Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Penelope Wilton, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Nicola Cunningham, Keir Mills, Matt Jaynes

Slacker buddies Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) gradually realize that they are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse that has gripped London. 

Shaun, who has already been increasingly dissatisfied with his aimless life, rises to the occasion and sets off to rescue his ex-girlfriend (Kate Ashfield) and mother (Penelope Wilton), dragging Ed along for the ride.


I enjoyed the film, due to wonderful performances and the funny way that hell on earth so slowly impinges on Shaun's existence.


However, I have to admit that it fell short of my expectations, given the acclaim it has received over the years.


I was bothered by several scenes in which characters have extended, pointless conversations with each other while in the midst of an attack, but I was won back by the fresh take on a familiar genre and sharp social commentary.


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