Zombies are fun and terrifying at the same time. They ate humans but they never ate each other. They tried to dominate Earth and humans. The population of Earth drastically becomes reduced. All that’s left is destruction everywhere. The dead come back to ashes. Humans turn into zombies. They are hungry for human flesh. For Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), he named this era as Zombieland. He is one of the few humans still alive. He is nothing special, a student at the University in Texas. Struggling to live so he could go to his parents’ house, he still hoped they would still alive.
In Zombieland, obeying the rules is the only way you can survive. That’s how Columbus can play in Zombieland. Although these rules are trivial, they are effective enough to survive. All foolishness is at high risk of your death. You can join the club or are still looking for a decent club. Don’t be a hero, double-tap, avoid bathrooms, seat belts, everything you can think about simple things. There are at least 20 more such regulations. Down the streetcar wreck, Columbus coincidentally met with other survivors.
Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) drives a car to Florida. He can kill zombies as much as possible but he only needs his favorite snack. This man with a cowboy hat and wearing black glasses hates zombies. The two of them together explore Zombieland with a different mission. Along the way too, they will meet Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin).
Ruben Fleischer’s “Zombieland” may not be some of the zombie parody films in this world. There is Edgar Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead” which is probably one of the best comedy and zombie movies ever. However, “Zombieland” isn’t a copycat of “Shaun of the Dead”. The first opening sequence succeeded in proving that the slow-motion and unique credit title fused. The witch’s song from Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” has also hypnotized me. You will witness the madness of Fleischer’s direction.
“Zombieland” has managed to provide entertainment from many horror, comedy and zombie fans. Amid many repetitive and unoriginal zombie films, this movie passes in the middle of the film. It’s right on target for all fans of zombie tropes and others. I wonder what magic potion, you’re not too afraid of this film. You laugh because this film is good at inviting it. Endlessly laughing until one unexpected cameo you have never expected appeared. In contrast to the fresh comedy, it’s not just new and natural jokes. Action between Columbus and Tallahassee exists, resulting in a fusion of extraordinary, tense, but funny.
This movie visualizes the post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak world uniquely. In Zombieland, there is nothing. It’s just lonely and leaves devastation everywhere. Scattered cars, plane wrecks, and Hollywood are also dead cities. Likewise, the military just disappeared and zombies were free to roam around looking for food. The background in this film supports the reality yet surreality of this film. Making a completed pack of zombie movies, it’s like a ride.
Consequently, there are many memorable moments in this film. The duo between Harrelson and Eisenberg also played nicely and convinced the two survivors in Zombieland. The film becomes delicious with the right seasoning jokes. Not exaggerating and they know how its executed well. There are Stone and Breslin as well as an oasis and complementary characterization of this movie. “Zombieland” is an entertaining machine, a fun ride, and entertainment spectacle. Crispy comedy, entertaining, typical horror, the characters, obviously this became a cult-classic until now when this movie gets a sequel. Above all, it’s a must-see movie. If you don’t want it, you can nut up or shut up!
4 out of 5 stars.