For reasons unknown and never stated, some monkeys at the Eden Zoo have gone a bit funny. One aggressively dies and a crazy doctor insists on reviving it. “I don’t give a damn about protocol! This animal must live!” And it does, sort of, in a round about fashion. But. Almost instantly. Its little friends go the same way and soon chomp to death a batch of numbskull doctors. Naturally, as idiots abound in this zoo, they open the secured door of the lab, releasing the undead critters into the zoo. To keep the movie going on this threadbare plot, these rambunctious beasties quickly infect all the other animals. It’s a race against time to see who lives and who dies. Since they began this opus with a bus load of interns..........they had more than enough bodies to go around.
I have to say my favorites were the zombie giraffes.
It was an interesting concept, poorly executed. None of the action lives up to the spiffy artwork on the DVD cover. The CGI is sparse; the characters are very basic, straight out of central casting, stereotypes all. The suspense is minimal. There are no scares. CGI splatter is not the same thing as good old fashioned gore. And there’s a little girl too precious for her own good (LaLa Nestor).
I found it entertaining enough to keep it for later viewings but it’s not top shelf material. The screenplay must have been written with a crayon. If you enjoy junk-food-flicks, not filling enough to truly satisfy, you might like this time waster. I did, up to a point.