Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland is the best comic horror movie I have ever seen.  While that is not a gnere that I am particularly fond of , this movie  is filled to the brim with laugh-out-loud moments, thanks largely to the brilliant cast and an above average script. Eisenberg is very very funny as the main protagonist, Columbus, portraying that sense of vulnerability and awkwardness, without becoming too Michael Cera-like. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are also terrific as the sweet, yet tough Wichita and the more-mature-than-she-seems Little Rock, respectively.
The real stand-out performance, though, is Woody Harrelson as the Twinkie-lovin’, zombie-hatin’ Tallahassee.  While I have spent more than a decade lowballing his acting ability, I beleive I am ready to concede that I might in fact be wrong about that (I was about to acknowledge that after ‘Transsiberia’, but it is clinched by this movie).  The foursome forge some very tentative bonds in their battle against zombies, the sisters occastionally ditching Tallahassee and Columbus when it seems to suit them to do so, but by the end it appears that they will stick out the zombie-era in American History, and move forward as a group.  There is not alot of meat on this movie’s bones, but there as end-of-civilization films go, this one is funny and hopeful at the same time.  Recommended.

The movei opens with a hilarious sequence about how to survive in this zombie-eat-man mandscape, but as the story evolves, it is a story about what do alliances mean,


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