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Sri Lumpa said:
slipknotfan said:
Sri Lumpa said:
Braindead. The other two are good but are but pale copies of this classic.

Plus they don't have a priest kung-fu fighting zombies.

Braindead? What year was that movie out? 

Ok thanks for clearing that up. I have seen Dead Alive.
1992. Looking at IMDB you might know it as Dead Alive if you are from the US.

@Chrizum: yeah, copy may be the wrong word, but imitators inasmuch as they all are Zom Rom Com (though the term was invented by Shaun Of The Dead AFAIK).

I don't really mean it as a slight as you can't avoid a certain amount of imitation in art anyway and they are great on their own; It was more about me emphatically expressing my preference for Braindead.





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I am surprised more people picked Shaun of the Dead. I could barely laugh during that movie. Sure there were a few scenes in it that were funny but most of the movie I was just sitting there staring wondering how anyone would laugh at their lame jokes. Maybe I should have smoked weed then I'd maybe laugh a few more times.   After watching Hot Fuzz I couldn't really stand the main actors.  Hot Fuzz is a pile of hot shit.

Zombieland wasn't that funny either except the Bill Murray part when he was dying. I'd give Zombieland a 4/5 and Shaun of the Dead at the most 3/5 Netflix rating.



d21lewis said:
I've seen/loved Zombieland but I've never seen Shaun of the Dead. If it's as good as you guys are making it out to be, I'm going to have to order it on Netflix.

It only met the humor levels of laughing a few times for me.  I think some people just have more of a corny humor which allows them to think things are funny when they barely are to me or not at all.  I am not the most demanding when it comes to making me laugh but you can't have half ass shitty jokes and expect me to laugh.  I suppose you'll probably enjoy it but don't expect to laugh the entire time.  I think I laughed about 4-5 times during Shaun of the Dead.  However, this is from a person that saw Napoleon Dynamite before it was released nationally in theaters and only laughing 1-2 times during that movie (and they were more pity laughs than anything).  I think I laughed more from Toy Story 3 than both those movies combined.



Both are great but....


Bill Murray.

Enough said



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sethnintendo said:
d21lewis said:
I've seen/loved Zombieland but I've never seen Shaun of the Dead. If it's as good as you guys are making it out to be, I'm going to have to order it on Netflix.

It only met the humor levels of laughing a few times for me.  I think some people just have more of a corny humor which allows them to think things are funny when they barely are to me or not at all.  I am not the most demanding when it comes to making me laugh but you can't have half ass shitty jokes and expect me to laugh.  I suppose you'll probably enjoy it but don't expect to laugh the entire time.  I think I laughed about 4-5 times during Shaun of the Dead.  However, this is from a person that saw Napoleon Dynamite before it was released nationally in theaters and only laughing 1-2 times during that movie (and they were more pity laughs than anything).  I think I laughed more from Toy Story 3 than both those movies combined.

You are not alone on the Napolean Dynamite. I think I only laughed once or twice that entire movie too. Did I think it was a horrible movie. No. I thought it was interesting in its weird way but didnt find it funny at all.