Super wacky: Wild Zero

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 3 - 2009

wildzeroAre you ready for a super wacky Japanese rock and roll zombie love story? That’s Wild Zero! And man, is it wacky! Think I am overselling it? Then just wait until you see how thick the actual movie piles it on.

It stars the ultra-cool band Guitar Wolf and a fan of the band named Ace, who really wants to be Guitar Wolf. A meteor brings the dead back to life as flesh-hungry zombies, Guitar Wolf is pursued by a double-dealing club manager, there’s a hot arms dealer and a transvestite who wins the heart of Ace. And it is so wacky.

I didn’t love this. It was too much rock-and-roll fantasy posturing and self-conscious wackiness and not enough zombie movie. It amounted to a long, self-indulgent music video in the vein of the old Beatles movies. It was still sort of entertaining, though. Just don’t believe the hype that this is anything special. It’s a mildly amusing, overly long, jokey music video for an overrated Japanese rock band — with zombies!

8 Responses to “Super wacky: Wild Zero

  1. Zombie Aaron says:

    Sounds like something you need to watch on acid.

  2. Zombie Aaron says:

    These reviews are mega useful, Dead and Deader is on Netflix and I fully intend to watch it today. I’ll probably like it since you seem to be more discriminant with your reviews :)

  3. Cory Casciato says:

    Uh, let me know what you think. I’m not sure it is possible to like that horrible thing.

  4. Stan Yan says:

    Oh, yes… I SAW this and I forgot about it. I’m not even sure if someone leant the DVD to me or if I somehow caught it on cable, but it was INDEED weird. It wasn’t a good movie, but I couldn’t stop watching it either. I’m not sure why.

  5. Smoooth says:

    WTF?????? While I agree with most the reviews here. I 100% disagree with this one. IN MY TOP 10 ZOMBIE MOVIES OF ALL TIME!!!!!! Check this out, its weird as hell it has ufo’s and zombies!!!! Kind of a modern japanese Plan 9 from out of space. WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!

  6. @Smoooth – I know a lot of people — including many whose taste I respect — adore this movie. it just didn’t work for me. To each his own! Glad you mostly like my reviews, though :)

  7. Zombie Shakespeare says:

    I was thinking about watching this movie for my next Zombie Movie Night. What’s a better movie: Wild Zero or Versus?

  8. @Zombie Shakespeare: For my money, there is no contest: Versus. But it depends. Do you want a super-wacky rock and roll zombie comedy (Wild Zero) or a completely over the top, anime-styled action/horror/sci-fi awesomefest (Versus)?

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