This review contains spoilers.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Storyline: Uhm, well… There are zombies who eat people and Shaun tries to save himself, his flatmate, his ex-girlfriend, her two flatmates and his mother with a great plan.
Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
My review: Two things: First of all, Simon Pegg looks SO much younger! Well, he is, but it was almost a shock for me after watching The World’s End and Paul… Yes, I had to make this completely useless remark. Anyway, secondly: The second I saw David (Dylan Moran) I knew I’d seen him some film and I found out he was the guy stealing a book in Notting Hill 😀 . I was happy Nick Frost and Simon Pegg did better here than in The World’s End and it’s such a classic anyway (I want to watch Hot Fuzz in nearer future to finish them off…). Some might not see the film’s ending as a bad one (as in not happy), but I think it’s almost depressing! Practically everyone dies and what Sean does with Ed is just plain cruel. But I read that Dianne actually survives after having to eat Dave’s legs (no. comment.) and stays in contact with Liz and Shaun over christmas cards (I mean, what can the internet NOT tell you?!) I got the feeling there was slightly more physical comedy, which I love (as long as it doesn’t go over the top too much). And I would have expected it (apart from a few gross scenes) to be scarier. Is it only me not being very attentive or do they really not explain how the zombies came to be? Anyway, I really liked it 🙂
Something I love about this film: That so many things that happen early in the film suddenly turn up later, like the hog lumps or the instructions on how to shoot.
My rating: 8.5/10
Did you see/like Shaun of the Dead?
Guys, I am SO sorry I haven’t written anything in ages and I don’t even have a proper excuse, but I’m back and hoping to review more films. I’m also thinking of making a list of films to review. Are there any you would recommend? Anyway, lets get on with reviewing!
The World’s End (2013)
Storyline: After not making it the first time, Gary King and his friends try to make it through 12 pubs in their home town, Newton Haven, in one night again. But they notice that something’s wrong in Newton Haven.
Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
My review: Before I watched the film I didn’t read any plot summary or so, I just sat down and watched the film, thinking it was going to be about five guys doing a pub crawl. So I was a little surprised as it got a sci-fi/horror twist with smashing non-robots with blue blood. After I had gotten over it being a little different than expected, I enjoyed it. Well, more or less. I wanted to like it, really, and I like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (okay, I’ve only seen Paul, but I liked that one!), but it just didn’t do it for me. It was a bit too weird for me sometimes and what I totally did not like was the ending. I’m sorry that I have to go around spoilering now, but that they let the whole world just become some place without technology or anything else and Gary some kind of blank… I just didn’t understand it (it made me go “double u tee ef ” 😉 ). So, it was funny, the end was crap, watch it if you get it for free, but I wouldn’t spend much money on it.
Something I love about this film: I actually don’t know. There were many things I liked and it was quite funny, but there’s nothing where I’d go “Oh, yeah, I loved that one!”
My rating: 6.5/10
Did you see/like The World’s End?
Yes, finally a proper review again 😀 It was my birthday a short time ago and I got some new DVDs ready to watch again 😉
Storyline: When the two english sci-fi fans Clive and Graeme travel through America after visiting a comic-con, they find more than just sights on their way: Alien Paul needs their help to find his way back to his UFO after sixty years. (Sorry for the crap summary but I didn’t know what to write)
Actors: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kristen Wiig
My review: This movie is definitely NOT for people who are easily offended if someone says something bad about Christians. On IMDb, everything’s full of Christians complaining that this film was very offensive to them. I am not very religious. So, to all you guys who felt insulted (I’m not trying to start a fight or something, just bringing up the facts here…): There were a total of two extreme Christians and they were in the same family. You can NOT deny, that there aren’t any people like that. And as it was a freaking COMEDY, the characters were supposed to be over the top!!! Were science-fiction lovers insulted because they were portrayed as nerds? Were policemen/agents/whatever insulted because they were shown to be pretty brainless? No! Thank you.
After I had gotten used to the rather frequent swearing, I enjoyed it a lot. There were a lot of references to other sci-fi movies I didn’t get because I haven’t watched many, but that wasn’t a problem in the slightest, I just mentally skipped the things I didn’t understand 😉 The characters actually weren’t that likeable, but they were okay and they were funny enough, so you simply didn’t HAVE to like them.
So, very enjoyable comedy, not to be taken too seriously and probably not something for the whole family…
Something I love about this film: The drawing of Paul. Can Simon Pegg actually draw that well?!
In All: 8.5/10
Maaaaan I should really stop using block letters that much… (And …)