You’ve Got Red On You

Shaun of the Dead is the first instalment of Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. It features a strawberry Cornetto that’s supposed to represent blood. When I first saw the trailer for Shaun of the Dead, I didn’t pay it much attention. I didn’t get into zombie movies until way later and I guess I just didn’t get it. However, when people started to praise the film, I became more opened to seeing it. Since it’s part of an accidental trilogy, I had the crazy idea of watching every movie all in one day. So I did just that. Shaun of the Dead is easily my favorite of the three. It’s the least offensive and the most funny. Simon Pegg plays Shaun, a working man suddenly plunged into the zombie apocalypse. Nick Frost plays Ed, Shaun’s layabout best friend that nobody likes. Shaun of the Dead crafts a love letter to zombie movies that still manages to have a story. Zombies are killed in a variety of funny ways which include cricket bats, shovels, and record albums. The main characters plan to flee to their favorite pub, which is just one of the many recurring themes in this trilogy. Along with bloody violence, jumping fences, and quick cuts. On its own, Shaun of the Dead works as a fun zombie movie for everyone who knows how to take down a zombie.

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun (right) and Ed (left) fight zombies

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