“Thematically, it will all make sense when the three films can be viewed consecutively. This sounds lofty but they form a dialectic sequence, which I hope film students will write essays about. Shaun of the Dead = evolution, Hot Fuzz = devolution, World’s End = revolution. Jesus, you can take the boy out of Bristol University drama department…”
One of the most interesting films to come out in the last decade is Shaun of the Dead – the idea that a ‘rom zom com’ could exist, let alone be a worldwide smash, has proven inspirational. The heartfelt geekerie of star and co-writer Simon Pegg and the frenetic but pin-point direction of Edgar Wright have redefined the relationship between entertainer and entertained.