Excerpt: Columbus heeft van zowat alles schrik en dat blijkt een goed ding te zijn aangezien het hem in leven gehouden heeft toen de wereld naar de kloten ging. Twee maanden nadat iemand een geïnfecteerde hamburger opgegeten had is de wereld in een verlaten plaats veranderd, gevuld met zombies die niets liever doen dan lekker menselijk vlees te eten. Yummie!
Excerpt: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network ) is one of the few survivors of the oft-foretold zombie apocalypse. He finds himself daring to make the trip back to his hometown, in the hopes that some semblance of normality may remain. Nothing goes as planned, and the walking dead are everywhere. Luckily (or not) he's found a travel-mate in the crazed redneck zombie-killing machine, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson, The Messenger ).
Excerpt: Over the last decade, zombie and vampire movies have become the new “it” thing in terms of films. While I’m getting a bit tired of vampires (thank you Stephenie Meyer), I find it nearly impossible to become tired of zombies. Anyone reading this review will have undoubtedly seen the 2004 film “Shaun of the Dead” and if you haven’t, please do so. Also in 2004 was a favorite of mine; the remake of “Dawn of the Dead” albeit set inside a shopping mall.
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.
Summary: This is now the United States of Zombieland. Poor zombies. All they want to do is eat, and they're slaughtered for it. The living dead crave a liver, the dying living crave a Twinkie. Is there no justice? Is there any difference? Dead is dead is dead is dead. Livers, Twinkies, at the end of the day, it's all about clogged arteries, rotting flesh, and decay. So Zombies might not want to live off of Twinkies and Cokes. To them, it's all about the protein. Good for them.
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.