The Z-O-M-B-I-E-S Trilogy is a series of original films on Disney Channel that revolve around two main characters: Addison, a normal human being, and Zed, a zombie. The series also focuses on those same two groups: the zombies and the human beings. This series has become an iconic series on Disney Channel, with music and dancing. The series is based on the unaired pilot of 2012's Zombies & Cheerleaders. The trilogy takes place in the community of Seabrook. This article will discuss the analyses of each movie within the series.
The movie that starts the trilogy became an instant phenomenon on Disney Channel. Human beings and zombies are completely separated from each other. Addison tries out for the cheer squad at Seabrook High School and Zed tries out for the football team despite being a zombie. The two star-crossed lovers fall for each other despite being different species and learn to work together to bring the two groups together. They also try to convince other students to be different in their own ways.
The second movie in the Z-O-M-B-I-E-S Trilogy is a smashing sequel. Zed plans to ask Addison out to the school's prom while Addison, now captain of the cheer squad, coaches a group of new recruits against Bucky's veteran cheerleaders. Like in the first movie of the series, viewers see zombies and human beings, but this time, the two groups are now together, a reference to the first movie's conclusion. Now, we're introduced to a new species called werewolves. With the werewolves on the loose, anti-monster laws are reinstated by the mayor, banning zombies from participating in the school's prom.
Addison and Zed's relationship is the main topic of the sequel. Their relationship is put to the test when the werewolves enroll at Seabrook as the school's new students. Furthermore, the moonstone is a symbolic object that represents power among the werewolves, which allows them to have power against the zombies and humans.
Seabrook is in grave danger when the werewolves break in and try to reclaim their powers. Zed and Addison once again work together to save the Seabrook community. They share their first kiss at the school's prom. However, the conclusion of this sequel hints to the viewers that the story is not over yet.
The third movie in the series that completes the Z-O-M-B-I-E-S Trilogy. Addison and Zed are in their final year at Seabrook High School. Addison is planning to go to Mountain College, and Zed is applying for an athletic scholarship to the same college Addison is going so he can join her. What seems like a normal senior year at Seabrook High School is a chaotic one as a new species, the aliens, invade Seabrook with a UFO.
Things become chaotic as the humans now have to deal with three species--zombies, werewolves, and aliens--at the same time. All three species interfere with the human students' plans of completing their senior year and getting accepted into the college of their choice. Viewers will see magical moments as these different species face conflict with one another. In addition, there are science fiction elements such as UFOs and DNA sampling. At the end of the final movie in the series, viewers see all of the species: humans, zombies, werewolves, aliens, vampires, and merpeople.
From looking at the films in this trilogy, viewers see how different species learn to coexist with each other despite their differences. The first movie starts off with zombies and humans, but the series expands to include more groups such as werewolves and aliens. For viewers to learn the effective messages of the trilogy, all of the films have to be watched in the right order.
Overall, this film series is categorized as an iconic Halloween-themed series released on Disney Channel. Disney fans will enjoy this trilogy with music and dancing. There is also a strong representation of African Americans in this film series.