The Fangirl’s Movie Review: The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale

Are you searching for a zombie movie that is a lot more comedy then horror? The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale might be what you are looking for. Join us as we share our thoughts on this Kim Nam Gil Zombie movie.

TRAILER:

SYNOPSIS:

When a pharmaceutical company’s illegal experiments inadvertently create a zombie, the strange Park family finds it and tries to profit from it.

THE PLOT

Kmuse: I am a sucker for humorous adaptations of horror tropes which makes this movie perfect for me. I couldn’t stop laughing during the first half of the film. Sure, things slowed down a bit in the middle, but the humor picked up again towards the end. Very entertaining plot.

Clkytta: I’m really squeamish so I am normally not on board with any kind of horror. Kmuse assured me that this was not your average zombie plot and she was right. I laughed so hard I cried. The plot was fun and different and I liked the twist.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kmuse: There were a series of scenes in the middle of the movie that were really dark. I know you can film night scenes and still be able to see clearly what is going on. This director obviously decided against that. Other than that, I enjoyed the directing. He was especially adept on the physical humor parts of the show.

Clkytta: This wasn’t your usual blood and guts horror movie with spurting blood everywhere. I also don’t understand why they literally filmed in the dark with just a smidge of light. Yes, they obviously wanted to show the darkness vs. the flashing lights, but seriously I had to squint in places.

CHARACTER OBSERVATIONS

Kmuse: It was super entertaining watching this family profit over finding a zombie. Sure there is not a ton of character development occurring at any time throughout the show. That doesn’t mean that the onedimensional characters we get are not hilarious. Sometimes all you want is so shallow laughs and this show gives that in spades.

Clkytta: This is a family who makes use of any way they can make money and it’s “cash only”. So when they find a cash cow … er, zombie, they milk him for every dollar. I loved the zombie, aptly named Jjong-bi. The characters are all pretty predictable which is ok with me.

OVERALL REACTION

Kmuse: I give this movie a 7/10. Because it lagged a bit in the second half I probably wouldn’t rewatch. That said, I really enjoyed the show and highly recommend for an easy to watch movie on a Friday night.

Clkytta: I’d give it a 7.5/10 because I liked the characters. The hottie zombie worked for me so I’ll tack on that extra .5 for hotness. I came for Kim Nam Gil and I left looking up Jung Ga Rum. Anytime a drama makes me interested in looking up actors I’m not familiar with, it’s a good drama.

Fangirl side note: If you like humorous horror, check out our Vampire Cleaning Department post.

Til our next movie adventure,

The Fangirls

Dramas with a Side of Kimchi

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