My List: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Rating: 10+/10

Shaun of the Dead is a film starring and written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg about 30-something working stiffs who suddenly find themselves in the middle of zombie apocalypse. It’s also a romantic comedy and somehow mixes these two genres to a nearly perfect degree making something that is truly unique. A homage to zombie films and playing heavily into those tropes but also being a pretty good British comedy with the fast-paced editing you’d expect from a Edgar Wright film.

This movie is full of callbacks and the comedy is very smart and fast-paced. This makes for great rewatch value, there’s always something more to notice as you go through it again. It’s a thoroughly entertaining adventure ride that’s as funny as it is full of zombies. It has a lot of moments that are funny and others that are action-packed, though not in the same way that Hot Fuzz is, this is more of a fast-paced comedy-zombie thrill ride done in a similar style to the TV show Spaced (which also stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and is also directed by Edgar Wright.) This may be something of a parody but it turns out to also be one of the best zombie movies ever made.

Is there anything wrong with this movie? Nope! Perfect movie, just declared it!

Why you should watch it before you die: If you’re a zombie fan you’ll definitely love this, and even if you aren’t you’ll probably like it, unless you have absolutely no sense of humor and hate zombies.

SCORING:

If I claim something is perfect, I don’t really have anything to put here…

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