If you’re looking for a movie that has it all, Anna and the Apocalypse might just be that movie.
I’m not sure what genre Anna and the Apocalypse falls under but it’s a horror-comedy musical. It has parts that make you laugh out loud, parts that are a bit gory, one inappropriate song about Santa, sad parts, and they even break out into musical numbers quite often. The only thing it doesn’t have is predictability. Well, at least not as predictable as most movies.
Think of it like if they turned Shawn of the Dead into a musical. It may sound a bit weird, but that’s why it’s amazing.
I have to say, I kind of liked the music. It was easy to relate to and pretty catchy. I’ve been streaming the soundtrack for days.
To make it even better, it’s all about surviving a pandemic. Even though it was made in 2017 it feels relevant to 2020. Only instead of dealing with science-denying mask-holes, they’re dealing with zombies.
This isn’t a family flick. There are no adult situations, but plenty of violence. Granted, a lot of it is pretty fake. Most of the zombie kills seem too easy to actually kill a zombie, but that’s part of the fun of the movie.
Anna and the Apocalypse is one weird movie, but also kind of awesome. It also happens around Christmas so I guess that makes this a zombie Christmas musical.
Don’t set your hopes too high though as I think part of it’s charm is not realizing what you’re getting into and not expecting too much. It’s a delightful movie and one that I’ll be watching every Christmas now.