director Edgar Wright
Part 2 of our horror/comedy Halloween double feature, tailored to my son, was 2004’s Shaun of the Dead. It’s the film that put star Simon Pegg and director/co-writer Edgar Wright on the map. Like What We Do in the Shadows (2014), I had seen it before (though it was probably during my brief period of not writing my film diary.)
I’d remembered it fondly. In fact, I think when I’ve watched any other film of Wright’s I’ve always thought back to Shaun and still figured it was his best film. My 14 year old son thinks Edgar Wright is super cool, so he was pretty keen to see it.
You know, …it’s amusing, it’s good, but….I guess I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. It’s kind of crazy to think it’s over 10 years old now.
I still think Wright is interesting and talented. I don’t know that I think he’s made a great movie yet, though.
The kids liked it. Though I think we all agreed that What We Do in the Shadows was the funnier of the two.