ZOMBIELAND (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Zombieland—creative and different—plays out as one of the better movies of 2009. This film creates a surprisingly good acting team of Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. The single faux pas in the storyline comes toward its conclusion with a manipulated scenario where Wichita and Little Rock make their way to a carnival in California, deliberately start all the lights and carnival machinery while in the middle of a Los Angeles-sized Zombie population. The audience, at this point, asks, ‘Really?’ The scene, 'a little fun' in trade for 'a sure death wish', comes off as a thinly disguised story manipulation to allow Tallahassee and Columbus to save the day and win their girls. That artifice costs film enjoyment. However, Zombieland still creates interest in Director Ruben Fleischer’s (producer and writer of The Rob and Big Show on MTV) creative work and asks for a sequel that involves Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg cast together.

Storyline

Mad cow disease infects Americans and leaves few survivors. Four survivors, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), find each other and travel together to Los Angeles, a supposedly Zombie-free zone.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ruben Fleischer for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Ryan Kavanaugh, Rhett Reese, Ezra Swerdlow, and Paul Wernick for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: 406 (Amber Heard), Bill Murray (Bill Murray), and Clown Zombie (Derek Graf).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s quirky and fun.

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