So for whatever reason, our nation has been infatuated with zombies and vampires, they’re sort of the new pirates and ninjas. Video games, movies, online survival guides, you name it and you can find the zombie apocalypse in there somewhere. It is with this backdrop in mind that I went and saw Zombieland. I know this movie has been out for a couple of weeks so you are getting a late review, however just like a cure to a zombie virus outbreak, better late then never.
This movie is obviously a comedy, in a similar vein to Shaun of the Dead. The movie stars Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Emma Stone as Wichita and Abigail Breslin as Little Rock (yes they are all named after cities). All are survivors of a zombie apocalypse and all our trying to head to anywhere they think might be safe. Oh, there is one great and unexpected celebrity cameo who plays himself in a very funny twist, but I won’t ruin it for you.
This movie is fun and entertaining and makes no real attempt at anything serious. There are some brief moments involving the loss of family members and the need for loved ones, but it is done quickly and in a light hearted way that doesn’t bog the movie down.
This movie is gory, I mean it is a zombie movie. Heads get smashed, bodies get splattered, limbs break off and foul liquids flow profusely from the mouths of the unfortunate virus victims, yet is still get laughs.
The R rating is for gore and violence and some language. There is no nudity in this, except for on brief scene in the beginning with a zombie stripper. (Do tassel’s count as clothing?) Otherwise the movie is pretty straightforward and lives up to its name.
Three and a half is a little low but four seems a little high. Heck, half of it takes place in Texas and they even mention good old UT and Garland, so I will bump it up to a four.