Thursday, October 29, 2009

Horror Fest IV Day One: Zombieland Field Trip

I have to say that waiting the better part of four weeks to see Zombieland was totally worth it. While not a horror movie in the strictest (or really any) sense, it does manage to create a world populated by the 2004 Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead "fast" zombies and keep things snappy and entertaining.

While I did enjoy Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson really walks away with the movie as Tallahassee, the walking talking Id of zombie killing. I shan't be the one to blow the celebrity cameo that at this point 90% of you know about, but half of why it's so funny is Harrelson's reaction to meeting "the cream of the A-list crop".

That, and I don't think the Twinkies subplot doesn't really get the love it deserves. The rules are great, particularly the revisions, but Woody Harrelson really manages to stretch out a one-note joke through the entire film.

Not that Zombieland is very long film, and it moves at a pretty brisk pace. I personally wouldn't mind a sequel, especially if it means less of the following turd sandwiches stinking up the joint:

I mean, UGH!

Up next: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Night of the Creeps, and Basket Case.


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