(5) Sat Apr 09 2005 23:43 PST Shaun of the Dead: Sumana rented it and we watched it tonight. It was really good, but in an amazing twist of fate the movie was ruined for me by false spoilers! Somehow while hearing about the movie (or, perhaps, seeing the name of the movie) I got the impression that halfway through, the main character got killed and came back as a zombie, but nonetheless they managed to pull it off as a romantic comedy. I thought this was so awesome that I kept wondering how they would manage it, and once it became clear that 1) it was not going to happen, and 2) the nature of zombiehood in this movie was such that it couldn't happen, it was a big disappointment. Still the best zombie movie I've ever seen.
Posted by Riana at Sun Apr 10 2005 04:03
The makers call the genre "ZoRoCo": zombie romantic comedy.You have to see it again so that you'll be certain to catch all the bits that recur later in the movie with more ominous meaning (e.g. "You've got red on you").
Posted by Leonard at Sun Apr 10 2005 23:33
No, it was definitely Shaun of the Dead. Perhaps I was inclined to believe it because it could have been the movie I've wanted to see for a long time, where the main character gets killed right in the middle.
Hm, I was expecting exactly the same thing; someone had mentioned the "post-zombie London" at the end, and I'd assumed that the title of the film alluded to Shaun deciding to adapt to the inevitable (and, if you ask me, benign and peaceful and unpolluted) civilisation of the zombie, with or without a pulse.This was one of many lazy reasons why I gave up on the novel I was trying to write with exactly this basic plot. (Someone else might have written it since, as an online book, but I've not had time to read it yet. Opening few pages seem quite beautiful, though.)