Movie Review
Shaun of the Dead

By: Jen Cameron

Posted 10/05/2004 - 09:29:24 AM by hutlock:
 Ah yes, but the big question for me is still: would you have thrown the copy of Second Coming at the zombies or not?
Posted 10/05/2004 - 11:21:23 AM by wmurch3:
 I thought it was great until it turned into, well, a zombie movie. It went from joke-a-minute to serious zombie picture in about an hour. I laughed a lot though, especially in the first 30 minutes. The ending was pretty predictable, which makes me wonder if that was the main reason it even made it to the states (see: 28 days later). As far as American comedy goes, have you seen Arrested Development? That has to be the funniest american television show since Seinfield. The characters are memorable and the writing is some of the smartest and freshest in recent memory.
Posted 10/05/2004 - 12:28:20 PM by IanMathers:
 I'm with Jen on this one - I didn't particularly see the ending coming either. I think it did manage to walk the fine line she mentions and remain both a credible zombie movie and a hilarious comedy all the way through, which was damned impressive. And I would have thrown the Second Coming at the zombies. Not the first album, though.
Posted 10/05/2004 - 07:03:43 PM by Hexagon:
 The review text doesn't seem to match the score. I would expect a solid 9 from the enthusiastic write-up. And Ali G has been almost offensively unfunny since the first series ended. This thing he's doing in the US is awful.
Posted 10/22/2004 - 10:37:42 AM by Ramsay:
 I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but figured people would, because it's Brit Comedy. Everybody seems to love Brit Comedy for some reason. As far as the ending goes, I liked it fine.