Before Zombieland and Warm Bodies, zombie comedy or Zom-Com weren’t really in the mainstream.
Then came the cult British classic Shaun of the Dead, co – written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which besides being a romantic comedy is also a bromance movie.
You meet Shaun (Pegg) a loveable loser who works an electronic stone and spends the rest of his time at the pub with best friend Ed (Frost). After getting dumped by his girlfriend Liz, his world comes to an end with a zombie apocalypse on the rise, and now it’s down to Shaun and friends to survive.
I love this film so much. It’s ageless and Pegg and Frost show they are a great double act.
This movie is British comedy at its best with clever jokes and brilliant one-liners throughout. This was the beginning of the great threesome of director Edgar Wright, Pegg, and Frost.
It’s full of swearing, blood, and laughs. My favourite character is Ed, because everyone either has a friend like him or you are that person.
There may not be any hotties, but that makes the film better in my opinion. There are also some great cameos like Bill Nighy, a young Martin Freeman before he moved to Middle Earth, and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, I’ll Give It A Year).
This film shows respect to George A. Romero’s earlier Dead films and is the first of what Pegg and Wright have called The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, with Hot Fuzz (2007) the second and now The World’s End (2013) being the last.
Once you finishing watching this movie, to quote Shaun,
“Go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.”
Do a Shot: when a main character dies (sorry for the spoiler).
Take a Drink: when you can name that song.
Do a Shot: if you’re the last person to name that song and if you use a smartphone.