There is also a guest appearance by one of Hollywood’s best loved comedic actors!
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Screenplay: Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese
Producer: Gavin Polone
Release Date: 2 October 2009 (USA)
Running Time: 87 minutes
The United States of America has witnessed a Zombie Apocalypse. Communication has broken down, so college student Columbus decides to travel home to Columbus Ohio to find out if his parents are ok. Fairly soon he teams up with an unlikely travelling partner “Tallahassee” a gun-toting cowboy with an aptitude for killing zombies in a variety of imaginative and violent ways.
Tallahassee has a hankering for a Twinkie, but just can’t find any. After one more grocery store raid, more dead zombies but still no Twinkies, the pair meet Wichita and Little Rock, a duo of damsels in distress. Turns out they are not so much distressed as con-artists. They drive off in the lads’ truck packed full of weapons on their own quest to “Pacific Park”, a fun fair in Los Angeles said to be zombie-free.
Inevitably the four meet up again, and a truce ensues. Fast forward through some Beverley Hills mansions, some soul searching and touching revelations, Wichita and Little Rock eventually arrive at Pacific Park. It may have been free of zombies when they arrive, but when the lights go on, the undead come crawling from every direction and the girls are soon surrounded.
Can Tallahassee and Columbus get to them before it’s too late? Will Columbus be any use if they do?
And more importantly, will there be Twinkies?
According to Columbus there are a set of rules that will help you to survive a zombie apocalypse. Learn them well. They may save you yet!
- Cardio. To escape a pursuing zombie you will need to out-run it, and this means being in good shape
- Double Tap. When in doubt, don’t get stingy with your bullets
- Beware of Bathrooms
- Buckle Up
- Travel Light
- Don’t Be A Hero
- Limber Up
- When In Doubt, Always Know Your Way Out
Ultimately this is a zombie film, so there are scenes of zombies and humans being killed. There are some pretty violent scenes early on which can be quite shocking.
These are the type of violent acts included:
- Zombies biting flesh
- A zombie tearing bloody flesh from live humans
- Numerous killings of zombies in a variety of ways involving bludgeoning to the head
- A woman flies through the windscreen of her car, and hits the ground hard skidding to a halt in a bloody mess
- Two arms still gripping a steering wheel, with no body attached
- Gunshot wound to a man’s chest where a large hole is clearly visible
- • The zombie violence scenes mean it is not suitable viewing for children, but it is not a serious movie and the way the zombies are slayed is done in a light-hearted way, albeit violent
If you’re looking for a hilarious and uplifting zombie comedy film then Zombieland is the ideal choice! Although there are a lot of zombies, we get to see Tallahassee killing them in a variety of imaginative and entertaining ways.
The banter between the characters is thoroughly enjoyable; with Woody Harrelson delivering a solid performance from start to finish. All round this is a fun movie that will keep you laughing right up to the end credits; well worth a rating of 4 zombies!