Little Monsters – Review

Altitude Films has released a new trailer for Little Monsters. Lupita Nyong’o starred in the film by playing a teacher trying to protect children from zombies and this new trailer proves that it will be far more difficult than it really is.

Lupita Nyong’o plays Miss Caroline, a cheerful kindergarten teacher. He took his students to the zoo and everything became tense when the zombies started eating the animals. The trailer, which is a Red Band trailer, then shows Nyongo trying to explain to children that zombies only play strange tagging before trying to get to safety. Teddy McGiggle, played by Josh Gad, is an alcoholic TV star who doesn’t seem to care if Miss Caroline and all the children eventually turn into zombies. The zombies in Little Monsters are the result of a failed military experiment. Games Online dan Offline

Nyong’o will be accompanied by one of the stars of Beauty and the Beast, Josh Gad and joined by an Australian actor, Alexander England. While the position of director and screenwriter is held by Abe Forsythe (Down Under).

This film tells about the adventures of Dave (England) who volunteered to keep the field trip of his nephew who was still in kindergarten. He did this to win the heart of one of their teachers named Miss Caroline (Nyong’o). However, this intention became even worse when Teddy McGiggle (Gad), who was his “competitor,” was present. What Dave didn’t take into account was that in the middle of the event a zombie attack occurred and he had to save the kindergarten students along with Miss Caroline.

Writer / director Abe Forsythe whips up a relatively plain zombie takeover, which is a big tell on the movie’s limited creativity. Yes, there is snarling, flesh-decaying post-humans who saunter around, and sometimes it makes for glyarly discharged straight out of “The Walking Dead.” But there’s little inspiration behind the zombies themselves, who don’t create any nervous stakes (even with kids in the mix), or get decapitated in snazzy ways. Nyong’o even has a sequence where she dives into a zombie battle, but the film cuts away from it, only showing her after, her dress and hair drastically restyled with blood and guts. It’s another example of “Little Monsters” skipping past even the smallest of the gratuitous genre delights — how could you ramp up Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’s going ballistic on the undead, and then not show us?

The zombie apocalypse of “Little Monsters” largely takes place during the day, a key detail in how the film yearns to balance a light heart with dark comedy. But Forsythe script doesn’t have the cleverness to make such a pop tone, instead of filling the time with easy, cringeworthy jokes, like often making Gad fall to the ground hard, or watching Dave bumble his way to accidental heroism. “Little Monsters” even has a stereotypical joke about Asian tourists taking pictures, and it would be more offensive if it didn’t seem like it was par for the film’s shallow course. I did laugh hard when a maniacal Gad aggressively cusses out the youngsters — one moment in which adult cruelty barrels through youthful innocence — but perhaps knowing how funny that beat is, and not being able to think of anything else, “Little Monsters” then repeats it over and over, the shock losing its luster.

“Little Monsters” is not for kids, and yet it wants to be cute as their singalongs, even just by its premise alone. More than with any usual comedy, your mileage will undoubtedly vary with “Little Monsters,” especially if you find kids (with their matching frog backpacks and little observations) unflappably endearing, or man-children instantly worth rooting for. But as someone who constantly struggles to have mindless fun with “Little Monsters” —its self-amusement is far more obvious than it is infectious.

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