Thursday, September 26, 2013

All You Zombies

Hey, I forgot to blog Zombieland (2009). We watched it over Labor Day weekend - I prepared for the long weekend by getting a huge stack of DVDs from the library. In the end, we did social things, and only got a chance to watch one of the stack, and this is the one we chose.

Jesse Eisenberg is a lonely nerd who has survived the zombie apocalypse by following a few rules. The first is "Cardio", so you can outrun the zombies. He runs into Woodie Harrelson, and they tentatively team up. Harrelson plays a kind of macho yahoo, so they've got a little odd couple thing going on. They meet up with a hot girl and her cute sister and - but perhaps I've said too much.

I'm not a big fan of zombie movies. I haven't really seen any - Resident Evil if that counts. But I did love Shaun of the Dead, and this movie is the same thing: a goofy comedy with zombies. Eisenberg is nicely low-key while Harrelson is over the top. The girls are a bit typical - Emma Stone pretty much just a sex bomb and little Abigail Breslin the wise beyond her years kid.

But it all ends pretty happily, except for the undeath and degradation of almost all humanity. Oh well, omelet, eggs.

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