Shaun of the Dead is a fast, quick witted Zombie Comedy that has paved the way for Television Series and other films to follow suit. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost would go on to appear in further films together with their brilliant chemistry and relationship, which I have heard can be strained at times during filming, but still remain friends to this day along with Edgar Wright.
The Direction for the movie was always going to carry it regardless and with a 1990’s “indie” soundtrack, audiences of a certain age (my age) will enjoy reliving their youth (much as Gary King did in this film) “The World’s End” was always going to be up against it billing it as part of that trilogy and perhaps that affected it slightly with its expectations.
Pegg thrives on playing the goofy, slightly insecure underdog with a hint of slob and in “Absolutely Anything” you are taken back to these characteristics that made him a household name in the first place.
Top London Police Officer Nicholas Angel is the best of the rest in his line of duty, in fact he’s that good he is making the rest of the force look inefficient. As a result he is being reassigned to a quiet village that goes by the name of Sandford without a say.