Zombieland: “Gotta Enjoy the Little Things”

ZombielandWhat started out as a pilot for a CBS horror-comedy show, turned out to become this weekend’s number one smash hit at the box office.  Shot with a $23.6 million budget and pulling in some initial weekend dough of $25 million, Zombieland is something Hollywood and audiences should take notice of.  That’s really not bad when all you have to do is fill the screen up with gore and laughter.  Zombieland is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Now what makes Zombieland so great?  Let’s examine that.  Here’s my 5 point list:

1.  The chemistry between Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg:  These two were one of a kind.  Woody’s character, Tallahassee, is a rough bad ass kicking dude.  On the other hand, Jesse’s portrayal of Columbus, is a wimpy geek, who’s scared of almost everything, but it’s his fears and rules that enable him to survive.  Woody and Jesse are like having a straight glass of bourbon along with some gummy bears to enjoy!

2.  Gore, rules and quotations:  Well it’s zombies, so you gotta have gore, and in Zombieland gore and one gruesome moment after the next are the tall order of the day.   Now blend in Columbus’ funny “zombie survival rules” and mix it with lots of cutting edge quotations and what you have is one horror comedy that’ll blow your mind!  Mark my words, Zombieland has some great catch phrases that’ll make it one instant adorable pop culture classic to die for in the near future.

3.  Wits at its best:  Killing zombies and not having any fun about it would be boring, wouldn’t it?  Besides the hilarious quotes, Zombieland delivers ingenious dark humorous moments of action.  I don’t want to spoil it for you, but when you watch it just keep in mind the bathroom and piano zombie, for example.

4.  Survival with the girls:  Putting only Woody and Jesse, as two less lonely people in the world would be kind of queer, huh?  However, Emma Stone as Wichita and Abigail Bresin as Little Rock, spice up the zombie screen when teaming up with Tallahassee and Columbus.  You gotta love the character names in this flick.  Not only do they have to make their way through surviving the endless drone of zombies, but also they have to survive on each other’s personalities.  It’s a hilarious combination to behold, experience and take in.

5.  Drop dead amusement locations:  Writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, along with movie director, Ruben Fleischer; were capable of thinking and delivering many cool spectacular scenarios.  Most notably the Pacific Playland Park, where the main attraction is our four main human characters, and every zombie in town wants a piece of the action and a spot in the show.  As a matter of fact, if you look at the movie logo and poster design, it infers from the start that you’re in for one killer ride!  So hang on tight!


The Do’s and Dont’s when watching Zombieland:

Do expect a lot of gore and crazy humor.

Don’t expect this one to scare you the hell out of your movie seat.  It’s not a Night of the Living Dead, nor is it a Resident Evil.  Also, in a comedic style, don’t expect this be Shaun of the Dead.

But instead, do expect the unexpected in Zombieland, playing in a theater near you.  Catch the zombie invasion today!


P.S. Zombieland will definitely be a crowd pleaser, a keeper and a day one purchase when it arrives on the Blu-ray disc format at a yet to be specified date.  

Until then… 



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