Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) –Action, Comedy, Adventure
Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock are back and they’re still avoiding being eaten by the new inhabitants of the world. It’s actually a good job that this film is based in America as I don’t think Woody Harrelson as Grimsby, Emma Stone as Hartlepool, Jesse Eisenberg as Snodsbury and Abigail Breslin as Little Plumpton (the last two are real names I promise – and I was going to plump for Little Cockup, but after typing it, it just felt wrong!) would have the same effect to international audiences! It’d be like Midsomer Murders has the severe case of the munchies! Anyway, I digress, they are settled down and playing happy families as we join them, but in Zombieland things never go smoothly and both Little Rock and Wichita have some issues they need to work through. Tallahassee hasn’t got the depth to have issues and Columbus has issues on top of issues so he doesn’t really notice what’s going on around him. The story then turns into a road movie, with our heroes out to reunite with each other, avoiding the different types of Zombies, including the new super zombie, who George A Romero would’ve been proud of. They are joined by Zooey Deutch as Madison(I’m sure there was a film about bridges about her!), a potential love interest and typical Mallrat, more ditz than the cast of Clueless!, Rosario Dawson as ass-kicking Nevada and Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch as Albuquerque and Flagstaff – two more American names I dare you to find and they’re characters are vaguely similar. I actually found this funnier than the first film, with more visual gags and the interactions between the characters flowed much more smoothly. They were some great death scenes and the little interludes for Zombie Deaths Competition and the Rules worked really well. It was good to see the characters and actors back together, a bit older but no wiser, they work really well together as group. And the Elvis and Bill Murray jokes hit the spot.
Definitely a sequel that fleshed out the first film – a funny 15/20. And this is from someone who is scared senseless by Zombie films.