Last night I watched 2009’s Zombieland. It was such an enjoyable, fun movie. It was extremely well-scripted and well-cast.
The movie is about life after zombies take over and humans are the minority. The United States has now become Zombieland. The viewer meets a loner called only Columbus, for the destination he’s trying to get to. He’s young and is traveling from his college campus to his hometown to see if his parents are alive. Along the way he meets Tallahassee, played by Woody Harrelson. The slowly become friends, and they meet two sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). After a rocky start, all four become friends. They travel from Texas to Los Angeles, and go through a lot of adventures along the way. Some highlights include meeting Bill Murray, finding the last Twinkie in Zombieland and visiting a theme park.
The main character was played by Jesse Eisenberg. He’s been in a number of films but is still kind of up-and-coming. You’ll recognize Emma Stone from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Superbad and the House Bunny. She’s a great young actress and didn’t disappoint in this movie. Abigail Breslin will be most recognized from Little Miss Sunshine and My Sister’s Keeper. The cast really meshed with each other. The screen play was perfectly witty. I loved the repetition of Columbus’ rules for surviving life in Zombieland. As a big fan of Romero and traditional zombie flicks I was slightly hesitant to see this movie, but it just made me love and appreciate the zombie genre(s) even more.