For those that have not yet been fortunate enough to have watched Shaun of the Dead I urge you to run, not walk, to your nearest rental place and get it! It is extremely original. I am notorious for being a movie spoiler for movies that I have not even seen before. It usually takes me less than 15 minutes into the movie to already have pretty much the entire movie figured out almost down to the lines. This was not a problem with this movie. The only parts that were predictable were the ones that were done that way on purpose. It had the perfect amount of comedy, violence/gore, sadness, and even romance.
It is the story of a man, Shaun, who would really like to have the best of both worlds, live with his best friend Ed forever playing video games and being immature but also live a mature life with his girlfriend Liz doing all the suburban couples things. To complicate matters worse he has a rocky relationship with his step father and has trouble expressing his feelings to his mother who he loves dearly and does not want to hurt. So how can all these issues be resolved? How about a zombie invasion? That'll do the trick! As Shaun tries to be the hero for everyone he loves, he finds out a lot about himself and is forced to reconcile his problems and face up to what he really must do.
Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language.

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Blogger Sask 1 said...

I watched that movie when it was in the theatres and after reading your review and looking forward to revisiting it.I really enjoyed it the first time round as well.

March 04, 2005 9:08 AM