Terrific homage to George Romero and others. — 5 years ago
I don’t know why people are saying Shaun of the Dead is to zombie flicks like Scary Movie is to horror films. Shaun of the Dead is actually a brilliantly executed homage to films like Night of the Living Dead and Zombie, chock-full of references to those who are fans of the genre, as opposed to being a straight-up spoof that makes fun of its subject material.
At the same time the film manages to be original and hilarious, though towards the end it does start to get a bit serious, deviating heavily from a lot of the general hilarity of the first half. Also, it felt a bit short (at only an hour and a half), but that’s forgivable really. Altogether Shaun of the Dead is quite an excellent film, for people who both love and hate zombie movies.