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Arise ye zombies

December 10, 2004 SocialistAu 0

By Jason Adams AS SHAUN of the Dead begins you know it’s about zombies. “A romantic comedy. With zombies” to be exact. What you don’t know is, who’s alive and who’s dead. Our protagonist Shaun is wedged into a comfortably numb routine of retail work and nights at the local. He staggers and groans through the day, dimly becoming aware of the personal and societal crashes just ahead. The zombie movie tradition contains radical critiques of modern capitalism. They often contain explicit concerns about enslavement, human-made apocalypse, genetic experimentation and war-the evil super corporation illegally experimenting on humans and building […]