Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.
Plot: The world has been overun by a deadly virus which has caused everyone to become zombies. Not many people are left alive. One person left is our main hero Colombus (Jesse Eisenberg). He has figured out how to survive with a certain set of rules that he has for himself. He meets up with Tallahasse (Woody Harrelson) and they form an interesting friendship. Tallahasse has a somewhat troubled past and is now in the mood for some zombie killing and to find himself a twinkie. Our two heroes meet up with Witchita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) who are two con artist sisters who eventually join the group. They all plan on going to an amusement park in California that supposedly doesn’t have any zombies. Along the way they manage to kill lots of zombies, trash an entire store, and even find shelter in a certain celebrities dwelling.
Breakdown: One could look at this movie and probably think its just another zombie movie, and while it somewhat is it still seems new and fresh. The movie is hilariously funny and that’s not common with zombie movies these days. It has a nice feel to it and adds a little bit of everything to give it the complete package. Theres blood, gore, one-liners, sight gags, a little romance, and even one emotional scene. While this movie doesn’t really give us anything new the performances and way the movie plays off make it seem fresh and it feels like we haven’t already seen most of this stuff before.
Performances: Jesse Eisenberg is pretty good here as the main character. His rules for how to survive are funny and he has the right persona to pull off this role. Emma Stone is also good here as well being somewhat of a badass girl with a sweet side. Abigail Breslin I though felt out of place here. She just didn’t seem to fit and I thought it would have been better without her. Harrelson gives what is probably his best performances of his career. This character was made for him and he pulls it off wonderfully. The movie also boasts what is possibly the best cameo ever in any movie, by none other than Bill Murray himself.
Overall: Zombieland gives the horror fans what they want, gives the comedy fans what they want, and gives the average moviegoer a fun and entertaining ride.