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#1 Nov 01 2012 at 8:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Based on whatever criteria you want...
Which is better?
Zombieland:16 (45.7%)
Shaun of the Dead:19 (54.3%)
Total:35
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#2 Nov 01 2012 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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I don't really find one to be "better" than the other, so I voted Shaun of the Dead because at the moment, if you asked which I would prefer to watch, that's what I'd pick. This is likely heavily influenced by the fact that I watched Zombieland last week, and haven't seen Shaun of the Dead since probably last year.

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I've never seen Shaun of the Dead but really enjoyed Zombieland. The final act with Woody in the carnival booth has gotta be one of the best movie shoot-out scenes ever.
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If Spoonless hadn't said 'watched' I wouldn't have known they were movies. Something something get off my lawn. Smiley: glare

I voted for Zombieland because it was on top.
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The final act with Woody in the carnival booth has gotta be one of the best movie shoot-out scenes ever.

Those couple minutes are some of my favorite minutes of action film. Smiley: thumbsup
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#6 Nov 01 2012 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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Shaun of the Dead was funnier, but Zombieland had much better action scenes.
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Went for Zombieland (because I own it, and have watched it more than once). Shaun of the Dead was good, but I enjoyed the humor more in Zombieland... perhaps it just felt more tailored to an American audience and that's why it clicked with me?

I need to watch SotD again, though. Thanks for reminding me!
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#8 Nov 01 2012 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Shaun of the Dead. It suffers a bit because some of the British quirks don't translate perfectly, but I think it's still a bit funnier. And I thought Zombieland dragged a bit in the middle, and painfully overplayed its Bill Murray hand. Still pretty good though.
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#9 Nov 01 2012 at 9:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Huh. I thought Zombieland was pretty well paced. It's pretty short as modern films go so there's not a lot of room for it to drag. IMDB puts its run time at 88 minutes so I'm surprised they packed as much into it as they did.
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#10 Nov 01 2012 at 9:51 AM Rating: Good
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I don't think i've made it all the way through Zombieland despite trying twice. Shaun of the Dead it is.
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#11 Nov 01 2012 at 10:38 AM Rating: Good
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Both great, but I put Zombieland slightly higher. My only knock on Shaun of the Dead is that the last act kinda slogs into a standard zombie movie boarded-up survival scenario and becomes too serious.

I remember reading a review of Zombieland that said it was exactly what a video game adaptation movie should be, except that it wasn't a video game adaptation.

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Shaun of the Dead. It suffers a bit because some of the British quirks don't translate perfectly, but I think it's still a bit funnier. And I thought Zombieland dragged a bit in the middle, and painfully overplayed its Bill Murray hand. Still pretty good though.


I don't think you can overplay a Bill Murray hand. His reaction after getting shot was pure deadpan gold.
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#15 Nov 01 2012 at 12:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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I like them both, but I picked SotD. British humoUr kills me.
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I've only seen Shaun Of The Dead but my god that was boring. I'm not into zombie movies (or horror movies) at all though so I probably missed all the jokes. Actually, scrap probably, I didn't figure out it was a comedy till halfway in.




I loved Hot Fuzz though.
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I voted Zombieland. It's a close call, but what put it over the top was the whole use of the "survival rules" scattered throughout the film, complete with fourth wall breaking messages whenever one applied. Funny as **** both because they're exactly the kinds of things that get people killed in zombie films and they didn't overplay it. You'd just start to forget about them, then something would happen and "ding!" a rule number would appear.
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I voted Zombieland.

Gbaji and I agreed on something. Sorry Shaun fans, this debate is over.
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#19 Nov 01 2012 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
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SotD obviously.

Perhaps more canned laughter would've helped?
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I voted Zombieland.

Gbaji and I agreed on something. Sorry Shaun fans, this debate is over.


Zombies, man. They help us cross divides like nothing else.
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Shaun of the Dead for me. The little weird things going on in the background just get me.

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I'm shocked Zombieland has more than 1 vote.
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Joph is only siding with gbaji so he can use gbaji as a decoy later.
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what put it over the top was the whole use of the "survival rules" scattered throughout the film, complete with fourth wall breaking messages whenever one applied. Funny as **** both because they're exactly the kinds of things that get people killed in zombie films and they didn't overplay it.

The rules are amusing but it's not as though the people acted "intelligently". Tallahassee goes out of his way to melee creatures that could infect him with a single bite. Wichita and Little Rock enact a plan with zero material reward and tremendous risk. But it's still good times.

I've complained about this before but Wichita's and Little Rock's little grocery store scam makes zero sense. What did they get out of it? Guns and a car? The world is full of guns and cars for the taking. Hell, an hour after they rob Tallahassee & Columbus, T&C find a bigger car with even more guns. So, to steal something littering the planet, they put Little Rock's life at risk, not knowing if these guys were going to say "Oh shit, zombie!" and immediately shotgun her head off or what. If they were just afraid of the strange men, the answer would be to quietly exit out the back door, not to set up a scene with corn syrup and a fake story and hope for the best. For a couple girls who supposedly had been pulling scams their whole life, they have zero concept of risk vs reward. But, yeah, I set it aside for the movie because I rationally know it's just rapid character development for the sake of the plot. Still dumb, though.
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For a couple girls who supposedly had been pulling scams their whole life, they have zero concept of risk vs reward.
I never felt that they really had a concept of risk vs reward, even in the beginning. I always felt like half the reason they scammed people, even before the zombies, was for the thrill of being bad, and you don't get as much thrill when you play it safe.
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For a couple girls who supposedly had been pulling scams their whole life, they have zero concept of risk vs reward.
I never felt that they really had a concept of risk vs reward, even in the beginning. I always felt like half the reason they scammed people, even before the zombies, was for the thrill of being bad, and you don't get as much thrill when you play it safe.

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