Sing your troubles away!
We’re introduced to the cutest kid who gets the best lines, and whose uncle you can’t trust, apparently. Turns out the uncle is a retarded twenty-something who never grew up, who swears, and gets cheated on shortly before asking his girl in marriage. All kids, in this film, are adorable. They are at the center of the plot. The adults are close seconds. That said, all are giving it all they have.
The only problem with this film is it has zombies in it, right when zombie fatigue is at its peak. Abe Forsythe knew this and still went ahead with the production. He writes and directs. He tries to make this story about the kids first, which honors him. Despite the horror, this is a cute film. The comedic moments and the exposition surpass the horrific scenes.
Alexander England is good in this. He’s the life of the party. His comedic timing is remarkable. Lupita Nyong'o is lovely as the kindergarten teacher. Josh Gad plays Teddy McGiggle, a kids’ entertainer who only cares about himself. If there’s one thing the movie gets right, it’s the depiction of children, how they interact and react to adversity. Little Monsters is violent, fun, but also touching.