Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Bill Murray
Having a stellar cast and a funny script, Zombieland delivered the best aspects of a comedy-horror that only a few movies have been able to do (e.g.. Shaun of the Dead). This movie brings the thought of a zombie apocalypse into a comedic situation, with Tarantinoesque random placements of signs or titles into the middle of the movie. With actors such as Woody Harrelson (Kingpin, No Country for Old Men), Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), and a cameo by Bill Murray (Stripes, Lost in Translation), this movie nuts up, and makes you shut up.
A Texas college student who is originally from Columbus, Ohio, is in the middle of the “Shit-Storm” that is Zombieland. On his way home to hope for the survival of his parents, Columbus runs into a man who drives a Cadillac Escalade with the number 3 painted on the doors whom is known as Tallahassee. They soon meet two younger girls, who steal their weapons and vehicle twice, and begin to create a relationship with them. As they venture on the road for such things as hope, love, life and Twinkies, the group ends up risking their life many, many times, and ends up coming together as they unite to fight all evils in their sites.
This movie had a good script. It didn’t just have a funny script, but a good script that doesn’t go for a shock reaction. With events that unfold in the movie, the script is to thank for the tension, the need of friendship and survival, and for the great roles being played.On the other side, the actors did very well in this movie. Jesse Eisenberg plays the perfect loser-to-hero character, and Woody… well, there is only one Woody to me, and it isn’t Allen. This movie shows why.
This movie rocked my socks off, both literally and metaphorically. This is a movie that has a good bit of violence, but is almost alright to watch with your kids. There are no grotesque sex scenes, and there is only a sequence or two of strong language. This movie is quite possibly the second funniest of the year (behind The Hangover). That IS saying a lot.