Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ZOMBIELAND

Zombieland Movie Review

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg, Cursed, The Village) and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) meet up as they live in a world overrun by zombies. They agree to team up to try to find a place where there are no zombies. Along they way they meet Wichita (Emma Stone) and her little sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin of Signs), a couple of girls who cause them almost as much trouble as the zombies. This is a horror comedy that is very enjoyable and quite funny throughout, though a lot of the humor is borrowed from already established movies. There are two running gags through the movie that are hilarious: one involves Tallahassee’s obsession with Twinkies and the other is the rules of survival. Eisenberg is likable as the lead who, prior to the zombie outbreak, was scared of everything and seldom left his house. Harrelson is outstanding as Tallahassee, and Bill Murray makes a wonderful cameo appearance as himself.

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Unfortunately, there are a few spots in the movie, centering on Columbus and Wichita, that drag and take a lot of steam out of the film, as do a couple serious (albeit brief) scenes. Breslin and Stone are just sort of there throughout the movie, neither really bringing much to the characters. Still, these things are not nearly enough to bring down this movie. There is a good bit of gore and the zombies are pretty well done, though they are really not in the movie enough. Look for a particularly scary zombie near the end. This movie was clearly inspired by Shaun Of The Dead, and though it is a good movie, it falls well short of SOTD. Still, I recommend it.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Zombieland Movie Trailer

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