Review – Zombieland (2009)


A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.


Zombieland is a comedy horror like no other! It’s Shaun of the dead with an American twist.

I must have watched this film a thousand times and I never get bored of it. The one liners and all the innuendoes never get old. Zombieland is a laugh-out-loud film from start to finish.

This hilarious bloodthirsty film stars Woody Harrelson whom plays a ‘natural born zombie killer’ and boy did he look like he had fun playing this character – Tallahassee. Tallahassee is a bad-ass who finds inventive ways of doing what he does best; extinguishing and maiming zombies!

Jesse Eisenberg plays a nerdy, never been kissed boy who lives by a set of rules which he created when the zombie apocalypse started. To me Jesse was the best person to pick for this film as he plays the awkward, young man role well.

The plot for Zombieland is a tad weak but it was revived by the humour and the acting which was brilliant.

The film starts with a glimpse of the new Zombieland, blood and corpses everywhere, then we meet Columbus. Columbus is an awkward looking geek who needs the toilet! Moments later he then meets Tallahassee the zombie killing badass who has decided he’ll help Columbus and for them both to protect each other whilst they travel across America. Soon after we meet Witchita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and this is when the film really opens up. The comedy starts to hit its peak and just when you thought they couldn’t make the film even funnier, they introduced BILL ‘THE LEGEND’ MURRAY!!!

Now I’m not going to unveil anymore about the storyline, as I don’t want to ruin-it for anyone that hasn’t yet experienced this action packed, zombie gore-fest, but I would like to add the directing, casting and the soundtrack for this film are great and I hope the people that have seen this film agree.

I really enjoyed this film and if your a zombie fan you will love it!


Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray

Rating: 15 (PG-13)

Running: Time 1h 28mins

Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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