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Thursday, September 9, 2010


Director: Ruben Fleischer
UK release: 7 October 2009
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

IMDB page

He said:

This film could have very easily been just another zombie film that passed us by but with excellent humor and fantastic writing this movie hits its mark in so many different places with an excellent cast.

If you are anything like me the film will leave you searching the interwebs in hopes of a sequel. (Last I checked a sequel has been greenlit, and a script has been drafted, but the film is not yet in production). According to IMDB the four leads are expected to return.

This is a fun film that has a lot of fun humor and some great cameo appearances, I would recommend you rent it for a fun movie night with your friends and maybe (if it is legal for you to do so) try to devise a drinking game to go along with the film. I give this film {{{4 out of 5}}}

She said:

I was interested to see this film that had been pegged as the US version of Shaun of the Dead. Indeed they are both hilarious zombie comedies and quintessential examples of the cultures in which they were produced. For example, while our heroes in the British Shaun of the Dead try to make it to the pub down the road, in Zombieland we travel across the United States towards, of course(!), Los Angeles.

I found this film highly enjoyable. As James said, the script is well written with sharp wit and great pacing. However I have to say that it is the actors, with their fantastic comic performances and their delicious on-screen chemistry, that make this film. Although I see Jesse Eisenberg as an uglier version of Michael Cera he definitely holds his own as the lead in the film, carefully guiding the audience through Zombieland with his rules of survival.

Funnily enough I too searched for the possibility of a sequel when I finished the DVD and hope to be seeing the planned zombie sequel come to life (excuse the pun). My favourite part has to be a sufficiently surreal cameo by an actor much-loved by myself and pretty much the whole world - I'm not telling you who though so you'll have to rent it out! I give this film {{{4 out of 5}}}

They said:

Overall this film is highly enjoyable and has comedy to suit most tastes from satire to slapstick; the Zombieland 'rules of survival' even give many scenes a comic book feel. Plus, y'know, at the end of the day who doesn't like a bit of blood and guts and being chased by the undead. We give this film {{{8 out of 10}}}

QUESTIONS FOR THE COMMENTS: Do you have a favourite Zombie film? What is it and why? Also, if you were running from zombies - where would you choose to go?


  1. Favorite sombie film: 28 Days Later. Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston and a plot that focused more on the characters than on "OMG ZOMBIES!" What's not to love? The sequel left something to be desired, but the original was awesome. Not to mention effectively creepy, from the visuals (shots of areas of London even Americans know SHOULD NOT be empty) to the story (the darker, wilder nature of man set free without the confines of society's rules).

    If I were running from zombies, I would get as far away from densely populated areas as I could. Better survival chances out where food can grow and bodies are sparse. If I could get onto an island of some sort, and be certain it didn't already contain zombies, so much the better.

  2. I love 28 Days Later too. Those shots of London were done by filming at 4:30am in the middle of summer so it was already light but there was only a few cars to stop.