When you mention zombie movies, you're
either going to say, "I can't wait to see it" or "You
couldn't pay me to see it."
Well, I fit into the I-can't-wait group.
This British flick may just be the film to bridge those two groups
because it isn't just a zombie movie; it's a pretty good funny
movie that just happens to have zombies in it.
This silly spoof ends up being one of the
smartest, most emotional, funny, sad, savage, and strange films
of its kind.
It's designed to reward repeated viewings.
Zombie movies are not for everyone, not
that the plots are too highbrow, but because of the gross-out
style needed to dispatch them.
Shaun of the Dead not
only captures the horror/ splatter factor of this genre, but
also crosses over into subtle British humor.
A hilarious film that might not be everyone's
cup of tea.
Shaun of the Dead
is a playful take-off or copy of the slow-walking, flesh-eating
Most of the human characters in the film
are self-centered and lazy, or just plain goofy.
This British import is a big hit in England.
The picture offers romance, humor, and
in my view is one silly, strange flick that has unexpected emotional
resonance and surprising depth in the mid-part of the story.
It's crazy, but the live slacker cast made
it work for me.