It was kind of funny. It was kind of boring. It was kind of unique. It was kind of blah. Zonad was kind of a mismatch of scenes and plot that made for one mediocre film.
I got that Zonad was supposed to be a take off on B-movies, and I think it achieved its overall goal. But there weren’t enough laughs and far too much sex to warrant any type of recommendation. It left me mildly entertained but nothing worth getting worked up over.
The film comes from Ireland, and is directed by the same man who directed Once. Instead of a story about two people falling in love over music, this is a story about a small town in Ireland mistaking a drunken man for an alien. The films are not at all similar, but I was willing to give it a try since I usually like offbeat adventures.
There really were some laugh out loud parts, but the audience was never in agreement over which parts these were. Zonad was goofy and sometimes nailed parodying a 50’s sci-fi movie; however, it seemed to veer off course far too often to be considered a success. Eventually, the act got old and I was waiting for it to move on to new ideas.
Zonad wasn’t different enough. It still had a lot of lame jokes, like the butler being gay. And honestly, I was grossed out when Zonad and his enemy Bonad were making out with young girls.
Even as short as it was, I did check my watch several times. There were scenes that were too drawn out. There were also too many predictable parts that took most of the fun out the film, since I knew the pranks and tricks that were going to be pulled.
There were two musical numbers in the film that didn’t necessarily fit, but were catchy nonetheless. I think Zonad gave it its best shot. In the end, it just couldn’t pull it off.