|Reviewed on 2009-10-06|
|Received|| out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Action / Comedy / Horror|
Imagine if everything we knew had vanished. The entire city you lived in was overtaken by flesh eating zombies. This is the predictament four survivor’s face in “Zombieland”. Narrated by Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), a college student from Ohio trying to hitch his way back to his homeland and see if his parents have survived this plague. Columbus is picked up by wild man Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), an angry redneck who is suffering the loss of his “puppy”. Columbus being the reserved one with a list of how to survive the zombies is paired with the risk taking Tallahassee who has no fear when it comes to his search for a Twinkie.
During his high and low search the two have a run in with two young girls. Wichita (Emma Stone) and her younger sister Little Rock (Abagail Breslin). These two girls seem to have an agenda when it comes to survival as they quickly overtake Columbus and Tallahassee ordering them to relinquish their vehicle and weapons. The four all seem to be on a separate mission, but eventually come to rely on each other for survival.
“Zombieland” is a riot. A comedy enigma paired with some of the best music ever offered on-screen. Woody Harrelson has an amazing performance as the wild care-free Tallahassee. The story is very similar to “Shaun of the Dead” and offers that comical side in a horror film. Very thrilling and exciting from start to finish. “Zombieland” is the freshness the box office needed with its witty writing, directing and outstanding performances. A horror fans dream come true, that will also appeal to the broader audience as well.