Shaun of the Dead

It’s hard to take anyone’s word on a comedy. The Flight of the Conchords is comic genius to me (the first season, anyway), but I’ve never been able to turn anyone on to the show. I know plenty of people who laugh at everything Ben Stiller does, but he does nothing for me. And sometimes you just have to be in the right mood to get into a comedy. So…

Judged as a comical zombie movie, Shaun of the Dead succeeds completely. I don’t watch zombie movies, but I laughed all the way through this one. The zombies are funny, not scary or gross, and the main characters are hilarious. It’s a clever, smartly-written comedy in a style similar to the UK The Office, but with zombies. It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen for a long time.