Director: Rublen Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
Cinema-Reader – 7.3
IMDB – 8.4
FilmAffinity – 6.9
The civilization and human being as known before is gone. Zombies overrun the world.
However, there still being survivors spread around as Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg, Adventureland), a young and nerd student that has been able to survive long enough sticking himself to a self-made list with rules of “how to survive a zombie attack”, basically based on running and doing it fast.
When he finds in his way Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson, always remembered for his roles on Cheers and Natural Born Killers) and two sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) those rules will be changed as new trip mates have different points of view about how to survive among zombies: killing them all.
Funny and by moments even hilarious (check out the appearance of Bill Murray), this movie grabs a topic often seen on the screens lately and turns it in order to cause a laugh on us. And it gets it!
Probably is not the best zombie-comedy ever (Shawn of the dead still being ahead in this genre so far) and the plot is quite simple (no further background on the screenplay besides killing zombies), but from time to time is nice to go to the cinema and simply have fun.
Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus) seems born in order to play this kind of roles; a nerd and sometimes even stupid young guy in troubles (probably is not playing…), and Emma Stone… no words… beautiful.
Summarizing; Zombieland is a comedy with a good cast, but simple screenplay and an overused idea. A (good) comedy anyway.