Tuesday, September 21, 2004

KBT: Shaun of the Dead

Today's KBT screening was Shaun of the Dead. I think that everyone had a blast. What a perfect gem of a film. Every single joke works and it only gets better on multiple viewings. It's so difficult to meld Horror and Comedy into a workable film. Mental note: Check out every episode of Spaced ever made. Certainly the best Romantic Zombie Comedy (RomZomCom) ever made.

For those of you interested in checking out the film when it opens this friday here is my blurb:

George Romero's Dawn of the Dead (ignoring the remake for the moment) was a social critique of consumerculture: How endless consumption of americans is not too muchdifferent than Zombie behavior. Shaun of the Dead puts a british spin on this idea and reinvents it as a slacker comedy. The apocalypse is at hand, but Shaun is so caught up in his own girlfriend and family problems that a couple days go by before he even notices. When he starts fight back the hordes of undead, his self-esteem gets a needed boost. Destined to become a cult classic right up there with OFFICE SPACE and CLERKS.


Blogger grace said...

YES! i loved this flick!

it has become one of my favorite movies of all time!

1:10 p.m.  

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