Zombieland

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Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he’s scared of just about everything. Gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has no fears. Together, they are about to stare down their most horrifying challenge yet: each other’s company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.
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Zombieland

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  1. and boring. The first five minutes are inventive and contain most of the laughs you’ll experience thru the whole movie. An interesting cameo and a couple of jokes are all you’ll get if you stay. What a waste. Bummer.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. It’s the classic red line of most movies: starts of good and then lands flat. I was bored as hell after 20 minutes and never really cared what happened after that. Maybe because nothing happened.

    The end scenes at the amusement park was just so silly and felt like something out of a budget teenage tv-series. The zombies weren’t cool and no one was ever chased in that thrilling sort of way which makes your pulse go up, like in the superb movie Dawn of the Dead. I liked the actors but the story and the drama was just a big sleeping pill..
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. With releases over the past few years of movies like Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and I Am Legend, it would appear that the zombie-genre is here to stay. People like seeing zombies getting killed, simple as that. I’m no exception either. Give me an interesting storyline, some witty dialogue, couple hot girls, bunch of zombies getting slaughtered and I’m a happy camper. Which leads us to Zombieland; Witty dialogue? Check. Hot girls? Check. Zombies getting killed? Check. So why didn’t Zombieland work for me? For one, the zombies were basically just a backdrop in the movie. Besides the occasional kill, they didn’t really have much purpose. They weren’t really running from them, they weren’t trying to hunt them down–they were just there. Call me old fashioned, but I like a little story line to go along with my zombie-killing.

    The film follows “Tallahassee”, (the four main characters are each named after where they’re from) played by Woody Harrelson, who is more or less the “zombie-killing expert”, who meets up with “Columbus”, (Jessie Eisenberg) as they try to fend off the rest of the general population, which now consists mainly of blood-thirsty zombies. They encounter these zombies on their journey to… well, nowhere in particular. They start out driving east towards their respective home states, until they encounter “Wichita” (Emma Stone) and “Little Rock” (Abigail Breslin), who are on their way to Pacific Playland, which is supposedly a “zombie-free” area. From here is where things go from boring, to boring and predictable. The journey to Pacific Playland becomes an afterthought and the rest of the movie becomes four uninteresting, smug characters killing a few zombies (who are basically non-existent now until the last scene), and having monotonous and dull conversations. But wait–there’s a love story mixed in! Amidst this aimless wandering, the neurotic and socially awkward `Ohio’ is falling for the hot, edgy and would-be unattainable `Wichita’. And you know what that means…awkward sexual tension!

    For as much time as these characters spend bickering back and forth at each other, almost no time whatsoever is spent establishing the setting of this movie. It’s supposed to be a Zombieland, yet the zombie appearances are scarce and scattered throughout the film. There is no atmosphere, no tone, no feeling to this world they inhabit. This is one of the areas where similar films like the aforementioned Shaun of the Dead and the I Am Legend succeeded, and where this film, ultimately fails.

    With its many faults, Zombieland does have some plus sides. Eisenberg, despite being a poor man’s Michael Cera, has a couple of funny one-liners, there’s an awesome zombie-cameo mid-way through the film, and unlike their relationships with any of the other characters, Eisenberg and Stone actually share some decent on-camera chemistry. (Oh, and Emma Stone is really purrty). Despite these few bright spots, Zombieland is ultimately a horror-comedy that has few scares and even fewer laughs.

    5.0/10

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    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Honestly, I would rate this movie a 1 star, if it weren’t for the great cast they got for this movie. I also love the feel of ANY zombie movie, so the luster of a zombie movie gives it 2 stars alone. Past that, this movie to me was very sour, boring, and honestly I didn’t feel the need to actually laugh out loud. So I agree with what a lot of the lower reviews are saying, and I believe it is true from our point of view. I loved Dead-Alive, and I also really like Shaun of the Dead. I thought it was just SO cheesy, and had something missing that really could have kept this movie going.

    I guess a sense of humor is only good for each person, and I think a lot of people will feel kind of lost when it comes to story. There is virtually none at all. Few people left in the world, Kill zombies, Drive, Rinse, Repeat. They want to go for a ride on some rides in an amusement park and get stuck. It’s up to their friend to save them at the last second from the bloodthirsty zombies. It is very Cliche, and like most other 2 star reviews said, boring and it has been done before. Now this movie did had some funny jokes in the beginning like others have said, very few scattered throughout the rest of the movie. The editing was very well done, and the CGI I can say was decent too. It has that “goofy zombie” feel to the way they made it, and I think they hit it right on the dot of what they were going for. Now if there was just SOME storyline….

    Overall after my theater experience I don’t understand where the “luster” for this movie comes from. I like woody, and I like zombies. I freaking LOVE horror movies, and comedy movies, but this mash up just didn’t sit well with me and I think maybe this review will be helpful to some people out there that are pondering on buying this or renting it. I would suggest a rent first, then buy if this movie is for you for sure.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Now first off I’m going to adress a certain subject. To J. Ryan: First off, 28 Days Later is NOT a zombie movie. It’s a BIOHAZARD movie. The biohazard was called “The Rage”, which caused people to turn into zombies. Come into contact with blood from the infected and you become one. Notice how nobody died when infected in either movie? Because THE VIRUS KILLS THEM. They are still living when turned into zombies, but when they’re fully zombies they are dead and The Rage takes over them.

    Today I went to go see Zombieland, and I must say I really enjoyed it. With a talented cast like Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, this film uses less and ends up with more- something I wish most comedies did nowadays. We’ve had brainless, unfunny flicks like those countless Date Epic Disaster Spartan Teen Movies from Failburg and Seltzerwater, I Love You Beth Cooper, and several more. But three movies- Observe and Report (Dark, Depressing, Violent, but Hilarious), THe Hangover (Good old drunken comedy), and now this.

    A virus has infected the United States of America, leaving but 6 people alive. Columbus Ohio, played brilliantly by Jesse Eisenberg, is but one of them, and considers the only reason he survived is because he followed his own rules. One day he meets Tallahassee, played by Woody Harrelson. He’s a tough guy who has an addiction to twinkies and only one rule when it comes to Zombie fighting- “Nut up or shut up”. ALong the way they meet Little Rock and Witchita, two sisters who are con girls. After an incident, they meet up again, only to have them gyp them again. As they make their way across the country, they do one thing and one thing only- fight zombies.

    This is an amazingly hilarious movie, I kid you not. It has a ton of WTF moments and LOL moments, and even a hilarious cameo from *SPOILER ALERT* Bill Murray *END SPOILER*. Yes the cameo lives up to the hype- it’s the surprise cameo of the year! Eisenberg is already a better acter than Cera, no doubt about it. Abigail Breslin sure has grown up, as she is not only hilarious but an amazing actress too- she really shines.

    My only complaint is that I did not get some of the jokes- like the vaccum joke. I get it, it was a Ghostbusters riff, but I still didn’t get it. Other than that this movie is damn hilarious, and definitely a must see this year.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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