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Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland (2009)


Jesse Eisenberg
Woody Harrelson
Emma Stone
Abigail Breslin

Directed by Ruben Fleischer

In 2009 was the fun zombie film that made others fall below par, Zombieland. It is not as funny or as insane as 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, but if you have to list top comedic Zombie movies, this movie will be right up there with the best. Even in listing top Zombie movies, this movie is also just as good.
One thing brought me back to come see this movie and it is the release of a second part to this movie, Zombieland: Double Tap. The second part was released ten years after this one and knowing that I was going to get to see it made me want to refresh my memory on how the four met.

What I like about this movie is that, even the dramatic or horror Zombie movies are just not as good. The writing of this movie paired these two parties of two in an innocent standoff that just grew to a wonderful adventure.
The way the movie dives into their past briefly so we can see what made them tick and then just moves on to the four trying to learn to trust each other, is worth seeing.

The movie is narrated by Colombus (Jesse Eisenberg). He is the person to which we seem to be following his life. He set his life around rules to survive in this zombie invested world, and the rules are laid before us as the movie carries on. We get to know that there are thirty-one of them and as the movie develops he added another.
Colombus was headed to Colombus Ohio to see if his parents were still alive when he met Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) who is a man heading to Tallahassee. You can guess that they did not use real names so as not to get attached to one another. Thinking there are the only two people still alive in the town they were they decided to stop at a grocery store. Well, Colombus wanted to be heading on, but Tallahassee has a craving for Twinkies. A craving that just drives him to take risks.

It was at this store that they met another pair of survivors Wichita (Emma Stone) and her younger sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). The two ladies are con artist and they con the other two off their weapons and vehicle.
Later on, they run into one another again and the ladies also got a one up on the men. They later decided to ride together and it was this journey heading towards an amusement park that we get to watch.

Awesome movie and it was a critical and financial success which makes you wonder why they waited ten years to do a follow up.


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