Osombie is an Osama bin Laden Zombie movie. Osama. Zombie. Osombie. The ‘s’ in Osombie is a reversed ‘z’. I know. To be honest, the crappy name was part of the reason I decided to watch Osombie and now I’m doing an Osombie review.
Osombie is an independently-produced, feature-length zombie film, packed with violence, mayhem, guns, blood and discussions about Pokemon. Oh, and zombies. Lots of zombies.
Osombie starts off with the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound which seems to be a storage locker. That’s where we see the first zombies. They are released as a line of defense against the US military guys (Navy SEALs?) entering the compound. They are well-equipped and well-informed too, it seems, as they know immediately to shoot for the head. While one of them does get bitten, they easily dispatch the zombies, and Osama takes off on foot. We see Osama inject himself with something just before he gets taken out by a Navy SEAL. Shit happens and we find out that Osama has come back as a zombie. Osombie.
Anyway, the story follows Dusty, an American woman who has come to Afghanistan to find her brother who is a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive, and a team of NATO Special Forces on a secret assignment. Physically they all look the part. Big muscular hairy men. The dialog betrays them a little as it is not what we have come to expect from hardcore military types. Although, perhaps it is more realistic.
One of the guys is often taking off his shirt to show off his abs. A bit of gratuitous nudity but it is played well. It’s ridiculous but you know that it’s supposed to be ridiculous. The movie plays out like a parody and I think that’s what they were going for. I wonder, though, that if they had taken themselves a bit more seriously would it have been more amusing. Sometimes unintentional humor can be funnier than intentional.
Terrorist Osama bin Laden rises from the dead and, with an army of zombies at his back, begins a rampage of horror.
I read the above quote somewhere and I don’t think that was in the movie so I was disappointed. That was about the only expectation I had going into the movie so it was a big let down. I think a more accurate description would be:
Terrorist Osama bin Laden rises from the dead and there are some zombies in the desert.
The makeup and special effects are pretty good. The plot is silly and the dialog isn’t great. It’s not the worst zombie movie I have seen but it’s not really worth watching.
Humans were intentionally turned into zombies with a man-made virus.
How to kill the zombies
A bullet to the head will do it.