#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus an eternally productive creature within society. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. And all people, adult or child, learn to shoot to kill to protect society. Zomcon is the go to organization for all things zombie. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons – father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent son Timmy – are one family who don’t own a zombie as a domestic since Bill is afraid of zombies, as, when he was a child, he had to shoot his own zombie father, who tried to eat him. Bill has thus become fascinated with funerals to see zombies put away permanently. But Helen feels pressured to get a zombie when Zomcon’s new head of security in Willard, the officious Jonathan Bottoms, moves into the neighborhood with his family. Never having had to deal with a zombie directly, Timmy is initially wary of their zombie. But as a lonely child who has no friends and is often bullied, Timmy eventually befriends their zombie, who he names Fido, as he treats the zombie much like a faithful pet dog. Timmy protects Fido at all cost, even after Fido, due to no fault of its own, is implicated in some deaths, which creates a mini-wave of loose zombies unknown to Zomcon. But Fido may play a larger role within the family as a companion for Helen, who is largely neglected by Bill, since he sees human affection as ultimately resulting in such difficult issues as what happened between him and his own father. With Timmy and Helen treating Fido with kindness, Fido, in turn, may prove that not all zombies, even when without their domestication collar, are out to kill anyone and everyone in their path.
Plot: Timmy Robinson’s best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, “Fido” will rip your heart out.
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Wanton homicide, zombies, slavery, bullying: yet it all makes for zany light comedy here
Set in a middle class neighborhood in the imaginary town of Willard in the 1950s, this dark comedy with a light touch toys with such American obsessions as gun mania and violence, materialism and keeping up with the Joneses, fear of others, slavery, golf, and the disposing of the dead. Yes, it all sounds a bit heavy, but trust me on this, it’s nearly as light as a feather.
Zombies are featured prominently among the characters. Crucial questions arise, such as: who will become a zombie (90% of the Willard folks choose this final path, while only 10% prefer a traditional funeral)? Who owns how many Zombies to do their bidding like robots (they’ve become a mark of social status)? And, what is the range of possible relationships that can be worked out between the living and the sort of reincarnated dead?
Somehow, director Andrew Currie, who also co-wrote the lively screenplay (with Robert Chomiak and Dennis Heaton), keeps this improbable material percolating along for an hour and a half without once faltering for want of a good laugh. A super cast helps: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, Henry Czerny, Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Black and Sonja Bennett are the principals, aided by young K’Sun Ray as Timmy, the innocent kid with a good heart who acts as fair witness to all the lunacy of the grownups. (Having seen her only in “Memento” and “The Matrix,” I had no idea that Ms. Moss had such fine comedienne chops.)
The production design and music are exquisitely 50s, to a tee. Maybe this one isn’t for everybody. It surely will be a hard film to beat for my annual Bizarro Award. But intelligent comedies that stay funny from start to finish are among the hardest won achievements in movie-making. For me anyway, “Fido” is a hoot! My grades: 8.5/10 (A-) (Seen on 01/30/07)
Douglas Sirk meets George Romero!
This film takes place in the 1950s. According to this the dead (called zombies) have arisen to eat the living. However a company has developed a collar that, when put around the zombies neck, makes them docile and perfect servants. The Robinsons mom Helen (Carrie-Anne Moss), dad Bill (Dylan Baker) and son Timmy (K’Sun Ray) hire a zombie because everyone on their block already has one. Tim names the zombie Fido (Billy Connolly) and becomes friends with him. But his dad hates him and Timmy looses control of Fido and things go wrong.
As you can see this is–among many other things–a takeoff on the “Lassie” series with Fido being a stand in for Lassie. Timmy was named that for a reason! Every single of the famous Lassie episodes are spun here. My favorite is when Timmy sends Fido off to get help before the zombies eat him! Also it’s a satire of those 1950s Douglas Sirk films where everything is bright and colorful–but dark secrets are tearing people apart. The characters wear VERY bright 1950s clothes (Moss is always in a dress)–the furnishings, settings and cars especially are all 1950s in hyper bright colors. Even when the script becomes repetitious there’s always something to look at. The script is good–but there are only so many Lassie jokes you can make. The melodramatics are kind of silly but the cast pulls it off. Everyone here is excellent and right on target. Even Connolly as an emotionless zombie does a good job. Moss is the best–playing each line for all its worth—but never going overboard.
This isn’t for everybody (of course). The satire may be lost on most people and the gore is pretty tame. The gore is done so casually and with happy music playing over it it’s hard to take it seriously. So, for some people, this will really work. I give it an 8.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Andrew Currie
Writer Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie, Dennis Heaton, Dennis Heaton (original story)
Actors David Kaye, Jan Skorzewski, Kevin Tyell, Andy Parkin
Awards 13 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Anagram Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 16 SR3 HS, Zeiss Super Speed and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver, Canada, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,743 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Double-X 7222), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format) (some scenes), Super 35 (also 3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (partial blow-up)