SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE APOCALYPSE
FILM REVIEW - SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Directed by Christopher Landon.
Starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan.
Scooby Doo with tits.
If Shaun of the Dead is the high water mark of zom-rom-coms, then Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is the sludge at the bottom. Any and all creative development for this project was wrapped up when someone came up with the elevator pitch of “Scouts vs. Zombies.” Because this has nothing else to offer.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is like an AC/DC-themed episode of Scooby Doo with tits. The three short-pants-and-woggle-wearing leads are far too old for this nonsense, as they point, squeal and bump their way to the 90-minute mark. Director and co-writer Christopher Landon lifts segments from Edgar Wright’s film wholesale, strips them of all wit, and replaces actual set-ups and pay-offs with genital references. This isn’t Scary Movie bad; it’s Meet the Spartans bad.