Wednesday, February 17, 2010

tm Does the QT 20 Part 18: Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead (dir. Edgar Wright – 2004)

A spoof of zombie movies, you’ve got two slackers in suburban London faced with the unexplained transformation of normal people into flesh-eating zombies. They try to survive and ensure the safety of some family and friends.

It’s funny but also has enough gory blood’n’guts to let you know this is a zombie movie. It’s also apparent by the depth, sleight-of-hand, and rapid-succession of jokes and gags, that this movie has quite a bit of thought and rewrites behind it. Many initially dismissed this movie as a lame spoof, a la Scary Movie(s), but the quality and (mostly) resisting the urge to make the quick joke sets it apart.

tm sez: 7/10


luchiana said...

I watched movie first time in theater hall. I was very scared then. I watch 3 times more at home in my Satellite TV and alone. It is really a horrible movie. I suggest all horror movie lover friend to watch this movie.

Wendy said...

I really love this movie, even though I'm not a fan of horror. Edgar Wright is one of my favourite directors :)