Directed By: Edgar Wright
Written By: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
I am a really big fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. When I head they were making another movie with the man who directed Shaun of the Dead I was really excited. Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite comedies and no matter how many times I see it I still find myself laughing. I don’t think this film is quite at the same level of comedy as Shaun of the Dead but I still really like the film. It’s a slow film for most of the movie but it suddenly takes off with nonstop and relentless action. It’s a silly movie that takes itself very seriously and that in itself makes it funny. Anybody that reads our blog knows that I have a thing for the cheesy action films and I see this movie as a tribute to some of my favorites.
This movie does have a strange story line with the quaint little village that has a secret and violent organization trying to keep everything as it is. The super cop sent to the small town and the only one serious enough to see that problems actually exist. With a comical tone it tells this dark and disturbing story all while setting up for a grand finale. The finale makes the movie though; it is awesome enough to make everything right with the film. It has a very similar style to Shaun of the Dead and that only makes it better. I am not overly familiar with the work of Edgar Wright but these two movies he made with Pegg and Frost are enough to make me interested in anything else he makes.
Pegg and Frost are awesome together; they have great chemistry and make a really funny duo. I have liked everything I have seen the two of them pair up in including Paul in addition to the two movies already discussed. There are several other actors in this movie that also made appearances in Shaun of the Dead most notably Bill Nighy. Timothy Dalton also plays a great part as the grocery store owner/fun runner/secret society killer. I like Dalton from back during his James Bond days and his role in one of my childhood favorites The Rocketeer. I thought he had aged really well when I saw him in this movie and liked seeing him in a new movie. He also has one of the most wicked ends I have ever seen for anybody.
This movie is fun more than anything and movies like that are always worth your time. If you enjoyed Shaun of the Dead then this one is a movie you need to see, and if you haven’t I don’t know what you are waiting for. Halloween is approaching and it’s the time of the year to sit back and see Pegg exasperate things in his best movie ever. I loved this film and recommend it to anyone I can.
I have watched this so many times with Ryan and I just cannot seem to get into it, ever. I don’t know why either because I really like Simon Pegg and most of the movies that he makes. I guess this one just doesn’t really do it for me. The poster is your regular old cheesy movie poster, so I won’t go into that one for right now.
NEXT MOVIE: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)