Zombieland (2009)

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And now during the Great Easter Binge-a-Thon, it is time to “Nut up or shut up.”

That is right… it’s Zombieland!

I remember seeing this movie at the Voy Theater and going in without any expectations.  I came out of it completely loving it.  One could argue that Zombieland was at the head of the renaissance of zombie related pop culture.  Zombieland certainly took the genre in a different way.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a survivor of the zombie curse and he has a list of rules that he follows.  These rules pop up on the movie screen whenever they come into play. The rules include “Double tap”, “Don’t be a hero,” “Always Wear your seat belt,” and “Beware of bathrooms.”

Columbus, who was a loner, hooked up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a bad ass zombie killer, and sisters Wichita and Little Rock (Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) and the foursome tried to survive the land while learning to trust one another.

Zombieland also featured one of the greatest movie cameos of all time with Bill Murray.

I found Zombieland to be remarkably funny and still enjoyable to this day.  The four actors have great chemistry together and they have great comedic timing as well.  Some of the “zombie kills of the week” examples are a hoot (especially with the piano).

Zombieland was a whole lot of fun.

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