Set while the East End was being redeveloped for that big sporting event, some builders inadvertently open a tomb of zombies and it's not long before everyone is shuffling about looking for human flesh to feed on, except our heroes who are busy bumbling a bank robbery so they can save their granddad's old folks home from being demolished. So basically you have a bunch of deadheads fighting the undead to save the nearly dead.
The film doesn't try to break new ground or subvert the zombie genre, and on that score it succeeds. While the name actors (Richard Briers, Honor Blackman, Michelle Ryan and Harry Treadaway) save the day in the movie, they can't save the movie. It's predictable fun and, like any proper Cockney, has no pretence to be anything else, especially one of those fancy art films that gets lots of funding but no audience. It's not the best Zombie movie, or even the best London zombie movie, but someone has made a fairly decent, low-budget, London-based genre movie, and for that they should be applauded and supported.
Cockneys vs Zombies is out now DVD and Blu-ray.