Tuesday, 22 February 2011

21st Century Films - Movie Meme #1

Metal Mummy has created a Movie Buff's Movie Meme.

I am a bit out of my depth here because I rarely go to the cinema, and I rarely watch films these days. It is far too nice to start watching them and then just let my eyes close and drift off. My husband is even worse than me. The amount of films we haven't watched together is just silly.

My lack of expertise in the field aside, I still enjoy participating and I do think that this is a really good idea for a meme. I am hoping to get enough inspiration from reading other people's contributions to keep me awake next time I sit down for a movie night.

After careful thought and much brain wracking, I have come up with my contribution to this week's prompt.

The film that characterises the 21st Century for me is the genre defining, touchingly tender, relentlessly funny, Rom-Zom-Com gore fest that is Shaun of the Dead (2004). Discerning audiences demand characters of substance, believable relationships, honest dialogue and intelligence. Shaun of the Dead has all four AND zombies. Can't be faulted.

Quote: (spoken by Shaun's mum in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse):
"It's been a funny sort of day, hasn't it?"


  1. Brilliant choice.

    Bloody love this film x

  2. Love this film too!

    Saw the episode of Spaced today in which they first used the zombies - assume that's where the Shaun idea came from. Fantastic!

  3. Did wonder when this one was going to rear its ugly head!

  4. I love this film too! And Spaced - I watch that on dvd all the time. Good choice x


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