TGWTG Film Club #8: Shaun Of The Dead
January 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Well, It’s been a while since I’m doing my selected TGWTG Film Club Reviews and I thought I should do at least one more because the thread that involves these hasn’t been updated for a while and it’s surprisingly not up to the movie that one forum member (which is me) have selected. So instead of ending it with nowhere, I decide to end it a bang and the movie that I’m reviewing is Shaun of the Dead.
This cult-classic movie opens up with Shaun (Simon Pegg) who is facing his future by his slacker lifestyle involving his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) whom she’s having second thoughts about their relationship and his dead-end job at an electronic store. Over a day has passed and the Zombies have rise to kill anything that moves and I like it when Shaun walks from his home to the nearest Kiosk to get the Cornetto and other stuff.
Shaun and his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) eventually discover the outbreak and attempts to kill the first undead they encountered by – throwing Vintage Vinyl Records. Actually, They got stuff from the Shed they haven’t been there yet and so on. Shaun later decides to get their flatmate Pete’s car (note that Peter is played by Peter Serafinowicz), get to his mother’s place while killing the stepfather Philip (Bill Nighy), go get Liz and survive the walking dead in the nearest pub known as The Winchester.
However, Not anything goes according to plan as Philip didn’t become Zombie until close to an hour later, his mother got bitten by a neighbour and Shaun distracts the Zombies so the other survivors hide out in the Winchester (which its window is smashed by Dylan Morris). He survives and ended back to his favorite pub but didn’t notice the Zombies will return eventually and it leaves Shaun, Liz and already bittened Ed as the last set of survivors.
So the military appears, Several Zombies are now replacing slacker workers for work and Shaun lives happily ever after with his girlfriend… oh, and Zombie Ed is playing Video Games in the Shed. This is one of the classical efforts on the second “Zombiemania” that’s happening last decade and still stands today. It has funny jokes, good acting and couple cameo appearances (blink and you’ve probably miss Coldplay surviving the Apocalypse) and it’s very Recommended by all so go see it… unless you already did.