A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Promotes inclusiveness. Presents four elements of character that are admirable and help achieve success: honesty, courage, inspiration, and will. Good defeats evil, but evil will survive to fight another day.
Positive Role Models
Dixie Grimm is heroic, resourceful, and loyal and learns a lot about including everyone to be successful. Multi-species and multi-ethnic characters. Portrays a divorced mother who attempts to undermine the heroine's dad. Stereotypes: mean girls, an overweight misfit, nerds and geeks.
Violence & Scariness
Though heavily populated by grotesque creatures, most of whom are zombies, the cartoon action is never truly frightening. Action includes: falls, lightning zaps, spells, near-drowning, an ax flying through the air, kids chased by zombies, a wild car ride, a dead body landing on the heroine, and an attack by an army of zombie-skeletons. Spooky music, cackling villains, shadowy visuals, and multiple scenes set in a cemetery all are meant to increase the tension.
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Name-calling: "chicken liver," "bloodsucker," "moron," "rotten hatchet-head," "putrid ball of flesh," "crackpot," "bloodsucker." Also "shut your trap."
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Products & Purchases
A sequel to Daddy, I'm A Zombie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mummy, I'm a Zombie is a sequel to the 2011 release Daddy, I'm a Zombie. Originally a Spanish-language film, the DVD has been revoiced for English-speaking audiences. Although zombies and odd, repellent otherworldly creatures, along with spooky settings, eerie music, and magic spells, all are all included to provide suspense and danger to the human heroine, the movie should not be scary for anyone who understands the difference between real and cartoon jeopardy. Zombies chase, cackle, release bats, build an army of attacking skeletons, and threaten, all with no actual menace or harm to anyone. Lots of name-calling ("moron," "rotten hatchet-head," "putrid ball of flesh") and two prototypical mean girls spout insults and catty remarks. Consequences of her parents' recent divorce complicate the heroine's life; her mother is petty and competitive with the sympathetic dad. Too many characters and plot lines may prove confusing to viewers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
In trying to combine topical issues of high schoolers and a supernatural adventure, the filmmakers have crafted a plot-heavy, densely populated tale with overworked messages and generic characters. The story flips from high school to the cemetery to Nebulosa's headquarters to Dixie's father's mortuary and back again; nothing much connects the scenes. It doesn't work as a scary movie; it's not a clever high school cautionary tale. The attempts at humor emanating from the stereotypical mean girls and from Dixie's dicey relationship with her zombie accomplices fall flat. In fact, Gonner, one of the two zombie-friend holdovers from the original movie, is almost unintelligible here. Dixie does, however, learn a lesson about accepting everyone, but even that is tainted when it's used as motivation to win an election. Little to recommend.
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