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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)


Simon Pegg
Nick Frost

Directed by Edgar Wright

Not a huge of zombie apocalypse movies until I saw Shaun of the Dead.
The movie is nothing like the regular horrific thrilling zombie flicks we are used to and it also nothing like the comedic zombie flicks that try to be Shaun of the Dead. This movie is on a league of its own and there is no plan to dethrone this movie as one of the best zombie apocalypse movie and the best comedic zombie apocalypse movie.

Now what makes Shaun of the Dead great which resulted in its critical and commercial success not to mention the numerous awards and award nominations it gained.
The movie’s style of balance. That is what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (writers, Wright directing and Pegg starring playing Shaun) did so well. They made sure that you are laughing crazy at the witty, belly aching comedy and filled the movie with enough gore and killings to makes sure you never forget this is a zombie apocalypse.

Starting with a brief intro into the life of Shaun, who was dumped by his girl for being a putz and decided to go drown his sorrow with is best friend Ed (Nick Frost) at their favorite pub, Winchester.
Waking up the next day and hungover Shaun failed to notice that a zombie apocalypse has happened and has taken over all of London in the first minutes of the movie.

The moment it hit him was when his neighbor attacked him and Ed in their small garden. The two now fully grasped on what is happening came up with a stupid plan which involves waiting out the apocalypse at their favorite pub, Winchester.

Now on their way to the Winchester they branched to pick up some other compatriots which led to the whole movie being a wild, death journey to the Winchester.

Shaun of the Dead is the first in the Wright and Pegg's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. It was followed by 2007's Hot Fuzz and 2013's The World's End, but it and Hot Fuzz are the most fondly remembered.
There is nothing that is stopping the two from making sequels to this other than the amount of characters that they killed to make Shaun of the Dead a classic.

Its classic status is sealed in the numerous recognition it has from various movie rating sites and notable people eg Stephen King and Quentin Tarantino to name but a few.
Shaun of the Dead is that one movie that sneaked in and left a stamp in our minds to be remembered for all time.


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