Singing teenagers. Dance numbers. Bloodthirsty zombies. What’s not to like?
Anna and the Apocalypse is a fresh take on zombies. We’re tired of seeing pointless violence by scary beings who can’t be reasoned with—and those are just the humans! Now we have gleeful high schoolers hacking and bludgeoning their way through hordes of the undead. And it’ll put a smile on your face.
As for the plot: Zombies attack. High schoolers fight back.
A standout scene is Anna singing and dancing her way through a cemetery. It’s all fun until . . . well, that would be telling.
A lot of the singers are brilliant, but the movie pretty much rests on the shoulders of Ella Hunt, who plays Anna. (She was previously in Robot Overlords, which I’ll now have to see.) Lovely voice. And she stays in character while singing, which is just uncanny on her part.
There is also a musical within a musical—a Christmas play the students are rehearsing. That singing and dancing is suitably horrid.
Thankfully, there are no nude or sex scenes. There is some foul language. And the beheadings are just barely off-screen.
Most of the songs are not specifically about zombies. I liked their youthful exuberance so much, I ordered the CD.