Shaun of the Dead (2004)


A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse. (IMDb)
The set-up here is brilliant, with all its sly foreshadows and that amazing one-take shot of Shaun heading to the store, and while the more straight-forward horror comedy that follows doesn’t wow as much as the comedic/dramatic irony of the first act, it’s always entertaining (a scene highlight: sifting through the records in the backyard), with weirdly but appreciably genuine pathos (see Ed and the cigarette in the cellar) and apocalyptic character tension (see the Winchester wars of words).
8/10 (Great)


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