Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cinema Clips: Cooties

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM

There’s some sharp dialogue in “Cooties,” the sort of grisly fun that most zombie movies these days aim for, but it’s not quite enough. The idea is made pretty obvious by the title: It’s kid zombies. The film’s clever opening sequence gives us the backstory about tainted chicken nuggets on the school lunch menu. From there, the school’s staff has to figure out how to combat the virus that only targets pre-pubescent blood. The cast is familiar, even if you wish they were together for something a little more high-minded—Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Jack MacBrayer, Allison Pill—but ultimately, the sizzle the first 20 or 30 minutes gives us is too hard to sustain. If the word “zomedy” did not previously exist … you read it here first. Unfortunately, the silliness at play outweighs the knowing wink that this is all silliness.

click to enlarge cooties_poster_2_.jpg


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Colin Boyd

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Sweetie Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. UPDATE: Please stop sending your sweet, sweet turkeys! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. National Stars Shine on Tucson’s Comedy Fest (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation