This sequel/not really a sequel to The Three Flavours Cornetto film Shaun of the Dead sees Edger Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost back together again.
This time we meet PC Nicholas Angel (Pegg), who is a very good policeman who is making everyone at the Met look bad, so his superiors move him to a sleepy village of Sandford.
He is paired with PC Danny Butterman (Frost) who’s more of a manchild who asks endless questions but his action lifestyle. The village is not what it seems after two actors were found dead… well, more decapitated.
This is called an accident, which isn’t accepted by Angel and when he starts to investigate more “accidents” happen and things kick off when he finds out the truth about the “accidents”.
Once again the threesome of Wright, Pegg and Frost shows why they are the best of British. It was hard to see how they were going to improve on Shaun of the Dead but somehow they did it with this action, thriller, and comedy. This once more regarded as a British classic as it’s witty, funny, and bloody. It’s a typical big fish in a small pond flick and if you squint could be seen as a comedy version of The Departed.
It’s not just the big comedy moments that makes this film great, it’s the little things, like the inclusion of the cornetto and crude innuendos like ‘P.I Staker’ (think about it) and bits taken from the Carry On movies (Old British comedy from the 60s and 70s) as well as scenes like when PC Angel talks to his ex-girlfriend. Also, there are great cameos from the entire crop of British talent.
I don’t want to give too much away because I don’t want to spoil the movie for you, and again the sex symbols aren’t in this film, but it doesn’t matter. Now 6 years later we will finally see the last of the trilogy with The Worlds End set for release this year.
Pegg has shown why he’s highly regarded has a writer. This film is intelligent and pulled off something impressive: making a film funnier then Shaun of the Dead.
This film is a proper Saturday night movie either with your partner and a take away or with your bros.
Take a Drink: if you can name the cameos.
Take a Drink: when the villagers say Angle instead of Angel.
Take a Drink: when they say ‘accidents’ when it was ‘murder’.
Take a Drink: if you can’t understand what people are saying.
Do a Shot: When Butterman says “You haven’t seen Bad Boys 2”.