Synopsis: A cowardly shut-in teams up with an experienced zombie slayer in order to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Release Date: October 2, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Horror
In a world taken over by Zombies,’ the final human inhabitants in Zombieland are a band of misfits, who are quite a bit of fun. Whether they are killing zombies with baseball bats and garden shears, or conning each other out of their belongings the treat of watching them on screen in this Zombie filled world is just that, a special treat. In no other film has a Twinkie meant so much to one man, or the desire to make friends been such a necessity.
Or who knew that everything is made better with a trip to an amusement park? Even if it is full of flesh-eaters and a terrifying zombie clown. At the end of the Zombieland, you will have laughed, maybe teared up a little, and realized that it is not just about surviving the Zombie apocalypse. It is about surviving the world in general by having people you care about by your side. And Twinkies, never forget the importance of a twinkie in Zombieland.
(A small warning, this movie is very graphic. Lots of blood, guts, and gore. If you get squeamish, it may be an issue for you. I think you will be fine though, it is worth it after all.)
If killing Zombies’ in a wide variety of ways, which includes lots of running and quick getaways, then Zombieland may seem full of action. In reality, it’s not very action-packed per se. It is more of a “let’s have a great laugh over the circumstances we are in and kill some Zombies’ while we figure out what to do next.” Not to say it does not keep you involved and excited over the possibilities of what is to come, it just goes about it in a more personal manner.
Comedy Factor – It’s all About the Twinkies
To say a movie is laugh-out-loud funny is a very big statement to make. I can without a doubt in my mind give Zombieland that accolade. From the moment the first “rule” of dealing with a zombie flashes on the screen the laughs begin and they never let up. It may take you a moment at times to fully grasp the humor of certain scenes in Zombieland or dialogue but once you do be prepared to continue laughing, and chuckling, and even turning to your companion and commenting on just how ridiculously funny the movie is. The Zombieland twinkies also make for an unforgettable scene.
Plus, the special appearance by Bill Murray (yes, the real Bill Murray playing himself) is something any comedy fans dream for what transpires between him and this bunch of survivors is priceless.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Ruben Fleischer
- Screenwriters: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
- Cast: Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), Amber Heard (Maggie), Emma Stone (Wichita), Abigail Breslin (Little Rock), Bill Murray (Zombie)
- Editor(s): Peter Amundson
- Cinematographer: Alan Baumgarten
- Production Designer(s): Michael Bonvillian
- Costume Designer: Magali Guidasci
- Casting Director(s): David Sardy
- Country Of Origin: USA