Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a movie about three guys that are in high school that are Scouts and every year they have a drive for new members and it just doesn’t pay off. The disappointment of the unsuccessful drive to masked by the fact that one of them Augie on their final camp is going to get the highest reward in Scouting, but the night turns into something more important. Can Augie, Carter and Ben save their town from a Zombie Apocalypse?
The plot isn’t all that original because it’s of three teenage boys all having issues and all living up to stereotypes Augie is the complete geek, Carter is the I want popularity and be on of the lads and Ben is in the middle. They meet someone that works in a strip club called Denise and she wants to be known as a Cocktail Waitress, not someone that does lap dancing. She takes a shine for Ben as he helps her with her bag and when Ben and Carter leave Augie to go back into town for a party. She quickly teams up with them in order to survive the Zombies that are now in town. While trying to find out where the party actually is and everything Denise helps them with their issues and the guys although they have betrayed Augie finally realise that what’s most important is their friendship.
The plot being straight forward and not very original don’t write Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse off just yet because although it’s been done before in many movies, there are many good comedy moments albeit it some of them being cringeworthy. The action scenes were also very well put together and suspense to some of the Zombie attacks were very well done.
The one really negative however was the Zombie’s themselves. The problem with them were they weren’t very consistent. In the beginning, they were quite fast moving which is abnormal for Zombies, and at one point one Zombie was even pole dancing but at the end there were slow moving Zombies. Now everyone is different and has different skill sets but that isn’t the norm for Zombies and with a movie that hasn’t really got an original story line it should have stuck to the norms.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse had some huge pitfalls living up to quite a few stereotypes but, all in all, it was a solid movie with some really good laugh out loud moments. Not a must see, but definitely a movie to consider if you want a laugh.