Second “Zombieland” movie mixes horror, humor, and friendship

The cast includes actors Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

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The cast includes actors Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

Sam Skolnick

Society collapses… zombies have taken over the world… but for four misfits, the only way to survive is to stay together and live by a set of rules. Some have always wondered what Earth would look like after the undead had taken over, and “Zombieland: Double Tap” shows just that. The film provides precisely the right amount of laughs to create a gem in this year’s list of fall films.

“Zombieland” is a film for all movie fans, combining dark comedy with drama and horror. With a star-studded cast featuring a spectacular trio of Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, the film is enough to satisfy viewers with an enjoyable 99 minutes.

The film follows a group of misfits attempting to survive the zombie apocalypse in 2019 as they search for “home.” When Little Rock, a character who grew up around zombies and violence, decides to set out and look for more survivors, the rest of the group embarks on a journey to find her. They have to try and survive each other before they can continue surviving the undead. Their adventure takes them to the White House and Elvis’s Graceland mansion, as new romances begin and end at the drop of a hat. The group soon realizes that “home” is not a physical place — it is being with the people they love. I enjoyed the film because it allowed me to grow with the characters. It inspired me to stop taking everything so seriously and to add more humor into my life.

Although I believe the film is not as humorous as the first installment, fans savored the call-backs and special cameos. It also depicted how fans’ beloved characters still surprisingly manage to survive the zombie apocalypse whilst enjoying life — after ten years. Even though the zombies attack, it does not mean that life can not still be full of celebrations and laughter. The excellent chemistry of the characters created an easily followed plot. 

I would recommend “Zombieland: Double Tap” to any viewers who want to watch something that is not too heavy on the thinking, and more heavy on a few chuckles.

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