Firstly, it's a little unfair to compare this to Shaun of The Dead as whilst there are similariies - zombies being one of them! - it stands alone on its own merits. The opening scene contains some terrible acting and at first I wondered what I was in for but when the two brothers (about who the film revolves) appear on screen, the stage is set for some witty dialogue, joyously hammy performances, ott violence and plenty of cursing. Now, I hate British films normally, and hate British films set in London even more...BUT...hats off to the writer / director, i was glued...ok so maybe the less said about then opening sequence the better but glued after that bit! Its obvious the entire cast had fun making this and its shows, although Richard Briers sadly appears in a movie following which he hinted in an interview of his fast failing health, but overall its a joy to watch. Its also not afraid not to hold back on below the belt humour. When a zombie baby appears, the way the threat is removed is both disgusting (as a parent I have to say that) but its also pretty funny and I am ashamed to admit i laughed out loud.
So bottom line, if you DID like Shaun Of The Dead, you are bound to love this film too but its not a copy-cat.. Incidentally my sole reason for watching this was because Michelle Ryan was in the cast, but I am happy to say that (lovely though she is) you'll remember the movie for the right reasons - slick, entertaining and funny.