Friday, April 23, 2004

Shaun of the Dead

Cor blimey it's good. Brilliantly shot (you'd expect no less from Edgar "Fried Gold" Wright ) brillantly written - painfully funny, bit gruesome for my tastes, but hey, it's a Rom Zom Com (or a Zom Rom Com?) and you can't do a zombie comedy without gore. The fact that it was made by the people who made the peerless, wondrous, up there with the best of them Spaced meant it was always going to be incredible, and it was. I really enjoyed the Spaced references - did anyone spot Tyres in the gathering of Zombies outside the Winchester? The chemistry between the Shaun and the Jessica Stephenson character was fabulous, and the Seinfeld-esque moment were they met the alternative gang led by her was beautiful. I'm running out of superlatives. It were a right good film anyway. And I'm sure Rich would like me to point out that there was a Ninja Tunes poster on the wall.

Cor blimey, the Showcase in Walsall is not good. Strange wobbly seats and lots of teenagers. The less said the better.