challenges and feelings as the characters in the movie. There is some depth in the movie and it has some messages or even lessons to learn, as it is based on novel.