Monday, October 26, 2009

Take car. Go to Mum's. Kill Phil, grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over!

Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.

Shaun of the Dead was my favorite film of all time until The Hurt Locker came out. To me though it will always be in the top 3 no matter what other movies may come out. It is quite honestly the best comedy ever made and one of the greatest homage's of all time. I have watched this movie over 40 times and every time I watch it, it is still hillarious, still witty, still funny and a brilliant piece of film.

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright wrote this movie which would become the first in the Blood and Cornlato trilogy (the second being Hot Fuzz). While Wright directed, Pegg, along with his buddies from their TV show Spaced (great show) starred in this romance zombie comedy...otherwise known as the romzomcom.

Shaun of the Dead is about Shaun and Ed, two roommates who love to do nothing except drink, eat ice cream, play TimeSplitters 2 and hang out at their favorite pub, The Winchester. Ed is a slob and a slacker whose only job is selling weed over the phone. Shaun however has a little bit of a better life, he has a girlfriend Liz, he's close with his mum and he works at an electronics store. Granted all three of these have their bumps: Liz hates him, he has an estranged relationship with his step dad and everyone at his job is a jerk, but he gets through life everyday trying to make the best of it. One day he writes on his planner "Get a Piece of fried gold" (make something great happen) and he falls asleep. The next day, zombies overrun London and its up to Shaun and Ed to save everyone they love.

Its a superbly written film with lines taken from every horror film of the last 20 years and plenty of original jokes that are still after so many viewings laugh out loud funny and the cast is perfect. Everyone is remarkable, rememberable and I find myself quoting this movie every day at least once. It is the modern day Monty Python and The Holy Grail. It is the best British film to come out since Holy Grail. Its just a remarkable film.

Its really hard to describe this film unless you watch it. Its one of those films you need to watch to truly understand. Dont listen to my review or any one elses review. Just go down to the store, pick it up and watch it. You will not be dissapointed. Once you watch it you will realize that words can not describe how great this film is. From the first minute to the last minute it is a work of sheer comic genius.

Please see this movie. If you havent than there is something wrong with you.


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