Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse

Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse (Declan Shrubb, 2015) wr. Declan Shrubb, prod. Declan Shrubb, Daniel Sanguineti; Alex Williamson, Greg Fleet, Jim Jeffries; ACT; bromzomcom

Three Australian telecom tradesman find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of a zombie apocalypse.

At 73, I'm not in the target audience for this gross-out material, and I have to confess I only watched 30 minutes of it, which was 29 minutes too much. The very first bit of dialogue (which I'll spare you, but a reviewer below does not) was so disgusting I should have given up then.

My main issue with Me And My Mates Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse is that it should have been renamed Me And My Mates Dick Around During The Zombie Apocalypse. That, and the humor tragically goes rotten, and the production lacks proper finesse, and horror falls to the wayside – OK, so maybe there are more than a handful of issues. You’ll find laughs, but they’ll be sandwiched between dead-air and some pretty nifty carnage that sadly cannot act as Declan Shrubb’s brutal saving-grace. No matter how hard this dirty-minded, heavy-handed “horror comedy” tries ... Matt Donato,

The essential set-up is to take a comically cliched bunch of ‘cobbers’ (or one’s mates ie. drinking buddies) and set their none-too-bright, cheerfully Neanderthal, crude, sexist, beer-drinking and sports-loving ways up against the zombie apocalypse. This is fairly much the whole conception of Me and my Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse. It is only a few scenes in before you are cringing at the high level of sheer bad taste and offensiveness that this kind of humour is willing to venture into as Alex Williamson and Jim Jeffries stand about debating whether to shoot Greg Fleet’s zombified wife and joking about 'fucking girls in all three holes'. Elsewhere we readily get jokes about homos or racial slurs slung in the direction of Asian Andy Trieu, while Alex Williamson is wont to opine insights such as 'Some of them [the zombie women] are still very fuckable. I find the virus takes them from a 10/10 to a 7/10.' If this kind of humour, even offered up in a deadpan way, is one’s idea of hilarity then by all means regard Me and my Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse as downright hilarious.

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