Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Review: Menneskeheten – Saving the Human Race (video) by Spinal Cord

I have seen a lot of zombie shorts. I’ve seen good ones, bad ones, and ones that look like they were pieced together from all of the dull parts of The Road. But never, have I ever, seen anything like For Menneskeheten (aka Saving the Human Race). [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIg-I0p31JE]

Saving the Human Race, is a Norwegian zombie short film about a 14 year old boy with a robot side kick trying to get laid during the zombie apocalypse. It’s quirky, odd, and funny. Mathias is the bow-tie clad, last male survivor of the human race. He is adorable and the creator of an android companion who sports a Videodrome style belly and is presumably modeled after Torchwood’s Ianto Jones. Robot, Joansey, plays loyal partner, protector, and advice-giver to his maker and it is their relationship that really dominates the short.

If you have 15 minutes to look up Grumpy cat memes on the interwebs, then you have enough time to watch this. The zombies are mean, the dialogue is warm, and the concept is so completely out there that this is a must see.

-Spinal Cord