History YMMV / ShaunOfTheDead

7th Sep '17 6:55:03 AM 793ws
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Sure, David was a twat, but he didn't really deserve to be torn apart by zombies. He even attempted to apologize before the zombies killed him.
20th Jun '17 4:16:11 AM BeastC
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** Is Pete just a complete asshole who's friendly with Shaun, or does he only act like an asshole to Ed?

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** Is Pete just a complete asshole who's friendly with Shaun, or does he only act like an asshole to Ed?Ed? Is his mocking Shaun over his breakup with Liz showing his true colors or just the shitty day coupled with being annoyed with Ed influencing him?
4th Mar '17 5:38:46 PM NightShade96
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* InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[{{Jerkass}} insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.
** On the other hand, he doesn't disagree with Shaun because it's the smartest thing to do, he simply hates Shaun and [[CommanderContrarian wants to be a difficult, jealous prick.]]
** Plus, as his own girlfriend points out, if he was that certain of what to do, he'd have taken charge instead of drifting along with what Shaun was doing and making snide comments from the sidelines; he's just a pompous know-it-all when it comes down to it.
*** A better example might be Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes TheLoad for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.

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* InformedWrongness: InformedWrongness:
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David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[{{Jerkass}} insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.
** *** On the other hand, he doesn't disagree with Shaun because it's the smartest thing to do, he simply hates Shaun and [[CommanderContrarian wants to be a difficult, jealous prick.]]
** *** Plus, as his own girlfriend points out, if he was that certain of what to do, he'd have taken charge instead of drifting along with what Shaun was doing and making snide comments from the sidelines; he's just a pompous know-it-all when it comes down to it.
*** ** A better example might be Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes TheLoad for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.
4th Mar '17 5:38:15 PM NightShade96
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is David really a selfish jerk, or is just desperate to survive just like everyone else in the film?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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Is David really a selfish jerk, or is just desperate to survive just like everyone else in the film?



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Buy the DVD and see how long you can go without putting it in the drive and skipping right to the "Don't Stop Me Now" scene.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Buy the DVD and see how long you can go without putting it in the drive and skipping right to the "Don't Stop Me Now" scene.



* InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[JerkAss insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.

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* InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.



*** A better example might be Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.
* MemeticMutation: ''Yeah boyyy!''

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*** A better example might be Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] TheLoad for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.
* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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''Yeah boyyy!''



* MoralEventHorizon: While not really evil, [[JerkAss David]], having [[JerkassHasAPoint just forced Shaun to shoot his now zombified mother]], makes a snide comment, causing Shaun to punch him in the face. What does David do? ''[[DisproportionateRetribution Grabs the rifle, points it at Shaun, and pulls the trigger]]''. By sheer luck, the gun is empty, but the others (quite rightly) react with utter disgust at David for this.

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* MoralEventHorizon: While not really evil, [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} David]], having [[JerkassHasAPoint just forced Shaun to shoot his now zombified mother]], makes a snide comment, causing Shaun to punch him in the face. What does David do? ''[[DisproportionateRetribution Grabs the rifle, points it at Shaun, and pulls the trigger]]''. By sheer luck, the gun is empty, but the others (quite rightly) react with utter disgust at David for this.



* RetroactiveRecognition: For the Americans in the audience, Creator/{{Martin Freeman}}'s split-second {{cameo}} as Yvonne's boyfriend is this. He was well-known in Britain at the time for his role in ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', but he wouldn't get major recognition in the States until he was cast as [[Series/{{Sherlock}} John Watson]] and [[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]] several years later.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: For the Americans in the audience, Creator/{{Martin Freeman}}'s Creator/MartinFreeman's split-second {{cameo}} as Yvonne's boyfriend is this. He was well-known in Britain at the time for his role in ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', but he wouldn't get major recognition in the States until he was cast as [[Series/{{Sherlock}} John Watson]] and [[Film/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]] several years later.



* TearJerker: A surprising number for what's otherwise a comedy. We have, in order, [[spoiler:Phillip's death, before which he tells Shaun that he's always loved him like a son, Barbara turning into a zombie and having to be shot by Shaun, and doomed Ed in the cellar.]] MoodWhiplash doesn't begin to do some of it justice. In the U.S. at least, it was marketed as a straight-up comedy, which made the TearJerker moments come as something of a shock.
* WhatAnIdiot: Ed. Deconstructed during the film, though some moments stand out (like having his cell phone on outdoor mode while ''surrounded'' by zombies. Being forgetful would at least be understandable, but ''answering it and holding a conversation'' wins him the award for dumbest human being ever. Oh, and he's not even chatting to a friend. He's ''selling weed''.)

