Zombie Killer of the week – Tallahassee

So this is my official “Zombieland” movie review (though it is a week late). I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. Very entertaining.

The intro scene is amazing. Super slow-mo zombies chasing innocent victims as they vomit blood. Watching this made me think I was going to see a horror film and not a comedy. Pay attention to the context of the zombie to victim and you will see the humor. My fav was the zombie stripper running after the business man – hilarious (that’s what you get perv). What I also like was the typetreament effects. Everytime one of Columbus’ rules were followed it would pop up somewhere cleverly placed in the shot.

Woody Harrelson plays crazy Woody Harrelson (like in king pin) aka Tallahassee, hellbent on finding a twinkie and being the zombie killer of the week. Jesse Eisenberg aka Columbus is an OCD college student with a laundry list of rules that help him survive zombie. He seems like a less wussy version of Michael Cera, the geeky underdog you learn to love. Emma Stone (from superbad and The Rocker) aka Wichita and Abigail Breslin (Signs and Little Miss Sunshine) aka Little Rock play sisters who con the boys not once but twice, continue to take from the guys until they team up with them. Also, Bill Murray has a cameo you don’t want to miss.

The only thing that would make me rate this movie lower is the unrealistic trip to the amusement park. In a real zombie situation how they did it -breaking through the chained gate and leaving it open, turning on all the lights and sounds at night as if to say “here I am eat me”, then actually going on rides with no protection- was pure stupidity. However, I am giving an allowance for it because it’s a movie and added to the ‘fun’ storyline. Not to mention the shootout scene with Tallahasee baracaded in carni-game booth reminded me of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid or Young Guns and won him (in my eyes) zombie killer of the week.

Lastly, I would like to leave you with Ohio’s number two rule which is a great survival rule in case you do encounter zombies. Rule 2: The Double Tap. It just takes a second to put another round in a zombie’s head or throw the car in reverse and rerun over that flesh eating roadkill. Make sure that they are dead! You can never be too careful with the undead.

Columbus’s rules

01. Cardio
02. Double tap
03. Beware of bathrooms
04. Seatbelts
07. Travel light
17. (Don’t) Be a hero
18. Limber up
22. When in doubt, know your way out
31. Check the back seat
32. Enjoy the little things

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