Zombieland 2009

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(272) IMDb 7.7/10
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Columbus, with his zombie survival guide in-hand, has only survived this long because he's so afraid of everyone and everything. Tallahassee means to take down as many zombies as he can on his obsessional quest for Twinkies. When a chance encounter leads the two to form a partnership, little do they realise it will take them on the post-apocalyptic adventure to end them all.

Starring:
Woody Harrelson,Jesse Eisenberg
Runtime:
1 hour, 24 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy, Horror
Director Ruben Fleischer
Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg
Supporting actors Amber Heard, Emma Stone
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By markusbrodie on 14 Jan. 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I originally recorded this film on sky+ having seen it advertised during it's release and never thinking much of it or having any real desire to see it... just shows how wrong you can be.
A hugely enjoyable film with some fantastic deadpan comic timing and delivery from its main stars. Woody Harrelson is brilliant in a role that seems to fit him perfectly. For a Zombie Horror/comedy the gore is there in all the right places, though always handled in a comic way.
The cameo, mentioned in most reviews of the film, will bring a huge smile to anyone's face who was born/grew up in the 80s like me and adds some well placed laughs.
For a film I had so little expectation of I cannot recommend the film enough! it's not an Oscar contender, it isn't going to go down as an all time great, but for pure enjoyment, laughs and re-watch value anytime you need a smile putting on your face, this is a fantastic film.
On Blu-ray the picture and sound are top notch.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. O'Reilly on 17 May 2010
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Zombieland for me was a lot of fun and as much a breath of fresh air to the genre that Shaun of the Dead was.

Rather than the standard zombie horror fest that tries to mimic the classic Romero films, Zombieland is more of a tribute to the video game culture and the classic cliche moments in movies when a character obliviously gets into a car while we know he is going to be set upon by a waiting zombie.

These moments are highlighted throughout the film with on screen messages reminisent to a video game, none more so amusing as when Woody Harrelson is running around trying to create the best zombie kill of the week which involves selecting his weapons of choice and then deliberately goading the zombie horde into attacking him.

In terms of pace the film has some very intense moments and then periods of calm as we get to know the characters, both litered with humourous moments - to me it's more similar to films like Superbad and Rolemodels than it is to Night of the living dead, so anyone who can appreciate that level of humour along with some gruesome moments will enjoy this film.

Overall an enjoyable movie with great characters, look forward to seeing them in a sequel.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Watkin on 26 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I am a massive horror movie fan, and I especially love zombie horror. Good zombie movies are few and far between. Shaun of the Dead has always been a massive favourite of mine. I love horror and I love comedy, usually the two don't go so well together but Shaun of the Dead worked perfectly. With loads of clever references etc it was as another reviewer said 'a breath of fresh air' This is the only movie I've ever been to see twice at the cinema and it was worth it.

I went to the cinema to see Zombieland, from the opening credits I was hooked. I loved the slow motion stills set to the backdrop of 'For Whom the bell tolls' by Metallica.

Jesse Eisengberg's character is loveable almost instantly, a blatant geek whose OCD habits and 'rules' such as 'double tap' and 'always wear a seatbelt' seem to be what have been keeping him alive. He is not your typical movie hero.

The biggest reason I love this movie is the introduction of Woody Harrelson better known as Tallahassee in this film. As a massive fan of zombie movies sometimes the best ones are just the ones where zombies get their butts kicked. In the Resident Evil franchise I loved how Milla Jojovich tears the zombies to shreds. Talahassee does the same thing but comically. He summarises who we would all like to be in the event of a zombie apocolypse, with an impressive arsenal of weapons and a hilarious attitude he is my favourite character in this movie.

Although there isn't tonnes of action this movie is purely funny. It is also heartwarming. I will admit to shedding a tear at the end, I loved the characters, I loved the action when there is some. Watching Tallahassee take shears to the neck of one of the 'fatty' zombies was one of the funniest parts of the movie to me. 'Those poor fat B******'.
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Format: DVD
Essentially a video game of a movie set in a funfair, this is not storytelling but meretriciousness masquerading as comedy. This work is about outsiders who always knew that other people were zombies - even before they actually became zombies. However, the filmmakers are the real zombies here since the basic themes of trust and having nothing left to lose remain completely unexplored.

Other movies are referenced in the hope that this might jazz things up a bit: For a Few Dollars More, Deliverance & Ghostbusters, for example. Nevertheless, the present film looks worse by comparison with those other, much better, tales.

The typical horror movie nonsense about viruses spreading like wildfire - even though viruses do not work in that way - never deters the makers of this kind of film from positing viruses spreading like wildfire. Yet, viral infections quickly run out of steam once the survivors successfully separate themselves from the infectees.

Moreover, despite the collapse of United States' civilization, the power supply works just fine - there being enough electricity to keep a funfair fully operational. And this lack of credibility is not compensated for by humor, suspense, compelling drama or emotionally involving characters. Even a mediocre film like Shaun of the Dead was more affectively involving than this.

This movie is wish fulfillment for cultural misfits and a cultural survival skills primer for paranoiacs, rather than the usual zombie metaphor of an empty and materialistic Western culture. The emptiness is inside the moviemakers, not the culture.

Silly, but not very funny.
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