Tuesday, August 31, 2010


DVD Zombieland

This is a funny, bizarre, goofy, absurd take on the standard "zombies taking over" type of film. It compares favorably with Shaun of the Dead (2004), in many ways. In a world in which the majority of the population has fallen victim to some sort of virus that has turned them into brain-eating zombies, you'd think that the few unaffected human survivors would gladly team up to effectively find a way to fight off the plague of zombies. Not so much. Jesse Eisenberg plays nervous introvert "Columbus" who just tries to survive day-to-day. Woody Harrelson is the psychotic "Tallahassee", whose streak of violet mayhem permits him to survive. When this odd couple encounters a pair of savvy and survival-oriented sisters, they clash but ultimately team up to head to an amusement park that, unsurprisingly, doesn't live up to its zombie-free reputation. Will this combative group survive each other long enough to survive the zombies? Darkly humorous, in a sort-of sick way, with a great cameo from a surprising comedic actor once the gang reaches Hollywood. This one's not for everyone, but it might be for you! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Zombieland web site ]

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