After Shaun of the Dead Next Comes FIDO
by Alex Billington
March 17, 2007
I'm calling out all you Canadians out there! In the downtime while we wait for Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright's next movie Hot Fuzz, there is another one I want to point out, especially if you live in Canada - Fido. It's the latest greatest zombie comedy and definitely needs to be seen. It apparently just opened in theaters up north across the border and deserves to be seen and supported. So, if you live in Canada, and haven't already heard about it, then keep on reading!
Why is this movie so good and why is it worth your money to buy a ticket to see? It really IS the next best thing since Shaun of the Dead in terms of zombie comedies. Yea, you've got Black Sheep too, but this is really the genius work. It was beautifully imagined with a very vivid look and incredible imagery, and was just downright hilarious. I could even go as far as to call it "badass." The little kid Timmy (played by K'Sun Ray) is cool as hell, and the best of all the entire cast is the one-and-only Billy Connolly as the zombie Fido. I'll probably never say this again, but I actually cared for this zombie! Honestly, how many times can you say you cared for a zombie?!
Here's a synopsis: Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, Fido will rip your heart out. Essentially it's a really fun, really great movie about domesticated zombies and one of them that just gets a little bit out of hand - and it's damn good.
I'll definitely be mentioning Fido again once we actually get close to the June 15th US release date, in which you'll be lining up to see Fido instead of the terrible Fantastic Four 2. And we've got some really fun stuff lined up to get everyone in the spirit of zombies come this summer, so keep watch here on FS.net as well.
But if you're in Canada - go see Fido now!! And come back and let me know what you think!!