Zombies 3[a] is a 2022 American science fiction musical film that premiered on Disney+ on July 15, 2022 and Disney Channel on August 12, 2022. A sequel to the 2018 film Zombies and the 2020 film Zombies 2, it stars Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly reprising their lead roles as Zed and Addison, respectively. Much of the main supporting cast from the first two Zombies films also return. The film follows the town of Seabrook, which now hosts zombies, normal humans, and werewolves all coexisting in harmony, as they attempt to repel an alien invasion.
In the town of Seabrook, werewolves, humans and zombies live in peace. It's their last year at Seabrook High (their high school) and Addison has been accepted into Mountain College. Zed is pursuing an athletic scholarship at Mountain College and is hoping to join Addison in her college. During the night before a highly anticipated football game, where, should they win, Seabrook's going to have their first zombie/monster recruited into college, therefore bringing down a barrier for all other monsters, a UFO arrives and causes mass panic. Its alien passengers and 3 alien leader's called "A-Lan, A-Li and A-Spen".They arrived in search of an interstellar map to Utopia (their previous home was destroyed), a perfect new home for their species. To cover up their real purpose, they claim to be here to compete in the National Cheer Off, which Addison previously had organized. While being interrogated by the Z-Patrol, A-Spen finds a loophole so Zed can get into college by having an exceptional scholarship by improving his grades.
Lena Wilson of The New York Times wrote that the film is much more than "90 minutes of silliness" and praised its tone, but criticized how Zombies 3 portrayed socio-cultural differences, specifically Terry Hu's queer character. Brian Lowry of CNN found the film energic and progressive, but wrote that the film was "dead on arrival" and "hard to get fired up for," voicing concern at the use of aliens (which he found clichéd) after the first two films had depicted zombies and werewolves, and found the songs to be of mediocre quality, except "I'm Finally Me" and the reprise of "Someday."
After the last cliff-hanger in Zombies 2, werewolves, humans, and zombies coexist. Addison (Meg Donnelly) has been accepted into Mountain College, and Zed (Milo Manheim) is pursuing an athletic scholarship at Mountain College and is hoping to join Addison. The story begins at night, and there is a highly anticipated football game. If they win, Seabrook's going to have their first zombie/monster recruited, therefore bringing down a barrier for all other monsters. But, just as the team gets ready to leave, a UFO causes a slightly destructive energy surge, and the aliens invade. The aliens are here and, unbeknownst to the town, they are here to locate an interstellar map to Utopia, a perfect new home for their species. To cover up their real purpose, they claim to be here to compete in the National Cheer Off, which Addison previously had organized. While in interrogation at the Z-Patrol, A-spen (Terry Hu) finds a loophole so Zed can get into college.
This franchise just keeps adding to the monstrous silliness with new creatures that match the others in oddity -- and also sweetness. There are obvious diversity and inclusion messages in the way the humans, werewolves, zombies, and now aliens accept each other in Zombies 3. A "welcome vampires" song and mermaid sighting might hint at future installations. The ensemble cast here is entirely invested, and though the songs sound studio-recorded and overly packaged, the musical numbers are good fun. There's even a reprisal of "Girl and a Zombie" from an earlier film.
Disney+ has announced the release date for the long-awaited third installment to one of their latest musical franchises Zombies. The news of Zombies 3's release date comes with a new, albeit brief video featuring stars Milo Mannheim and Meg Donnelly discussing the premiere of the film. For the third outing, the franchise is going to strange new places with the introduction of aliens to the mix in the already bizarre musical world of zombies, cheerleaders, and werewolves. The film premieres on Disney+ on July 15, but a special edition of the film with new scenes and a new track will debut on the Disney Channel on August 12.
Disney+: Seabrook High School is a community of humans, zombies, and werewolves. All is going well and the future looks bright, until extraterrestrial guests show up threatening to destroy everything.
The opening includes cartoon fighting between zombies, werewolves and humans. The werewolves drink something gross called beef and blood. Zombies drink something that is intended to be a substitute for brains. The werewolves howl and take up a fighting stance frequently. Chaos and destruction ensue when the alien ship comes down, which causes lots of property damage.
Zombies invade Earth-616, the original Marvel Universe, by entering through the Nexus of Realities in Florida. Siege, Jennifer Kale, Wundarr and the Conquistador, local members of the Fifty-State Initiative, investigate but are attacked by Zombie Deadpool and a few zombified civilians. The zombies kill the Conquistador, and infect Siege and Wundarr. A horrified Kale destroys Deadpool's body with a fan boat. Siege's robotics detect the biological corruption and he self-terminates. Wundarr goes into hibernation to purge himself. A traumatized Jennifer Kale awaits in an observation room back at headquarters.
In true Addison fashion, the cheerleader presents the morals of this Zombies installment in just one line. The aliens come from a planet that was destroyed because no one spoke up when they noticed their home was dying. Seabrook started as a plain, judgmental town that abhorred change. Through the integration of zombies and the conflicts that ensued because of it, Seabrook became a brighter and more inclusive place.
The zombies, werewolves, and Addison notice that the aliens all have white hair. Addison begins to believe that she is an alien as well. Likewise, Adalie notices the white hair and tells her group. Alyssa tells her to wait before bestowing the Royal Lunar Pin to Addison.
The aliens agree that the time has come for Addison tor return to Alextros to save the planet, but Bucky and Zed object, both thinking it's too dangerous. Addison's adoptive parents think the same way too. But as Adonis continues abducting citizens and attacking them, they change their minds. Addison heads into the UFO with the aliens, cheerleaders, werewolves and zombies. As they arrive at alextros, the aliens sing "Interstellar" 041b061a72