Zombieland Review (in a nut shell)
Zombieland has what are probably the best opening credits of any zombie movie – and the rest of the movie doesn’t disappoint either.
The movie begins with Columbus, played by Jesse Eisenberg who is looking for a safe place to go number two. Columbus has developed a list of rules for survival in Zombieland and these rules are interlaced throughout the movie – I liked the way they did this but others thought it was a distraction – to each his own I guess.
Anyway, he eventually meets up with a tough SOB called Tallahassee who is played by Woody Harrelson. Tallahassee lives for killing zombies and finding the last Twinkies before their expiration date hits. Columbus and Tallahassee are heading toward Texarkana when they meet two girls who are sisters – Wichita played by Emma Stone (the movies hot chick) and Little Rock played by Abigail Bresland. Wichita and Little Rock scam the guys out of their guns and Tallahassee’s Caddy SUV and take off toward a theme park called Pacific Playland which is near LA. Columbus likes Wichita and Tallahassee wants revenge so they take off after the girls. Eventually they all meet up again, sort out their differences and head to Pacific Playland.
Once they get to LA they crash at Bill Murray’s estate only to find him alive and well. He dresses and does his make up so that he can go outside with the zombies without getting eaten alive. Bill dies pretty quick because Columbus doesn’t know he is in the house and Tallahassee and Wichita convince him scare Columbus. Columbus is fooled by Bills costume and promptly blows him away with his double barrel.
A few nights later the girls ditch the guys again and head out for Pacific Playland and get trapped by zombies. The guys go save them in a great bloody zombie shootout, Columbus overcomes his fear of clowns and finally gets to first base with Wichita.
They could have ruined the movie by working romance into it but it all seemed to work without being overbearing. This was a great movie and I recommend it all the time.
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