ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Review — More Welcome Zany Zombie Zapping

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Zombieland: Double Tap review — This ‘Zom Com’ is a literal no-brainer for your Halloween watching pleasure.

ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP ReviewWho doesn’t like a good zom com? Even if you’re not a fan of Walking Dead and the ilk, there’s plenty of fun to be had from Zombieland: Double Tap. All movies of this genre are best taken with a grain of salt, and this one has great mounds piled on.

There are even some soon-to-be classic comedic moments involved here, as we watch our heroes, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), fight on—sometimes with each other. You do remember they call each other by their hometowns to depersonalize their relationships, don’t you? In a world where Zombies have all but taken over, you never know who’s going to get the bug and start to gnaw on your knuckle. Best to keep each other at arm’s length.

Several years later the fearsome foursome is still united, but their union is beginning to fray. Little Rock is just about grown up and wants to find others her age, Wichita is feeling pressured by the sweetly neurotic Columbus, and Tallahassee’s lone wolf ways are beginning to show.

As they search for a place that everyone can call home, they come across fun new characters like ditzy blonde Madison (Zoey Deutch), kickass Nevada (Rosario Dawson), and most amusing of all, mirror image lone wolf Abuquerque (Luke Wilson) and sweetly neurotic Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch). In a nod to the classic zom com Shaun of the Dead, they recognize their own doppelgängers, and rivalry ensues.

This is the perfect film to see on Halloween night if you’re too old to go Trick or Treating. Instead of sitting through the Joker for the umpteenth time, I’d suggest you take a load off and kick back in a comfy seat to watch Zombieland: Double Tap. And don’t forget to stay for the credits, when Bill Murray returns for more outrageously funny zombie hijinks.

If this Zombieland: Double Tap review encourages you to stagger over to your local cineplex, get times and tickets at Fandango.com.

Rated R

1 Hour, 39 Minutes

Zombieland: Double Tap review — This ‘Zom Com’ is a literal no-brainer for your Halloween watching pleasure.


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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

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