Hello there readers and bloggers alike!
Wow, I really got to work on my introductions, I feel like they’ve all been the same lately, but then again maybe consistency is necessary – well anyway, for today’s 30 Day Movie Challenge, I’ll share with you guys my favourite movie series or trilogy:
More specifically, it includes Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, a series of comedy action films directed by Edgar Wright (who also directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World) and written by Wright and the awesome, Simon Pegg. The main actors of these movies are the hilarious duo, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In full, the trilogy is known as the Three Flavour Cornetto trilogy.
Why? ‘Cause all of these films features the main actors buying and eating a cornetto.
Fun fact! The cornettos they have in each movie is symbolic of the movie’s main themes.
For Shaun of the Dead, Shaun buys a strawberry flavoured cornetto which is meant to symbolise the blood and gore apt for the zombie apocalypse he is about to face.
In Hot Fuzz, they got the original blue cornetto to signify the blue of the police force in the film.
Lastly, in The World’s End, the cornetto is a mint chocolate chip flavour which is green like the alien theme that is present in the movie.
The three colours are a salute to Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s The Three Colours trilogy.
I absolutely love The Cornetto Trilogy because it is so fully packed with parodies and little references in them just like the cornetto one described. These references can often be missed by the first viewing of it.
They also use a pool of actors and actresses so there is always a familiar face – like watching an Adam Sandler movie where the main “family” of actors are always present in the film, often with the same running gag.
The three films may not be connected story-wise but there are various scenarios that appear to be approving nods towards each other – such as the running gag of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost stumbling through garden fences so as to avoid danger. They also all have the apocalyptic theme towards it that I’m very drawn towards, especially during my final year in uni.
As a whole, it is not difficult to see why this trilogy is my favourite. My definite favourite of the three movies has to be Shaun of the Dead, but the other two are slowly growing on me. Shaun of the Dead is my favourite ’cause I’m a sucker for zombie films. In fact, apart from Zombieland and the classic George Romero Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead is one of my favourite. It is both fun, poignant and meaningful.
The three movies all have incredible reviews as well from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic alike. Rotten Tomatoes rates the movies with 91%, 91% and 89% respectively, according to their releases. And Metacritic rates them with 76, 81 and 81 out of 100 respectively.
If you have yet to check out these films, I suggest that you do. I’ll leave you with a mashup trailer of all three amazing movies so you can see what antics the heroes get up to in each of these movies:
Last but not least check out Rhey of Sunshine’s blog for her favourite trilogy and other 30 Day Movie Challenge posts.
Till next time!