Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun (Simon Pegg) decides to get his life on track in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Together with best mate Ed (Nick Frost) and group of fellow survivors including his mum, step dad and (ex?) girlfriend, they group together to avoid the undead hordes. In a pub.
This black comedy from Director Edgar Wright and Pegg is very fine indeed. There are some very funny moments and lots of detail, giving the film a depth and quality that can be enjoyed repeatedly. Dark it my be, but there’s still plenty of humour and some poignancy too.
A homage to old zombie movies more than a spoof, there’s lots to get your (rotting) teeth into here. It’s nice to see a zombie movie from a British perspective, where we get a cricket bat as the main defensive weapon.
If you’ve not seen Shaun of the Dead, check it out soon.
Fun fact: I first saw this film when I was getting a tattoo done. Ouch!