Fun gun movie: "Fido"


September 7, 2007, 07:57 PM
Saw this today at Temple's on-campus theater, and really enjoyed it. (Wasn't really sure what to expect.) In short, it's a satirical zombie flick; good oldies-heavy sound track (it's set in a sort of alternative 1950s), well-cast.

Good guns! Plenty of shotguns throughout, lots of what look to me to be old S&W revolvers, Garands, .22 rifles (for the kids to practice with during "Outdoor Education") including some beautiful slide-action ones.

(Also at the Outdoor Education session -- always make sure your .22 is *actually* empty ;)

Not that I was watching it for gun accuracy, either, but I *know* a featherweight S&W revolver doesn't give you 10 rapid-fire shots ;) (Unless you're Jerry Miculek, and I think the central character's mom would have him beat in this movie if she was really doing a tactical reload so fast. Or maybe she has a New York reload ready, and that detail is just not revealed to the viewer ;))


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May 26, 2008, 01:57 PM
Practicing some "thread resurrection" here...

Just saw this on cable last night, entertaining, and probably the most "gun positive" flick I've seen in years.

May 26, 2008, 04:35 PM
I also enjoyed this movie alot. I especially like it when the dad gives his son his first handgun at 8 years old. There's dialogue along the lines of, "i know you're not supposed to get your first handgun until you're 10, but...".

Mom and dad are both always carrying and marksmanship is taught in school.

The theme probably put off alot of folks but it is really a great flick IMO.

May 26, 2008, 10:04 PM
i see this around at blockbuster..... is it actually any good? looks kinda scary from the cover picture ...

May 26, 2008, 10:53 PM
Fido is not a zombie movie despite having zombies in it. I would probably classify it as a drama about/with zombies. It has a healthy amount of humor as well.

May 27, 2008, 12:50 AM
It was actually more of a comedy. It was entertaining I think.

May 27, 2008, 03:51 AM
it's pretty much "Lassie" with zombies instead of border collies. Good stuff.

the naked prophet
May 27, 2008, 11:34 AM
It was quite entertaining. I agree, it's not a "zombie movie."

Someone forgot to mention the broomhandle mauser!

May 27, 2008, 01:47 PM
I really enjoyed Fido.

If you like camp and humor along with some insight into human nature, and zombies aren't too far fetched for your suspension of disbelief, then Fido will likely entertain you.

It's not gun-centric, but it is gun-positive.

It's set in an alternate-reality timeline, where instead of fighting WWII the civilized world fought a worldwide zombie outbreak. Take Max Brooks WWZ and set it in 1940 and you get Fido about 10-12 years after.

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