Shaun of the Dead
Written by Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Directed by Edgar Wright
2004 - Rogue Pictures/Universal
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Kate Ashfield.
Eclectic Rating: stars
Shaun of the Dead is NOT for the children! Prepare yourself for plent of foulness, but also prepare yourself for some great laughs. It took a little bit for Shaun of the Dead to get going, but once it did I was hooked! After the first twenty minutes of character building â€” during which we learn of Shaun's girl trouble, his lousy job, are introduced to Shaun's flatulent roommate, Ed, and assorted other necessary story details â€” I was pleasantly surprised by the originality of this film in light of it being a "zomie flick."
The zombie action begins hilariously with Shaun totally unaware as he goes about his morning routine. After a short walk to the market he casually selects his beverage from a case covered with bloody handprints, slips on some gore on the floor as he heads toward the counter, tells the living-dead storeowner that he owes him 5 pence and heads home, passing gory and comical undead scenes along the way. But he has absolutely no clue of what's going on, until he and Ed find the "drunk" girl in their garden.
Cricket bat and shovel in hand, Shaun and Ed venture into a city overrun with walking dead zombies, on their way to save the day. This is not just another living dead movie. Shaun of the Dead is an original, comical zombie movie treat, loaded with character, huge doses of fun, charm and wit. And it also serves up a healthy dose of gore and blood, yum yum. Shaun of the Dead is a must for fans of a true horror comedy.
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Last Update: 10 May, 2019