This place is so dead
Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) 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 reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't know how often I've seen this movie. It has all the things that I dig: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, bloody violence with lots of blood, the geek gets the hot girl, girls kicking ass and taking names, Zombies (DUH!), cool visual design, a new approach to a well-known theme, hilarious one-liners, inspired use of theme parks, best cameo in at least forever, Woody Harrelson discussing Hannah Montana. I could go on...
“Time to nut up or shut up!”
-Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson)
As this is my 100th review, I feel the need to commemorate it with one of my personal favourites of the last decade. Whilst I wouldn’t label it as one of the best I’ve seen of all time, it’s undoubtedly one of the best within the genre. Without further ado I give you my take on Zombieland, the greatest Zom-Com since Shaun of the Dead.
I think it’s fair to say it’s a rare occurrence indeed for me to completely agree with the critics on any film. The general consensus on Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland, however, seems to proclaim it as a masterpiece of the macabre, and I simply couldn’t agree…
Could there be a better road trip/comedy/zombie movie than "Zombieland?" Yes, if there was one that didn't take a tone-shifting interlude to a certain movie star's house. That quibble aside, "Zombieland" is a clever and perfectly cast mix of amusement, heart, and zombie mayhem.
Rewatched with commentary by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, director Ruben Fleischer, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Really solid commentary. It goes by fast and it was fun enough that it left me wanting more. Everyone seemed to enjoy being together and sounded like they enjoyed filming together. Their chemistry sounds really genuine like they enjoy talking with one another for so long. Not only do they talk about what they loved about the final project, they discussed what they think didn't work all that well. Along with being hilarious throughout with plenty of memorably funny lines, there are some really interesting bits that I learned like how much of this film was leftover from a scrapped zombie tv show, Eisenberg didn't think that awesome cameo would work, and how some flashbacks were shifted around in the script. Funny and interesting. Definitely worth a listen if you get your hands on the dvd.
Being in the middle of a still prominent zombie season in movies and television, it's very evident that the genre has churned out some brilliant epics and some flat liners, slightly congesting the genre at this point. But when an apocalyptic zombie comedy comes along to freshen things up, it makes me want more.
Zombieland follows the narration of Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) who gives us the reason the zombie apocalypse has occurred and the precautions he's taken to survive by a list of rules he's made to abide by. So far it's worked for him until he comes across characters Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Witchita (Emma Stone) and Abigail Breslin as the sharp and brilliant Little Rock who I now remember…
When a mutated version of mad cow disease starts turning people into zombie's, those that are still normal do what it takes to survive. For the four protagonists, they must survive together, while trying to get to their separate destinations.
I really liked this movie but I feel that if it weren't for Shaun of the Dead, I'd like it more. I feel that had the zomedy genre locked up. Don't get me wrong, like I said I really did like this. Probably even better made than Shaun.., just not quite as funny. More quirky. I still feel like I'm saying I didn't like this.. I did!
Oh, I hate that Emma Stone is holding a chainsaw in the movie poster, yet doesn't wield one in the movie at all.
p.s. Emma Stone looks so gorgeous in this film.
A hilarious zombie comedy with a great cameo.
I loved this when it came out and argued that it was as good or better than Shaun of the Dead, but now it's not nearly as good as I originally thought and doesn't come close to best zombie movies.
The voice over stuff is okay as exposition to how the world got this way and the stuff about the Rules is fun, but when it gets into characterization, I can do without it. It's lazy to tell us what characters are thinking and feeling rather than showing it. The Bill Murray stuff was great in theaters due to the surprise, but I'm not that into it now and his comical death scene betrays the danger of the zombies and…
I found the film funny but just that.
I saw him more for his "fame" because there are so many good movies out there that this type of film turns out to be a waste of time.
One of the best zombie movies I've seen.
Great film :) very funny
Brilliant. I love to see the lighter side of the zombie apocalypse.
Funny, violent and a substantial plot. This film hits all the right places.