Thursday, September 29, 2005

Shaun of the Dead

Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, et al.

Shaun of the Dead is a hilarious spoof of horror movies (the title kinda gives that away … sigh). Shaun is an easygoing chap whose idea of a good time is a few beers at the Winchester with his best bud Ed, but his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend wants romance, and doesn’t particularly fancy the Winchester. (Now how many male readers can identify with this (substitute beer with your favorite beer substitute)? Let me rephrase keeping political sensibilities in mind -- how many readers, gender neutral, can identify with this example of a person whose partner-in-crime wants to do nothing while they want to do something?)

Things start going horribly wrong when everybody everywhere starts turning into zombies. And Shaun has a plan involving a cricket bat and the Winchester ... (I wish I could give away the whole darn movie -- brilliant, I thought.)

Note: The subtitles say “female voice singing in Arabic” or words to that effect for an otherwise dialog-free interlude, but the female voice, while definitely singing, is singing in Hindi.

[Posted by speckone for speck 42.]


Blogger Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

i saw the movie..the zombies, shaun and his lazy friend. i agree. a great low budget yet refreshingly british

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