DVD Review: Goal Of The Dead
The premise for Goal Of The Dead was fairly solid. A grudge match between titled top-tier Olympique de Paris football team and non-professional provincial team in Caplongue. The grudge factor is that ageing midfielder Sam Lorit is returning to his hometown, and the side he used to play for, before he betrayed everyone and signed with the Paris team. The zombie factor is that there is a zombie outbreak during the game, giving new depth and putting more on the line with the grudge match.
What sounds like a great homage to Shaun Of The Dead turns out to be a rather silly (even by zombie standards) romp that barely gets up to the speed required in this genre, and shows it’s lack of appreciation for the audience when early on it makes a really stupid plot decision. Well, more than one, lets be honest.
It has none of the scares required to lift it to horror standards, nor the humour to set it apart like Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg’s previously mentioned brilliant zombie collaboration.
Rating: R16 Graphic violence and offensive language.