Featuring a hilarious performance by Lloyd Kaufman ("Toxic Avenger" & Troma President)"
Ninja Zombies should have been fun.
It describes itself as "Shaun Of The Dead Meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and while I thought that was probably aiming a bit too high, I was still expecting an hour or so's entertainment.
Even if Ninja Zombies failed as a NinZomCom, I might still get an "Alien vs Ninja" style parade of cheese and quality stupid.
Wrong on both counts. Ninja zombies isn't a fun ride, nor is it an entertaining trainwreck - more like getting stuck outside Milton Keynes for 3 hours because of a signal failure.
The basic idea is decent, but the execution is sadly lacking. One of the perils of 21st Century DVD buying is that anybody with a working knowledge of graphics can whip up a decent cover. Making a film requires a little more, sadly.
More money would have been a good start. Ninja Zombies is so low-budget it's painful and comes across like somebody got his mates together to make a film one weekend.
There's the other big problem. The acting is strictly "Youtube short" standard and not enough to carry a full film. I do feel bad saying that because somewhere out there is a group of people who put a lot of effort into this but at the end of the day, I really struggled with the film and that's not how it's supposed to work.
There's a few hints at what could have been - some of the lines are reasonably witty but not witty enough.
As for the cameo by Lloyd Kaufman, he was trying to make up for everybody else's flat delivery by hamming it up like Jim Carrey on speed so that goes about as well as you'd expect.
How much did I pay for this: £1
Was it worth it? No. Ninja Zombies is not even close to living up to the promise of the title. Fact is, this film is dull. Avoid.
But then it gets really odd. After an hour or so of boredom, the credits feature a music video that is actually kinda entertaining. Check it out.
That's all folk