Osombie – Special Forces Week

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Osombie

Osombie (2012) – Not rated

“Dusty is on a mission to rescue her brother, a conspiracy theorist who’s convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive. But while in Afghanistan, she discovers that the terrorist has risen — and is building a zombie army to carry out his evil bidding.

Make no mistake – this is a bad movie but at least it begins with an amusing rendition (see what I did there?) of the raid on Bin Laden’s compound. No shaky cam or found footage – woohoo! Other than that not much else to say – Osombie is cheap and amateurish with really bad CGI for the gunshots.

Osombie features a Special Forces team of mixed nationality. They have a woman called Tomboy who likes to fight with a katana, two guys with nice abs who like to go shirtless, a guy nicknamed DC (divorce court) and assorted other jokers. They’re pretty inept and when they go to save Dusty, she shoots one of them. Apparently Special Forces are exempt from haircut regulations as well. Honestly, the conspiracy-nut Derek is a way better soldier than any of the Special Forces team.

Even though we have seen the zombies kill members of their team (mostly for not paying attention) on two separate occasions, we still have a seen where Tomboy is killing zombies while two other soldiers just stroll and chat. The zombies shuffle around slowly, Romero-style, until they pop up from nowhere, 28 Days Later-style.

The laws of physics do not apply. Tomboy pops a zombie’s head off with her sword – not sliced off mind you. Single gunshots explode heads, actual explosions are hit or miss. An unmounted .50 calibre has no recoil.

Osombie is goofily watchable in a bad Syfy kind of way, just don’t expect anything good.