Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) - Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Director: John McPhail
Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 21 out of 126 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (64)

I'm so glad I did not read all of the reviews before watching the movie because I really enjoyed it.

Shaun of the Dead is outrageously funny and wildly entertaining.


It does have most of the formulaic elements of zombie movies.

It is zany and silly enough to be entertaining.

However the headmaster of the school was evil and instead of being interesting or entertaining it was very off putting.

I won't say that every single joke lands throughout, but the majority of the humour here is hugely entertaining, and with its playfully ridiculous vibe (particularly in the early stages of the zombie outbreak), it managed to put a big smile on my face.

If you are able to get in it, the music is fine, the action scenes are engaging and the horror is there with some funny moments as well.

The cast is charming and talented and so the ride begins very funny and very entertaining.

I generally dislike zombie movies and loath musicals and found Anna and the Apocalypse entertaining from opening titles to ending credits.

The music director had some serious fun here, and the music works: It's snappy as needed, shows the character at their worst, and basically works to emphasize the story.

I've sat through films that are flat out boring.

Boring Songs and Story With Less Flavor Than Vanilla Ice Milk .

The songs are co-written by Tommy Reilly and Roddy Hart, and the result is a delightfully entertaining movie that will likely find a long shelf-life in the midnight slot for many holiday seasons to come.

The story isn't so much told as skipped through, hopping from one plot cliche to the next.

With catch songs, stupidly funny set up, and overall interesting characters and enjoyable zombie violence, Anna and the Apocalypse hits all the right notes.

Its a waste of time, and there is ZERO holiday spirit, just so happens to take place around Christmas time so Anna can carry a candy cane I guess.

Was entertaining.

Although there is obviously heavy influence from Shaun of the Dead, I think the film stands on its own as a unique, entertaining, action-packed, and wonderfully musical film that is totally awesome.

Anna and the Apocalypse is one of the most unique films I have ever seen, and one of the most entertaining 90 minutes of all 2018.

While Shaun of the Dead is smart and snappy this movie is juvenile; seemed like it was made by, and made for, 13 year olds.

The kids are compelling.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The characters are fairly enjoyable which makes the film have enjoyable value.

Musicals are supposed to make you feel happy and excited, while this one was slow and sad.

I do not like musicals at all, but I was actually laughing at how absurd this was and in a strange way the musical aspect made it more enjoyable because people are dying and killing zombies so how about we BREAK INTO A SONG!

It is tonally all over the place but remains consistently enjoyable.

Wasted time for bored pre-teens .

Hearing countless people call it "A cult classic in the making" made me think that a film with such a unique melding of genres would at least have something of an original approach rather than featuring a cookie-cutter plot, characters with zero depth and cliche after cliche.

At mid point, the glitzy residue wears off, gags become repetitive.

It was very self-aware (about 80 percent of the time), which definitely made the film more entertaining.

Coming of age in Armageddon.

Anna and the Apocalypse has flat, uninteresting characters who follow painfully predictable tropes.

The characters are flat, one-dimensional, and mind-numbingly boring.

What an awfully boring piece of vegan pie.

With a gleefully silly premise that's backed up with some strong comedy and entertaining performances throughout, the film proves an immensely enjoyable watch, and although its musical side may leave a little to be desired, it's still an absolute delight from beginning to end.

Dull, unfunny and too PG .

The songs were ok, the story was super boring .

I probably won't remember it in a week, but for time I watched it, I enjoyed it.

This movie was really boring.

Just a waste of time, you'll probably just fast forward

I found every minute of Anna and the Apocalypse to be cliche, tiresome and predictable.

Cast are brilliant, humour is laugh out loud (especially the songs for the Christmas school concert), simple story but very very enjoyable.

Given that the film attempts to blend so many (seemingly incompatible) genres together, certain parts of the movie are bound to stand out more than others, and while the Christmas and musical elements don't quite hit the right beats every time, the zombie comedy-horror is at least a consistently entertaining side to the movie, continuously growing and growing throughout in equally impressive form to any serious horror flick.

But praise to film makers who pokes fun of cliche Hollywood movies!

It also doesn't help that all of the characters are one-dimensional caricatures of actual people, and that the musical numbers are dull at best, laughably bad at worst.

Overall, it was a very boring movie.

Anyways, Anna and the Apocalypse is a great film that adds a new spin to the zombie genre, is wildly entertaining, has great rewatch value, has a wonderful soundtrack, and may perhaps be my favorite musical of all time.

Shawn of the Dead is just as stupid and boring, so Anna and the Apocalypse should fit in well with stupid movies.

The characters have no depth, the story is horrendously disjointed, and overall it's a mere collection of clichés from every other movie even somewhat similar in manner and content.

The makeup is good, the songs are nice, but as a movie it's incredibly flat and dull.

After about 30 minutes boredom ensued.

This movies (as others have said) is boring, not scary, doesn't really go anywhere, and bogs down with too many musical numbers.

The Mamma Mia Films, Grease & The Greatest Showman are the only ones I actually like & find re-watchable, the others are either too overloaded with songs & slow the run time down or are simply too stupid & over-hyped, Frozen is a strong example of that!

The only reason I noticed is because the movie was kind of boring.

There were a lot of funny moments, but the story played out in many unexpected ways that caught me off guard.

Boring and unwatchable .

Typical cliche of teenagers who know everything.

So, if you're a fan of Attack The Block, then this will surely prove an entertaining watch once again, as it takes its small-town setting and blows it up with a chaotic zombie outbreak, turning ordinary secondary schoolers into undead-slashing masters as they attempt to make their way across town to safety.

If your tastes are unsophisticated you might find this enjoyable.

Musicals don't belong in zombie-comedies, apart from that the film was actually enjoyable, characters were brilliant.

It took way, way too long to get to the apocalypse.

Garbage musicals, predictable boring script, crappy characters, insufferable to watch.

What started as an interesting zombie musical with thoughtful character development acted well turned into some Rocky Horror Picture show isk cabaret with zombies, that move so slow you have to wonder how anyone got bitten.