Monday, October 24, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 24 - Movie 2

I also decided to revisit another zombie comedy. This time it was Shaun of the Dead (2004). Simon Pegg plays Shaun, a man whose life is a mess, and on the day he's determined to straighten it out a zombie outbreak happens. Now he and his flatmate, Nick Frost set out to rescue Shaun's mother, win back his girlfriend and hole up safely in the neighborhood pub until the zombie epidemic blows over.

Shaun of the Dead is an incredibly witty comedic take on the zombie movie. It's also a really good serious zombie movie and relationship film as well. I'm not going to go into specifics. if you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it, the less you know going in the more enjoyable it is. My only quibble was the sudden turn towards the end where a couple of the survivors met their ends in the flimsiest reasons other than they were extraneous for what was to come. It felt a bit too much like the filmmakers weren't sure what to do with them, so had them completely through rational thought to the wind.

Highly recommended.


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