The classic story of a boy and his zombie. “Fido” delivers a lot of fun as it successfully satires zombie films, and the 1950’s all in one.
Set in the vintage ’50s “Fido” takes place in a society that has learned how to deal with zombies and has found that they make the perfect pet. By designing a special collar that keeps their thirst for brains at bay they find they have no trouble taking orders and performing meaningless chores. Things get a bit messy when Fido happens to eat one of the neighbours and his best friend/owner Timmy has to pull out all the stops to keep Fido a part of the family.
Packed with a stellar cast, Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker to name a few, “Fido” is filled with a lot of very funny scenes that will definitely be tickling your funny bone. A particular favourite of mine is when Timmy first falls for Cindy as she’s firing round after round of her semi-automatic rifle during target practice at their elementary school. All done in slow motion of course. So when you add up all these comical scenes you get a film that although funny feels a little disjointed. It never really felt like the movie got into a good rhythm. And for me a film like that must have a good ending to make it worth while. And really good endings are few and far between. Not that “Fido” had a bad ending. Just an ending pure and simple.
I’d recommend “Fido” to a friend but I can’t see myself watching it more than twice.
Best Line: “I’d say I’m a pretty darn good father. My father tried to eat me, I don’t remember trying to eat Timmy”
Best Weapon: Rifle