World War Z is all ready to hit theaters and to be honest, this tidal wave of zombies I keep seeing in the preview doesn’t seem like a whole lot of fun compared to those slow-moving walkers from the Romero films.  Now those are some undead baddies I wouldn’t mind fending off.

Whenever I see a new zombie flick, I always seem to go right back to assembling my idea of the perfect crew to have when the dead rise from the graves.  I always stick with non-superhuman characters because I could then just say Superman and call it a night.  So in no particular order, if I was stuck in the zombie apocalypse, give me these characters.

Michonne, The Walking Dead


This one’s a no-brainer.  Great in close combat and quick with a sword, Michonne is just the right amount of cold-hearted to make quick decisions and not think twice about it.  She’s a great ally to have, but stay on her good side or else she’ll have no problem moving on from your group.

Mikaela, Transformers


Out of left field, maybe, but it makes perfect sense.  Fought (and defeated) giant alien robots?  Check.  Works in a garage and can fix any car that we may happen upon?  You got it.  Looks like Megan Fox?  We have a winner.  Honestly, we know she’s seen crazy amounts of adversity and has weathered the storm when the shit hits the fan, so I’m pretty sure she’ll be cool as a cucumber when slow-moving zombies start terrorizing the world.  Besides, we’re going to have to repopulate at some point.

Tallahassee, Zombieland


He’s tough as nails, but once he warms up to you, you know he’ll have your back.  He seems like he’d be good to travel with, as he’s got no problem with taking a large share of the driving and he’s never boring.  He may not be the most talkative of the group, but he knows how to enjoy the little things in life.

Shaun and Ed, Shaun of the Dead


A cheat, technically, but I can’t help but want to keep these two grouped together.  Basically, neither of them are useful to me on their own.  While they may not be all that useful in the apocalypse together, let’s face: they’ll be tons of fun to have around when the rest of the world has gone to shit.

Pvt. Daniel Jackson, Saving Private Ryan


So far, the team is missing a sharpshooter and I can’t think of anyone more deadly from long range than Barry Pepper’s character in Saving Private Ryan.  He put Nazis down with the ease that most humans step on ants.  Zombies walk slower, so they’ll all be sitting ducks when we’ve got this guy in a good spot.  So long, zombie apocalypse, it’s been fun, but this guy has us covered.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, we have a population to rebuild.