• Asher

    ★★★★ Watched by Asher 29 Nov, 2015

    Few spoofs are as brilliant in their execution as the film they are spoofing. But Shaun of the Dead is one among them. It not only manages to be a thrilling, comic rendition of the original Dawn of the Dead, it also manages to tell a well-structured commentary in the vain of its inspiration.

    On the surface, it's a comical love story. But underneath that surface is a fable warning mankind of the health hazards of GMO intake: though told…


  • jqh

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by jqh 26 Nov, 2015

    A new Thanksgiving tradition begins?


  • Robert

    ★★★★½ Watched by Robert 23 Nov, 2015

    This is more like a 4.9 out of 5. But as Big Al told me, Letterboxd ratings don't round up.


  • ChinOfTarantino

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by ChinOfTarantino 21 Nov, 2015 1



  • Borrowing Tape

    ★★★★½ Watched by Borrowing Tape 13 Oct, 2015

    Shaun of the Dead [2004]: The first of the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy, helmed by Edgar Wright, is exactly what you’d expect and not at the same time. It’s a light parody on some of the tropes in your average zombie film, but packs some devastating moments. It follows Shaun (Simon Pegg), his parents, his girlfriend (and her two best mates) and his best mate, Ed (Nick Frost) on the worst day of their lives (and, if they’re unlucky, the…


  • openmind

    ★★★★ Added by openmind 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film is a hybrid between the zombie horror and a British dark comedy. It cleverly treads the line between grotesque and endearing. The central friendship Shaun and Ed and their immature antics kept me laughing, even in the most bleak of circumstances. Despite all of the action and chaos that the movie shows, I was impressed to find that it ended exactly where it began. This is perhaps the most inspiring part of the movie, ironically positing the human…


  • GoJimmyGuo

    ★★★½ Added by GoJimmyGuo

    It was an entertaining movie, but I don't think I enjoyed watching this film as much as I would have liked to. Though it's characterized as a 'horror comedy,' I couldn't help but feel that the comedic aspect of the movie largely drowned the horror. It was simply a bit over the top for me. Nevertheless, I thought it did draw some interesting parallels between pre-Zombie Shaun and the actual Zombies. I believe the director was trying to satirize how…


  • thejuanandonly

    ★★★½ Rewatched by thejuanandonly 16 Nov, 2015

    This film was a breath of fresh air. More of a comedy than a horror, Edgar Wright takes a new spin on the zombie film genre. I must say that it took me a while to get into Shaun of the Dead, but after twenty minutes or so, I was hooked. I do appreciate the dark humor, though at times, I felt like it was too much. Nonetheless, this is a great film to watch. It criticizes human indifference and…


  • pschuman

    ★★★½ Added by pschuman

    So, before I truly review the quality, acting, plot, character development and scenery that was actually all done quite well, I must first confess something. Over the past semester, I, along with my apartment-mates, have pretty much only played one video game (besides portal of course) which is Call of Duty. And when I mean play, I mean we play every time two people are even remotely free. In the game there is a feature called "zombies" in which the…


  • reidpaoletta

    ★★½ Added by reidpaoletta

    Not really a big cheesy comedy guy but this was pretty good. I know we're going into an "alien minds" unit right now so this thinking framed my viewing experience. I thought it was interesting to think about zombie's consciousness as compared to human's -- one thing that stuck out to me was the ending scene in which we're shown some sort of tv show with the zombies participating in some sort of game show for the entertainment of human…


  • Cass5

    Added by Cass5

    I thought this movie was funny because of its absurdity. That said, I can only watch such absurdity for so long, it makes me uncomfortable to see people act that way. One thing that I thought was interesting was that Shaun and his friends were capable of killing the zombies, but once the zombies were people they knew or the people they knew were about to become zombies, it was adding to the difficulty of killing them. The same way…


  • jhg272

    ★★★★½ Watched by jhg272 15 Nov, 2015

    I really liked this film. I thought it was very cleverly done in that it wasnt just a standard stupid comedy. To me it seemed to combine comedy, parody social themes, tie in some drama / romance / tragedy and add in zombies in just to check off every box there is. I feel like when this is attempted in other films it is not done as well, but here it is not the case. I also really liked the…