zombieland: double tap 

DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer (zombieland, venom)
starring: woody harrelson, emma stone, jesse eisenberg, and abigail breslin

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★★

Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

After the brilliant zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead it wasn't going to be long before the Yanks had a crack at it. Then in 2009 along came Zombieland; hilarious, irreverent, so over the top gory that it was funny, and Woody Harrelson. I LOVED the first instalment and was really worried they'd muck up the sequel. Well ten years later we now have one. Not only was it worth the wait but, dare I say, it might be better than the first.

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

 

We pick up where we left our intrepid, zombie fighting heroes and they've survived but kinda getting sick of each other. This leads the group to split up and one part of the group set out to find, help, and save the other. 

 

The narrative is really quite simple and you can see pretty much everything coming from a long way off. But what really makes Zombieland: Double Tap work just as the original did so well are the characters.

 

They're all so painfully different that it makes for not only great drama but split your sides laughing to hard comedy. This is the most I've laughed in the cinema all year and I can't remember a period longer than 5 minutes when I wasn't belly laughing. 

 

From the hilarious and bizarre ways they kill zombies, to the names they give said zombies, and anything that escapes Woody Harrelson's lips Zombieland: Double Tap will have you rolling in the aisles.

 

And there's a whole lot of zombie killing action too with not only inventive deaths dished out to these brain hungry critters, but pedal to the metal fast, furious deaths too.

 

Even better than the first Zombieland: Double Tap is a pedal to the metal action, side splittingly hilarious zombie flick starring Woody Harrelson. What more could you want?

★★★★

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