Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

The rules are still in place

It's been approximately seven years since we last checked in with our gang and now Tallahasse, (Woody Harrelson) Columbus, (Jesse Eisenberg) Wichita, (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigal Breslin) have crossed the country yet again and are now living at the White House. Little Rock however is getting stir crazy since she's never around people her own age. At first, Wichita understands, and they leave the boys in the middle of the night. But when they do pick up a hitcher Little Rock's age, she ditches her sister to be with him, and now she has to go back to ask for help.

One thing hasn't changed, and it's the wonderful chemistry between the leads. They play off each other wonderfully. Breslin doesn't spend a lot of time with the main group, but the other three bounce off one another like no time has passed. There's several laugh out loud moments and many call backs to the original. Some funny (like getting "Murray'd") some far too on the nose ("That's so 2009!") 

As for the new characters,they're mostly pretty awful. Rosario Dawson as the Elvis loving Nevada is the only good addition. Zoey Deutch's Madison is extremely annoying and serves no purpose but to add unneeded tension between Columbus and Wichita. Deutch is good, don't get me wrong, but that gag grows old almost immediately.

It's a bit strange that after all these years they're still calling each other by their fake names, but that's how we know them I suppose, and it's good to see them back. This film in no way captures the original magic, but it's still a decent watch that I would definitely recommend if you enjoyed the first one.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "Time to kick some dicks." - Tallahasse (Woody Harrelson)

14 comments:

  1. I would definitely see this movie for Woody, but I just have little desire to. great review!

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    1. It's fine to wait for it on DVD, in my opinion. I just wanted to go to the theater.

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  2. I love Woody so I'll catch it on DVD, it's cool they made a sequel though, the first one was a lot of fun!

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    1. I'm glad they got all of the original cast members back together.

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  3. I'll wait for it on TV. I'm sure it looks fun but won't be as good as the original.

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  4. Can I have shoutout please? Today's my birthday.

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  5. Seeing it tomorrow on a big screen. I heard Deutch was actually good from like two other reviews so I'm excited to see it for myself. I like her, so I might have like a instant love for her.

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    1. She is good, her character is just super annoying lol

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  6. I actually really enjoyed the first film and I am not into zombies at all. It will be interesting how Bill Murray pops up in this film

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  7. Nice review! I was so excited for the sequel, and then the trailer was a little underwhelming especially the new characters. I'm not in a real rush to see this, but it's fun that the gang is back again.

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    1. It's definitely not something that you need to rush out and see, but I think it's a good enough film for when you do see it.

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