Excerpt: Columbus is afraid of just about everything. And that’s a good thing as it’s kept him alive while the rest of the world went to hell. Two months after someone took a bite of an infected burger, the world has turned into a desolate place, filled with zombies that prefer nothing less than some nice human flesh. Tasty!
Excerpt: Zombieland is all about rules. For instance, you do not run over a zombie once. That requires taking a chance that you missed. Instead, you implement “Double Tap,” a rule that reminds you to kill all zombies twice, just in case. Zombieland has its share of great, even classic, undead elimination techniques.
Excerpt: The Film Rule #1 - Cardio Rule #2 - Beware of Bathrooms Rule #3 - Seatbelts Rule #4 - The Double Tap Those are but a few of the rules you'll need to follow if you have any hope of surviving "Zombieland," the blood-stained landscape formerly known as the old U.S. of A. After a viral plague turns most of the world's citizens into flesh-eating evildoers, nerdy shut-in "Columbus" (Jesse Eisenberg) discovers that he can stay alive as long as he follows his rules to the...
Conclusion: I could care less if I never visited Thailand or Graceland. I friggen' hate Candyland, but am strangely enamored with Ben Folds' Jesusland . 'Zombieland?' I'd visit it in a second. I see myself revisiting the film often, as the one liners and sheer absurdity are so over the top they're out of this world, in a good way, even if the film is flawed. The presentation for the Blu-ray release is far from dead, and is honestly quite revitalizing.
Excerpt: I walked into Zombieland in a terrible mood and walked out a completely different person. No, I wasn’t turned into a zombie; I just walked out unreservedly delighted. Seriously, like twinkle-in-your-eye happy. Zombieland is filled with the horror genre’s standard overdose of blood and guts, but it’s also packing something else: humor. Add in a charming band of misfits and you end up with something disturbing, thrilling, hilarious and sweet, all at the same time.
Excerpt: Buried deep within the grim worlds of most zombie movies lies an unlikely streak of wish-fulfillment. Granted, a zombie-ruled hellscape offers plenty of disadvantages to the living, but it also includes the giddy promise of a world where the rules have been thrown out the window, and survivors can treat abandoned stores, amusement parks, and homes like their own private treasure chests—assuming, of course, that they don’t get eaten in the process.
Conclusion: Zombieland is a genre lover's dream come true, a movie that's put it all together, realized what the genre is all about, and what it needs to continue on, at least with a fresh and novel approach to keep things cinematically interesting until the real Zombies start poking their (literally) rotten noses into everything, and then movies won't matter, anyway. Indeed, Zombieland is the Star Trek of its genre.