Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fido (2006)

The Robinson's bring home their first zombie, complete with its own containment collar, to help around the house. Little Timmy and his mother quickly become attached to their new pet, but a hiccup in the collar's wiring leads to an urban outbreak after Fido attacks one of the neighbors! FIDO is the funniest play on 50's consumer culture since EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. The Robinsons, like each of the other families on their block, are more concerned with status and appearance than even their own safety, especially when your worth is measured in zombies. The script, written by Robert Chomiak, Dennis Heaton, and director Andrew Currie, is filled with dry wit and satire, which is played out perfectly by the all-star cast. Carrie-Anne Moss and Dylan Baker are exceptionally hilarious as Timmy's two out-of-touch parents, and they are backed by Henry Czerny, Tim Blake Nelson, and many others in excellent supporting roles. Kesun Loder fully embraces the role of the 1950's youth in another winning performance. One character stands out above all others, however, and that is the aptly named Fido, played by Billy Connolly. Connolly creates the most lovable zombie in the genre, and takes turns playing the mindless flesh-eater as well as the playful pet. Currie brilliantly contrasts the bright, sunny streets of suburbia against the unbridled gore of a Fulci flick, while upholding the incredible production values that bring the 50's back to life. FIDO is one of the best of 2006, and a wonderful Horror comedy that will uphold its cult status for years to come.

Rating: 10/10.

Movies like FIDO:
THE DEFILED, PARENTS, SOCIETY, BUGBABY, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, SUMMER OF THE DEAD.

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6 comments:

  1. this is what true love is or was? good call on this one!

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  2. jervaise brooke hamsterJanuary 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Billy Connelly is a worthless pile of dog-shit, freshly excreted out of a mongrels arse, and Fido is an unwatchable pile of garbage.

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  3. Well based on this review I'd be ready to give it a go...even if Jervaise has a rather different opinion LOL

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  4. It took me a second to realize that Billy was Scottish, I thought you let one slip since Fido is Canadian JBH! Hooched, thanks for stopping in! Fido is a must-own.

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  5. jimmie t. murakamiFebruary 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I`m more inclined to agree with Jervaise actually, Fido is a ludicrously over-rated movie and Billy Connelly is a bloody joke.

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