Written by: gothiczen
Fido is a zombie movie that plays beautifully on old tropes. It is clever, entertaining, and wonderful to to watch. It is, in many ways, perfect.
It takes places just after the great zombie war and now zombies are domesticted thanks to a shock type collar that stops them from giving in to their need to devour flesh. The movie is filmed like a color version of Leave it to Beaver. There is so much more to this movie than meets the eye.
The main character, a young boy, finds a friend and father, in the their new house zombie Fido. The biys father is a distant anfd somewhat cruel man because of an incident that occured during the zombie wars.
The mother also finds in Fido the perfect husband. He is caring, loyal, and loving. The zombie fills a niche that the living father just does not care to. The entire film attacks the notion of a nuclear family and what it means in a wolrd where status is our main concern.
The young boy learns many lessons along the way as his zombie makes his share of mistakes by devouring members of the society. The gore is there but gore is no the highlight. It is the intelligent relarionships established between the characters that make this film both funny and sad.