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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.
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
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…
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...
Better than Citizen Kane
Unlike "Shawn of the Dead" and "Planet Terror", laughs are spare and obvious in "Zombieland". A big disappointment, although Woody Harrelson made me chuckle and he acted circles around his obviously less experienced co-stars. Basically, the script sucks, and it's the perfect example of why writers are advised against using narration. The zombie rules were a cheap gimmick that were forgotten by the end of the movie, and the narration completely robbed the story of any depth and got tired very quickly.
Woody Harelson's love affair with Twinkies and Bill Murray!!! "Time to Nut Up or Shut Up"
Film 28 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
I don't normally watch comedies on my own; the laughs are smaller when you cannot share them. I made an exemption for Zombieland, though, and I am happy I did.
Jesse Eisenberg is fun (and believable) as the gamer who happens to be very good at surviving the apocalypse. Woody Harrelson is great as the gristled survivor, and Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin round out the cast as capable and clever sisters. The plot is fun, the zombies are scary, the jokes and drama perfectly portioned out for a nice, single-person watch.
It had an excellent narrative especially when describing the rules of survival. The movie had more levels of comedy than most of the movies that Hollywood makes today and overall solid movie.
What a comedy gem! Just goes to show that, when actually provided with a good script, Ruben Fleischer is indeed capable of delivering a polished, well-acted, visceral, funny movie. Maybe one day he'll do it again...
The Twinkie quest to end all Twinkie quests.
My knowledge of the horror/comedy genre pretty much begins and ends with Shaun of the Dead, but it is refreshing to see such a unique take on the increasingly common (and decreasingly interesting) zombie film.
The plot refrains from taking too many steps down any predictable or cliche routes, with enough well-paced action and surprises to keep the viewer entertained during the relatively short runtime. The characters are simple caricatures with simple motivations, with a real sense of chemistry which I, for one, would happily watch in a sequel.
Really enjoyed it. Didn't drag.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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