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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.
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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...
Knockout funny and as original as modern comedy gets. Truly, truly funny, and the freshest use of violence-as-humor around.
Like any right-thinking individual, I have a great deal of affection for the Zombie Apocalypse sub-genre of horror. My favourite zombie film remains George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, aka "the one in the shopping mall." That film has just the right mix of tension, satire, horror and laughs to make it an undead classic.
Zombieland isn't in Dawn of the Dead's league, but it is funny, heartfelt and even romantic. It's sensitive and sincere. The four characters - known initially only by their hometowns - each have their own quirks, and while broadly drawn, they grow and change throughout the course of the film to outgrow their stereotypes: neurotic nebbish, redneck, spunky little girl, slick con woman. Each character…
I want to love this movie but some of the characters are dumb as shit so it is difficult. Also zombies can't sprint, what the hell.
Before the massive zombie trend, this is a good fun romp
A very humorous movie about living and surviving in the zombie apocalypse. Much more humorous as the zombie movies and series I'd knewn so far - and this makes Zombieland to such an interesting and brisk movie. Mixing a big slice of comedy with pinches of horror, slasher, roadtrip and end time elements Zombieland is highly entertaining stuff. Every character is freaky in its very own way but every single one is likeable - from Emma to Woody (#8: get a kickass partner). Yet the movie isn't too profound it's far away from being boring - maybe because Zombieland doesn't want to be a deep dystopian vision but rather an entertaining high-speed trip through the eponymous Zombieland. As I'm talking…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A young man, Columbus, narrates his story of surviving the zombie apocalypse and recites all the rules for survival. One of the rules is when you shoot a zombie, you do the "double tap," just to be sure.
He soon meets Tallahassee, who is in search for Twinkies before they go bad. They meet a pair of sisters, Witchita and Little Rock, who join up with them. But can they trust them? There are many adventures along with the way, and they even meet up with a Hollywood star who has survived the zombie apocalypse in a funny way that I won't reveal here. It is a great movie and is awesome fun all the way.
It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, plus the movie star whom I won't reveal here, even if you already know.
It's exactly what you asked for, nothing more.
Bill Murray in perhaps moviedoms greatest cameo.
A Harrelson/Murray cool-off where you're the winner.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…