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An animal attack movie, that doesn't take itself seriously, but succeeds within the scope of its ambitions. It's the old cabin in the woods set-up, with obnoxious teens and their neighbors at the lake just fodder for zombie beavers, with plenty of B-movie gore, dumb sex jokes and gratuitous nudity. The beaver puppets are terrible, but that's part of the fun, and yeah, I was mostly cheering for them to win. I don't want to spoil just how outrageous the movie gets - because I fully intend you to see it, apparently - but writer-director Jordan Rubin understands the tropes well enough to throw some good twists at us. Speaking of twists, be sure to stick around for a bonus sequence after the credits, AND if you're tempted to check out that wonderful lounge hit "Zombeavers" (which is a perfect credit roll moment), let it be known that after the first 50 seconds or so, it starts spoiling the entire story. But if you don't give a dam...
Like that post credits gag.
I'm not ashamed to admit: I love b-movies. Without the restrictions of living up to commercial success or financial gain, directors tend to have a lot more creative freedom. This is definetely the case for Zombeavers. Forget special effects, these beavers are just handmade puppets who look godawful (which is a good thing). Any idea how many beaver-puns (concerning female genitalia) that can be made when talking about zombeavers? Right, they're endless. And I laughed with almost every single one of them. I wouldn't recommend this kinda movie to a lot of people. The standard of what is perceived to be good has no room for bad taste. I say bad taste is good in and of itself, because it differs from good taste and at the same time makes good taste applicable to bad movies. I'm not talking about "so bad they're good" films, 'cause more often than not that claim is used to describe movies who were intended to be good in the first place: they failed at being good and because they failed they are good. I'm talking about movies that are deliberately bad (compared to what's perceived as good taste) because they want to subvert the way we enjoy movies. Those filmmakers know there is an audiance that likes this stuff, like myself. Even entertainment can be subverted, as Zombeavers shows us. Next up: Zombees!
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