Fun, not that fun to have a higher mark than a 5/10.
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :) I haven't seen Zombieland in quite a few years, but with its sequel being released this week, now it's the perfect moment to go back to the hilarious world of zombies. It still holds up incredibly well. In a time where zombie films and TV shows were starting to come up (The Walking Dead premiered one year later), this post-apocalyptic zombie comedy flick still remains as one of the best zombie movies of the century. Their use quickly became something cliche, and neither funny or scary. Nowadays, people are used to seeing the living dead on the screen all the time, so why does a 2009's film like this still work? Well, first of all, the outstanding cast is halfway through success. In 2009, only Woody Harrelson was already a renowned adult actor. Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg didn't star in anything truly remarkable yet, so much that Abigail Breslin was more recognizable than them. Even with only 13-years-old, she already had an Oscar nomination in a supporting role (Little Miss Sunshine). However, everyone delivers fantastic performances, which carry the simplistic yet entertaining story to such a success that it became a zombie classic. Harrelson portraying Tallahassee, the guy who's not scared of anything and likes to "enjoy the little things", is one of his career's coolest roles. Eisenberg is not exactly the type of actor I like since he can only do so much with his acting abilities. He always offers the same type of character: a quirky, twitch-full, idiosyncratic personality, which most of the times doesn't work. Contrary to this tendency, Columbus is a character that logically and hilariously fits this model, hence Eisenberg is the movie's primary source of comedy. From his list of rules to his weird behavior, everything feels natural since the character's background justifies his awkward self. Stone and Breslin share great moments together, as well as Harrelson and Eisenberg, but the former duo has less exciting sequences. Nevertheless, even though the girls could have received more character development, their relationship gives them a compelling reason for us to care about. Wichita might just look like the cliche hot girl who falls for the good guy, but she would do anything to protect her sister, and her love for Little Rock does give her some gravitas. The cast's chemistry is undeniably astonishing. It's visually palpable that they had tons of fun doing this film, and that elevates every single conversation or action scene. The short runtime allows for a fast-paced story, packed with fun moments, and a lot of bloody zombie killings. The production design is remarkable. Excellent use of practical effects and real sets, plus a perfect soundtrack. Ruben Fleischer knew precisely what he wanted the movie to be, and he never tried to make it something more. Yes, it still involves a romance of sorts, and some backstories might not be funny or joyful. However, it never feels forced or fabricated. It never overextends its stay because Zombieland is neither a romance or a drama. It's purposefully campy, plays with stereotypes creatively, and it's merely 88 minutes of good fun. We are in 2019, and studios forgot how to make films like this! Every year, there are dozens of blockbusters that would be extremely entertaining if studios would just let them be what they are meant to, but no. They need to have some relevant story that carries a political tone or a social message. Zombieland has all the attributes of a pure blockbuster: a phenomenal cast, a straightforward narrative packed with thrilling sequences, a short runtime with fast pacing, compelling characters, and thousands of zombies. Put together a funny screenplay filled with chuckle-worthy jokes, and you have yourself one of the best zombie movies of the century. It's one of those films which don't exactly have what people address as "flaws". Zombieland has its cliches and lazy exposition, but it heavily compensates them with 80 minutes or so of spectacular entertainment. It's a zombie cult classic. Nut up or shut up, but watch the goddamn movie! Rating: A-
**Zombieland is a hilarious treat for comedy and zombie fans alike.** Zombieland is a goofy spin on the hordes of zombie movies that came as a result of The Walking Dead’s popularity. It follows a zany cast of characters with big personalities thrust into a post-apocalyptic landscape. However, rather than living in constant fear and survival, it feels as if the characters consider it all another Tuesday. Their motivations are finding twinkies or love rather than escaping death. This tonal twist leads to a very entertaining, self-aware plot that takes funny jabs at traditional zombie tropes. The cast nails this tone as well, with Harrelson, Eisenberg, and Stone all delivering sarcastic yet genuine and caring performances.
As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.
Movie Star Rating : 7.5 Read More
Twins separated at birth, Camryn and Alex meet by chance for the first time on their 21st birthday and discover they're witches with the power to save their homeland of Coventry from the evil that threatens it. But when Camryn leaves Alex to face the darkness alone, will Coventry be doomed? Or will the sisters multiply their magic by standing together?
Movie Star Rating : 6.8 Read More
A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.
Movie Star Rating : 7.4 Read More
When the mystery-solving musician Foxxy Love notices she and her fellow housemates can curse without being bleeped—something they've never been able to do before—she realizes their show has been canceled. Determined to get back on the air, the gang travels to Make-A-Point-Land in order to get a point (and get back on the air).
Movie Star Rating : 6.3 Read More
A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.
Movie Star Rating : 6.5 Read More
Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 bullets in his body. Against all the odds, he doesn't die...
Movie Star Rating : 6.6 Read More
Stowaway 2022 - Movies (Feb 6th)
For All Humankind 2023 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Knock at the Cabin 2023 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Gwen Shamblin Starving for Salvation 2023 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Signs of Love 2022 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Norman Lear 100 Years of Music and Laughter 2022 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Rob Beckett Wallop 2022 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Strange World 2022 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Little Dixie 2023 - Movies (Feb 5th)
Alan Partridge - Stratagem 2023 - Movies (Feb 4th)
Baby Ruby 2022 - Movies (Feb 4th)
Secrets In the Marriage 2023 - Movies (Feb 4th)
Condors Nest 2023 - Movies (Feb 4th)
The Locksmith 2023 - Movies (Feb 4th)
First Blood 2022 - Movies (Feb 4th)
Crimson Point 2022 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
Taurus 2022 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
Mindcage 2022 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
True Spirit 2023 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
Stromboli 2022 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
Stand 2023 - Movies (Feb 3rd)
Family Karma - (Feb 6th)
The Real Housewives of Potomac - (Feb 6th)
YOLO - (Feb 6th)
60 Minutes - (Feb 6th)
The Warship- Tour of Duty - (Feb 6th)
The Last of Us - (Feb 6th)
Murf the Surf- Jewels, Jesus, and Mayhem in the USA - (Feb 6th)
22 Kids and Counting - (Feb 6th)
Dancing on Ice - (Feb 6th)
The Cruise - (Feb 6th)
Love Island- Aftersun - (Feb 6th)
Love Island - (Feb 6th)
The Great Pottery Throw Down - (Feb 6th)
Match of the Day 2 - (Feb 5th)
Vera - (Feb 5th)
All 4 Adventure - (Feb 5th)
MILF Manor - (Feb 5th)
Happy Valley - (Feb 5th)
Magic of Disneys Animal Kingdom - (Feb 5th)
Call the Midwife - (Feb 5th)