Peyton and I were so excited when we saw that Zombies 3 was FINALLY debuting on Disney+. It felt like we had been waiting forever for the third installment of the Zombies franchise. And in reality, it’s only been 2 years, the same time span between the original Zombies and Zombies 2.
So what is Zombies 3 all about???? Well, there was a teaser at the end of Zombies 2 about the next storyline. Do you remember? It alluded to Addison being an alien! And Zombies 3 is all about Aliens!
Zombies 3 takes place during Zed and Addison’s senior year of high school. Addison has been accepted to college and Zed is trying to get accepted to the same college so they can be together. But while Zed is trying to prove to the college recruiter that he is an exceptional student and deserves to attend college despite being a Zombie the Aliens arrive in Sea Brook.
It’s a very similar storyline with a twist as the first 2 Zombie movies. And while Zombies 3 is filled with music and tightly choreographed dance scenes it just seems a smidge lackluster. The story felt rushed and underdeveloped. The songs lacked big energy, catchy lyrics, and beats that made you want to get up out of your seat that the first two Zombies movies had.
Will your child enjoy Zombies 3? The younger kids definitely will still love this movie. However, your tweens and teens are going to notice the dullness of Zombies 3. Peyton, who is a tween, enjoyed Zombies 3 but she made several comments about how it was not as good as the previous Zombies movies. However, I do think the soundtrack will grow on her.
Will there be a Zombies 4? I don’t think so. In the previous Zombies movies, there was always an allusion to the next film in the ending credits. There was nothing in the ending credits for Zombies 3. Plus, what would be the next storyline? Zed and Addison are heading off to college and leaving Sea Brook. Would I like to see how their Freshman year of college goes? Yes, yes I would. Peyton said she would love to see Vampires come to town next. But I think Disney is pretty notorious for creating movies in 3s and then calling it a day. You can only do the exact same storyline so many ways before it starts to stale and I believe we saw that with Zombies 3.
Is Addison an alien? I feel like we all know the answer to this one but you are going to have to watch to find out.
Zombies 3 is now playing on Disney+.