13 May 2007

Shaun of the Dead (+ads)

Uh... This may be the most bizarre movie I've ever seen. It's blackly amusing, but not really my style. It's described as a "rom zom": a romantic comedy full of zombies. It's what I consider a trainwreck movie. Once you start watching it, it's hard to stop. In a dark enough mood, I might find it hilarious. At the moment, it's more "Eh?" I suspect it would be much more entertaining at, say, three a.m.

Not relevant to the movie, but a few ads caught my eye. The Shrek 3 preview even got me to unmute the tv. The little I saw/heard suggests that it will be extremely entertaining. I'm not sure if it's a major or minor plot element, but somehow or other Donkey and Puss-in-Boots wind up switching bodies. There was a rather amusing snippet of the donkey with his back curled up, hissing and spitting like a cat.

The other ad was just...weird. A couple sitting on a couch, both hands busy on video game controllers, presumably competing. A hand comes up from the male's—uh, stomach? crotch? It was hard to tell—and picks up a hot dog lying between them, brings it to the male's mouth, and sets it down again. Then a hand comes up from the female's...midsection...and tries to do the same thing, only the male's extra hand attacks it with a hammer. Perhaps if I had unmuted it, this would make some kind of sense. As is, it's actually more disturbing than the movie.


John said...

I kind of enjoyed "Shaun of the Dead"

My brother Phil, on the other hand ranks it among his two favorite movies, the other being "The Big Lebowski"

For a long time he aspired to be just like Jeff Bridges character (minus the drugs) from "The Big Lebowski"

He just identified completely with Eddy in "Shaun of the Dead"

Fortunately, Phil is a wannabe slacker. He actually puts effort into his job, once he gets going.

Qalmlea said...

I did kind of enjoy it, but in a trainwreck kinda way.

I liked the Big Lebowski a lot better. I guess zombies just aren't my thing. :^)