A small band of travelers is trying to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse, headed up by Tallahassee, the best zombie killer in the world who is on a quest to find the last remaining Twinkie. There are lots of laughs as our band of misfits fight and run away from zombies and meet up with a very funny surprise cameo. But what may be the best part about this movie is that the fun never stops. Things never get too serious, even in the rip-roaring third act.
Straw Dogs (1971)
For the first two-thirds of the movie a whole lot of not a whole lot happens. Then there is an overlong uncomfortable rape scene. Then a mob of people attack the spineless Dustin Hoffman’s house. Somehow he is able to fight them all off in a scene that is so violently over the top that I couldn’t possibly take it seriously. And since all the characters had done their best to repulse me through the whole movie, I didn’t really care who lived and who died in this exercise in 70s unpleasantness.
Coming up next: a Japanese movie and a movie based on a television show stolen from Japan.