ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP – “Still plenty of undead fun left in the tank”
Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland - 2009 // Venom – 2018)
- Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee
- Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus
- Abigail Breslin as Little Rock
- Emma Stone as Wichita / Krista
- Rosario Dawson as Nevada
- Zoey Deutch as Madison
- Avan Jogia as Berkeley
- Luke Wilson as Albuquerque
- Thomas Middleditch as Flagstaff
Is a sequel to 2009’s Zombieland, which at the time, became the highest grossing zombie movie in North America (World War Z went on to nab that distinction)
10 years after the events of the first film, in an America overrun by zombies, survivors Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock have become experts in identifying and disposing of various zombies. The foursome move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
10 years later and Zombieland: Double Tap proves there is still plenty of undead fun left in the tank. In fact, the writing is particularly strong here, as there are genuinely funny moments hitting at nearly every turn (a rarity these days it seems). What’s more, the adrenaline fuelled high-energy of the first instalment is also recaptured, once again making it an entertaining ride from start to finish (oh, you’ll definitely wanna stay for that “credits cameo"). But perhaps most importantly, the returning cast’s chemistry is once more spot on, with everyone having seemingly fallen back into their respective roles with expert ease. Plus, we are treated to some rather worthy newcomers throughout, with Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch being quite the uproarious standouts (not withstanding Zoey Deutch’s pitch perfect turn as an airy valley girl). But what of the zombies you ask? Oh, you’ll get zombies, and lots of zombie kills too! There's also new little twists thrown into the whole zombie landscape this time around making it all feel somewhat fresh, although maybe not fresh enough. But, with a movie as well executed as the first one, perhaps familiarity isn’t such a bad thing. Heck, if they can keep the endearing dysfunctional family spirit alive, I’m all in for a Zombieland Triple Tap!