Movie Review – Zombieland

Genre: Action/Comedy/Horror

Director: Ruben FLeischer

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

Writers: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

Could you survive the Zombie Apocolypse? This movies shows you might . . .  if you follow a few simple rules. A small group of survivors struggle to continue a normal life.

From the beginning, you will notice this is not your classic zombie movie. The story is told from the perspective of Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), an anxious college student and shut-in as he explains how he has survived in a world overrun by zombies. His key to survival is a set of rules and the audience gets to see them in practical demonstration. Columbus crosses paths with Talahassee (Woody Harrelson), who finds a disturbing satisfaction in killing down zombies and has a perfectly natural obsession with a certain Hostess product. Along the way, they run into two sisters, Witchita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), as they search to find a place untouched by zombies.

I was lucky enough to see Zombieland today with my friend Aaron. If you have not see this movie, GO SEE IT! Zombieland is pure hilarity! The writing is quick and witty. From the first rule, we were laughing. Comic relief reigns in Zombieland. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of blood and gore to satisfy the true zombie fans. There are even a few jumps for those who need a little scare.

The casting here is perfect. Jesse Eisenberg is great as the anxiety-ridden virgin. Woody Harrelson is magnificent as the tough-as-nails, zombie-killing Talahassee. Emma Stone is just plain gorgeous with her sarcastic sense of humor. I was surprised to see Abigail Breslin, but she is very good as the younger sister. For something extra special, there is even a guest cameo. I cannot imagine any other actors in these roles, that is how good these roles were cast.

As a side note, keep an ear out for the musical selections. The song choices were excellent and in tune with the story.