Written August 26, 2013
It's consistently funny throughout the whole movie, the characters are wonderful (Nick Frost as the straight man is brilliant). Simon Pegg is of course, genius. Story is predictable but they still manage to make it hilarious so who cares? Genuinely good time.
Written September 01, 2013
Another great movie from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead. Easy to relate and despise the main character at the same time. Yes the movie does get a wee bit silly but it sends a message. It's very funny and moves fast. Highly recommend this with Shaun and Hot Fuzz.
Written May 28, 2016
Surprisingly, a wildly entertaining movie! I didn't know (or didn't remember) the plot of this film before I went, so seeing the movie change gears midstream was a pleasant surprise. Simon Pegg does his best job ever (since I'm a fan of his earlier movies), and his portrayal of the down-on-his-luck, overaged fratboy got to the nub of the character. A lot of familiar faces from previous Pegg movies, too. The pace is fast, sharp and clever; the story starts evenly and accelerates as the movie starts going places you didn't think it was headed. And I got over the hurdle of the British accents and slang early on. I found the whole thing envigorating, and had a great time. It was finally the movie that gave me the jolt of a good summer action/comedy movie I'd been looking for all summer, since the Marvel, DC and CGI-fests don't do that much anymore. Should be rated For Grown-Ups, as opposed to Adults, for themes of losing and rekindling your dreams, forgiveness and compassion.
Written August 25, 2013
I guess so-so would be OK, but we expected so much more that we pick NO. I guess it just depends on your personality. About 40 % of the audience were laughing when we were just staring at the screen. Perhaps the director/writer have smoked too much weed for too long.
Written August 24, 2013
Let me just say right off the bat that I freaking loved this movie. I think that I first discovered Simon Pegg in "Sean of the Dead." And, I've been a fan ever since. This movie did not disappoint. Those that know him from his roll in Star Trek (and appreciate his work there) may not be the greatest fans of this movie. In fact, I think that a lot of the site gags and humor may be lost on American Audiences. This movie is very much in line with what you had seen in "Sean of the Dead" and it's very much "British Humor." If you like or love humor like "Fawlty Towers" or "Monty Python" ... this movie is for you.
Being someone that is not a fan of Zombie/Sci Fi invasion movies ... it always makes me leery to invest time in watching one. If you find yourself in that boat, don't let that deter you. It's a movie that pokes a lot of fun at the silliness of that genre. And, it's very well done (considering the modest budget) I say Go....