April 11th 2008 03:43
Iíve been waiting for this flick for a while. Fido (2006) is a Canadian movie that was released in the Northern hemisphere early last year. Like so many movies with big names these days, this one goes straight to DVD here down under. Itís a shame because this movie wouldíve played better on the big screen, even though, ironically, itís set in a 50s world which features the wonder of the television set in the background.
Fido tells the boys-own-adventure tale of a young lad and his pet zombie. Itís described as a ďzomedyĒ (gee, I bet someone was patting themselves on the back for that coinage), but itís not incredibly funny. Yeah, there is the odd chuckle out loud moment, but for the most part Fido tries a little too hard. I couldnít help but think of two other 1950s-set black comedy horror movies which are light years better than this: Parents (1988) and Braindead (1991).
Dylan Baker as Bill Robinson, K'Sun Ray as son Timmy, Billy Connelly as Fido and Carrie-Ann Moss as Helen
Shaun of the Dead eats this flick for breakfast, no competition.
Henry Czerny as Mr. Bottoms
May I have this putrid dance?
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