REVIEW: Being the huge B-Movie nerd that I am, I always highly anticipate each new Asylum release, and Zoombies was obviously no exception. However, I wasn't really a big fan of Asylum's previous two 2016 releases so far, Little Dead Rotting Hood and Night of the Wild. Both are ok, don't get me wrong, but I didn't find them all that fantastic either, and neither one is probably one that I'll randomly grab off my shelf to rewatch ever again outside of potential reviewing purposes. On top of that, I'm beyond sick of zombies and zombie movies. At this point anything new or interesting that can be done with the genre has already been done and outside of a couple shows I'm watching and will stick with until they end (Walking Dead and Asylum's own Z Nation), I've pretty much gone on record and stated that I'll no longer be watching any new zombie stuff, with the exception of course of anything Asylum puts out as they always get a free pass from me, especially this day in age where they only release one new movie a month, and sometimes not even then.
Seeing as how the movie ends kind of open-ended (I mean, the characters don't kill every single animal in the park before they themselves manage to escape, even though it's never directly referenced either), in my own personal head cannon I see this movie being the beginning of the zombie virus, where then after some of the animals escape after the events of this movie, the virus mutates and adapts so that it can also infect humans, which then leads to Asylum's 2012: Zombie Apocalypse, which (again, this is only in my own personal head cannon) takes place in the same movie universe as Rise of the Zombies. BOOM, got myself a nice little trilogy there, especially since there's zombie animals in 2012: Zombie Apocalypse as well. I may even take it a step further and add Asylum's TV show Z Nation into that universe as well once I catch up on it and see if it could potentially fit in.