Shaun of the Dead (2004)


Ohh, for God’s sake! He’s got an arm off!

— Shaun

After being disappointed with Hot Fuzz, there was some trepidation watching the movie that started the Wright/Pegg/Frost invasion, Shaun of the Dead.  This movie is send up of the films of George A. Romero and the schlocky movies about zombies. By the ending credits,my feelings completely changed.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is the everyman. He is a customer service representative at a small electronic shop. He lives his mundane life with his roommate, Pete (Peter Serafinowicz) and his mooching friend, Ed (Nick Frost).

Shaun is having troubles with the relationship with his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield) who wants Shaun to change his ways in order to move forward in their relationship. She breaks up with him.

He is also have a difficult time dealing with his mother (Nicola Cunningham) being married to his stepfather (Bill Nighy).

Slowly their sleepy neighborhood is overrun by the living dead. At first, Shaun and the others are compltely oblivious to this situation until one of the group is bitten by zombie and slowly turns. It’s up to Shaun to fight off the undead, win his girlfriend back, save his mother and friends.

This movie is not trying too hard to be the end all be all of zombie movie. It made fun of the zombie movie, but put a different twist on it. It was refreshing.

There were some jokes that fell flat. They were few and far between.

Judgment: If you want to see a humorous zombie movie, watch this flick.

Rating: ***1/2


About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on September 26, 2009, in 2004, Action, Comedy, Horror, Romantic and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Classic movie. No one’s ever going to make a horror satire as good as this one.

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