Movie Number- 83
Title– Zombieland (2009)
Branden’s Rating– 9 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 9 out of 10
Average Rating– 9
Netflix Rating– 5 Stars
Comments– I cannot believe how long it took me to watch this movie! As I said a hundred times, zombies are the shit, and anything relating to them I usually enjoy. Zombieland, however, stands above most zombie related media I have watched or read, and is without a doubt the funniest zombie comedy I have seen (it’s been a while since I’ve watched Shaun of the Dead, but from what I remember, I liked this one better). It’s a pretty average zombie story – the world has been infested with zombies for whatever reason, and there are only a few survivors left. This follows the story of Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg – The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland) (named for his hometown of Columbus, Ohio…boo) as he treks back to find his family, following a set of rules that he is constantly adding to. He meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson – EdTV, The People vs. Larry Flint) along the way (again, all the names are based on their hometowns), who then meet with two sisters (Emma Stone – Superbad; Abigail Breslin – Signs). Bill Murray makes an excellent cameo as well. I found the movie hilarious from beginning to end, and anyone who enjoys zombies should love this one. Incredible.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.