Release Date: October 18th, 2019
MPA Rating: R (for bloody violence, language throughout, some drug and sexual content)
Runtime: 1 hr 39 min
Directed By: Reuben Fleischer
Written By: David Callaham, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, and Zoey Deutch
Zombieland: Double Tap shows us what life is like ten years later for Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). They’ve moved into the White House (literally) and made a home for themselves. Over time, they have discovered that the zombies have evolved into various forms. Columbus narrates through much of the beginning and explains the different versions of zombies there are now. They range from dumb ones to highly specialized ones that Columbus gives a Terminator related nickname to.
The girls soon want to experience more and not settle down, so they leave the guys. Tallahassee and Columbus stay in D.C. and eventually meet an air-headed girl named Madison. Columbus begins a relationship with her until Wichita returns for guns and ammo. She reveals that Little Rock has left her, and partnered up with a hippie from Berkeley. Soon, the gang all set out together to go locate Little Rock.
While on their trip, the gang meets an odd couple who have an uncanny likeness to Tallahassee and Columbus, and a hard hitting lady named Nevada (Rosario Dawson). Her and Tallahassee take a liking to each other and a relationship begins to bloom. After a run-in with some more zombies, the foursome set out again to find Little Rock.
They finally find Little Rock at a hippie resort called Babylon where no guns are allowed. Unbeknownst to them, a hoard of zombies are headed their way. This will lead to a climatic fight scene between humans and zombies.
As an original Zombieland fan, I was hoping for the best with the latest sequel, to the highly popular 2009 flick. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Although, the first film had a bit more suspense, Double Tap still had enough elements to make it delightful to watch.
The slow-mo fight scenes were effective in spotlighting the gore and the humor that Harrelson brought to the movie. I did find Deutch’s character, Madison to be a bit over the top in stupidity. No one is that idiotic but, her character did provide some good laughs.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie and would recommend people to go watch it. If you’re already a Zombieland fan, then you will enjoy the sequel. But remember, when the end credits begin scrolling, don’t leave! There is a great sequence involving Bill Murray that will satisfy any movie goer.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars