quickie undead movie review
I'm working on something rather longish about the Kerry campaign and it won't be ready until much later. In the meantime, I would like to use this time to implore you (and by you, I mean American readers) to go see Shaun of the Dead, which was finally released in the U.S. today. I happened to see an advance screening of this movie last month. Now, you know how I love my zombie movies, so I don't take reviewing such films lightly. The zombie genre is one rich in history and it takes a person with honor and reverence for that genre to pull off a good zombie flick. So do not take the following sentences as some fluffly hyperbole meant to substitute for a real, five paragraph review. It comes from the heart, mind and soul. It comes from a long-standing love of the living dead. It comes with passion. Do not walk (nor lumber along lik a zombie) to your local multiplex. Run. No, get in your car and drive real fast. I am offering a money-back refund to those who claim to like zombie movies and do not like Shaun of the Dead. Well, in my heart I am. It's that good. And that's my review. Also, take heart, those who don't like the undead but will be forced to go see Shaun with friend of significant other. It's not just a zombie movie. It's also a romantic comedy. Even a slapstick comedy. And it's also got wry social commentary and some killer Brit accents. I know, this hasn't been the most articulate of movie reviews, but I'm in a rush and I just wanted to make sure I did my part to get all the lovers of undead comedy/drama/romantic capers out of their houses and into the theaters.