Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Zombieland (2009)

I was a little skeptical about this movie because of all of the hype.  I did love Shaun of the Dead though and this movie kept being compared to that, so I had to check it out.  Plus, I love some Woody Harrelson.  One of my many (not so) secret bizarre crushes.

Zombieland was a really good movie.  I would only compare it to SOTD in the comedy/satire sense as the two movies are not like each other at all.  Basic premise is that the world has been taken over by zombies. 

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a nervous college student just trying to survive.  One day, he comes across Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) who is his polar opposite.  Tallahassee drives an Escalade with a Dale Earnhardt "3" painted on the side.  He is kicking ass and taking names while on a tireless quest for Twinkies.

They opt to travel together and come across Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (the gorgeous and super-talented Emma Stone) on one of their numerous Twinkie crusades.  However, the ladies are tricksters and lead the boys right into a trap.  However, they meet again, reconvene, and set off for Pacific Playland in California, rumored to be free of zombies.

This flick was gory, fast-moving, and super-fun.  Definitely on par with horror comedies such as Shaun of the Dead.  I loved it and am definitely going to pick it on BluRay.  A great watch.

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