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Something For The Weekend: Zombieland

Zombieland

Zombieland tells the tale of Columbus (played by Jesse Eisenberg), as the traverses the post-zombie apocalypse United States in order to get back his hometown to see if his family have survived. On the way he meets hardened zombie killer Tallahassee (played by Woody Harrelson), who is roaming the wastelands desperately searching for his one true love, the Twinkie. During their search they encounter Wichita (played by Emma Stone) and her little sister Little Rock (played by Abigail Breslin), who are just looking to survive.

First-time director Ruben Fleischer (who went on to make the thoroughly underappreciated 30 Minutes or Less) does brilliantly to bring the whole thing to life, with great comic flair. The script is sharp and knowing and the “rules” for surviving the zombie apocalypse are well worth noting down, just in case.

The cast is, as to be expected, excellent. Both Eisenberg and Stone are on top form her and show not only their sizable comic chops, but their ability to bring characters to life, which would bring the former an Oscar nomination for The Social Network the following year and the latter a Golden Globe nomination for Easy A. Yet special mention must go to the often underappreciated Woody Harrelson, whose performance as the strongest, yet most immature of the cast is just a delight. There is also an excellent and unexpected cameo which is the jewel in the comedy crown.

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6 thoughts on “Something For The Weekend: Zombieland

  1. I am not sure why I find movies with this type of tone so much fun, but Zombieland certianly was. The cast is a diverse mix, as Breslin usually is in some type of tear jerker. Each meets their character head on and nails the role. Harrelson is an under appreciate comic genious. Excellent movie.

  2. Love this movie! And I was also lucky enough to not actually know a thing about the cameo when I went to it in the cinema – what a great surprise! Hilarious. 🙂 And Amber Heard was in this too. Which is a good thing….

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