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This place is so dead
Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
That Facebook guy.
That Cheers guy.
My biggest moviestar crush ever. (yeah, I mean Mrs. Stone)
Bill fucking Murray.
I am incapable of not liking this film.
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 28
Audio commentary mini-series – part 4
There has been a recent resurgence in popularity over the past few years in the horror/comedy subgenre. Whatever the cause, the majority are pure horror films merely with a sense of humor. There might be some laughs, but the meal still tastes like fear. Zombieland is exactly the other way around: it's a broad comedy soup with dashes of zombie dystopia mixed in. There are zombies at the start and end of the movie, but in the middle it's all about the humans.
Of course this doesn't mean either that the film doesn't deserve its horror classification or that fans of the genre won't find plenty to like. There's…
This was a rewatch, and didn't really enjoy it anywhere near as much this time round. As a comedy I don't think it was a patch on Shaun of the Dead and suffered from pacing issues throughout. The last 15 minutes were great, and the first 20 minutes were good too, but I really felt it got quite a bit boring in places in between. Too much melodrama and not enough comedy genius or zombies! If it wasn't for Bill Murrays cameo spicing things up a little in the middle then I feel that this movie wouldn't have been quite as well recieved as it was.
And that's all I have to say on it really. It brought out a few chuckles, and the ending gave a little excitement but apart from that, it was a fairly average movie with a script that wasn't quite as clever as I remembered. Good gore effects though. 6/10
i would die for you jesse eisenberg
When it comes to comedies that feature Zombies it's hard to look past Edgar Wright's Shaun Of The Dead on the laughter stakes. It captured the balance between comedy and some over-the-top gory greatness to stunning effect in what really was the first film of a new genre. Ruben Fleischer would follow the exact same path only with a bigger budget and the emphasis on some show stopping Zombie kills.
When America is torn apart by a Zombie apocalypse only a few humans are left as they battle to avoid becoming a snack for the un-dead. Told from the point of view of Jesse Eisenberg's "Columbus", he has tongue-in-cheek style rules that have kept him alive so far. Traveling back…
Why's Emma Stone holding a chainsaw in this poster?
She doesn't wield one at any point during the film, does she? Or did I phase out at that point? As Woody Harrelson says at one point here, "That's false advertising!"
You know, I'm going to seem like a complete hypocrite here considering all the moaning I've done recently about films being too long - but Zombieland is too short. I'm not saying it should have been, like, an hour longer or anything but just 10 or 15 minutes just to boost a couple of the ideas here might have saved it all from feeling like it ended rather abruptly, because that's what…
A fun spin on the zombie/apocalypse genre. Enjoyable.
A little too violent, but that comes with the genre. A genre it embraces splendidly.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
All of these stars are for Bill Murray. Okay, and Woody Harrelson.
Okay, being serious now: It's funny, which I suppose is all it strictly needs to be. And it can be fun when it really lets its freak flag fly. I'm just disappointed that it doesn't really work on any other levels. It's hard not to to compare it to "Shaun of the Dead." I think of how well-integrated that movie's emotional subtext was. In "Zombieland," when we get the reveal that Tallahassee lost his young son, not his dog, the movie just plain hasn't earned that moment. I don't think Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone have enough chemistry to make the central romance work either. It's still a good time; it's just a bit too resolute in its refusal to become anything more than that.
What I like about the film is its presentation of the post-apocalypse as amusement arcade; apparently, you only need to walk a hundred yards to find a Hummer full of weapons, or Bill Murray’s house full of food and fine wine. Obviously in one sense this is ridiculous; if there’s no-one working at the power plant, it will take more than flipping a couple of switches to get the theme park rides back up and running. But there’s also something right about this; our apocalypse isn’t an apocalypse of scarcity, but one that leaves us scavenging in the wreckage of superabundance. I also like the way no-one in the film uses their real names, as if the apocalypse has wiped away bourgeois subjectivity.
Definitely not what I expected. It looks like a cheap zombie movie but it's nothing like that. A must watch.
"I'm not good with goodbyes sooo that'll do pig."
Emma Stone's smokey eye in this invented makeup
a modern classic
Arguably, a perfect film.
I have a 16 year old daughter. Before you say you're sorry, know that I am not. Yeah, she's a handful. Yeah, I'm worried about everything. But I'm a parent. I've been a parent for 16 years now. This is part of the deal and my motto is, "life is experience." So, my daughter is what she is. She's tough, she's cynical, she's moody and she has issues. Welcome to the club, I say. All that said, she also likes movies, thankfully. And she loves Zombieland.
What is not to like about this thoughtful, hysterical, bloody wonderful film?
Maybe it's not your cup of tea. If not, I don't think I'd like your tea.
Emma, Woody, Jessie and Abigail are perfect and so is this movie. If you haven't seen it, I envy you.
Enjoy the ride.
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