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* TearJerker: A surprising number for what's otherwise a comedy. We have, in order, [[spoiler:Phillip's death, before which he tells Shaun that he's always loved him like a son, Barbara turning into a zombie and having to be shot by Shaun, and doomed Ed in the cellar.]] MoodWhiplash doesn't begin to do some of it justice. In the U.S. at least, it was marketed as a straight-up comedy, which made the TearJerker moments come as something of a shock.
* WhatAnIdiot:
WhatAnIdiot:
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Ed. Deconstructed during the film, though some moments stand out (like having his cell phone on outdoor mode while ''surrounded'' by zombies. Being forgetful would at least be understandable, but ''answering it and holding a conversation'' wins him the award for dumbest human being ever. Oh, and he's not even chatting to a friend. He's ''selling weed''.)



** The fact that the first we see of Shaun is that he's shuffling around and yawn/moaning like a zombie sort of stresses the point.

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** The fact that the first we see of Shaun is that he's shuffling around and yawn/moaning yawning/moaning like a zombie sort of stresses the point.
30th Jan '17 8:07:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[JerkAss insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.
** On the other hand, he doesn't disagree with Shaun because it's the smartest thing to do, he simply hates Shaun and [[CommanderContrarian wants to be a difficult, jealous prick.]]
** Plus, as his own girlfriend points out, if he was that certain of what to do, he'd have taken charge instead of drifting along with what Shaun was doing and making snide comments from the sidelines; he's just a pompous know-it-all when it comes down to it.
*** A better example might be Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.

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* InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[JerkAss insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.
** On the other hand, he doesn't disagree with Shaun because it's the smartest thing to do, he simply hates Shaun and [[CommanderContrarian wants to be a difficult, jealous prick.]]
** Plus, as his own girlfriend points out, if he was that certain of what to do, he'd have taken charge instead of drifting along with what Shaun was doing and making snide comments from the sidelines; he's just a pompous know-it-all when it comes down to it.
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HarsherInHindsight: Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as mother does a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, very convincing zombie impression, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think if she didn't mean to. Then you find out that Pete has a point.she'd been bitten just moments before.



* HarsherInHindsight: Shaun's mother does a very convincing zombie impression, even if she didn't mean to. Then you find out that she'd been bitten just moments before.

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* HarsherInHindsight: InformedWrongness: David is [[GenreSavvy sensible]] if [[JerkAss insensitive]] for most of the film and is treated as a (literal) punching bag by Shaun. Even his argument for staying in the apartment is proven right by the end. As it's a parody of [[TooDumbToLive typical zombie movies]], it may have been intentional.
** On the other hand, he doesn't disagree with Shaun because it's the smartest thing to do, he simply hates Shaun and [[CommanderContrarian wants to be a difficult, jealous prick.]]
** Plus, as his own girlfriend points out, if he was that certain of what to do, he'd have taken charge instead of drifting along with what Shaun was doing and making snide comments from the sidelines; he's just a pompous know-it-all when it comes down to it.
*** A better example might be
Shaun's mother does other friend Pete, who is depicted as a very convincing zombie impression, bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even if she didn't mean to. Then you find out before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think that she'd been bitten just moments before.Pete has a point.
1st Jan '17 7:44:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Shaun does an impression of Bub from ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' when everyone takes zombie acting lessons. During his and Edgar Wright's cameo in ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', it turns out Simon Pegg bears a quite uncanny resemblance to Howard Sherman as Bub when he's in zombie makeup.

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** Shaun does an impression of Bub from ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' ''Film/{{Day of the Dead|1985}}'' when everyone takes zombie acting lessons. During his and Edgar Wright's cameo in ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', it turns out Simon Pegg bears a quite uncanny resemblance to Howard Sherman as Bub when he's in zombie makeup.
1st Nov '16 11:47:00 AM Hjortron18
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*** A better example might be Shawn's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.

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*** A better example might be Shawn's Shaun's other friend Pete, who is depicted as a bit of an asshole for his obvious contempt for Shaun's best friend Ed, viewing him as a load who holds Shaun back. However, even before the events of the Zombie Apocalypse in which Ed increasingly becomes [[TheLoad The Load]] for real, it's hard not to think that Pete has a point.
16th Oct '16 9:38:21 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** "Go to the Winchester, grab a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over," often used in response to real-world unpleasantries that one wishes to avoid dealing with.

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** "Go to the Winchester, grab have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over," often used in response to real-world unpleasantries that one wishes to avoid dealing with.
16th Oct '16 3:54:41 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** "Go to the Winchester, grab a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over," often used in response to real-world unpleasantries that one wishes to avoid dealing with.
29th May '16 11:54:10 PM 88y53
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** "Perfec'"
** And of course, "how's ''that'' for a slice of fried gold?"
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