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“That was my bowling arm!”
June 27, 2017
Bizarre, to say the least. The plot involves a small town that has been divided into three territories. A section for vampires, a section for zombies, and a section for “normal” people. But the kids from all three sectors have to attend the same school. And this is a school where the bullies are real monsters. The film starts with an overused device, the false start. Then it abruptly stops during an exciting point of action to fall back to what happened yesterday. The problem is, yesterday is not particularly interesting or entertaining. Yesterday is a drag and a drudge to get through. The people in this town and this school are overwhelmingly nasty and vicious. This is an odd way to start a comedy, with people displaying unsettling fits of rage. The story also relies heavily on the usual awkward social problems apparent in all movies about high school, compounding these typical problems with the students being zombies or vampires. The movie doesn’t become exciting until the aliens show up to complicate things further. Then chaos ensues and things become frantic and funny. But. You shouldn’t have to wait and hope that a movie will eventually get better. A good movie should be good right from the start.
I like it for the last half which was truly funny.