'Zombieland' begins in an America that has very few uninfected people left in it. Those that have survived did so by following certain rules like being fast and skinny, avoiding contact with others and doing the 'double tap' when shooting zombies to make sure that they are down (that is unless you want to become a 'human happy meal). Remember, these are not your Romero 'shuffling undead'. These are the fast ones like from '28 Days Later'. Personally I hate the fast ones most of all. Not very keen on running myself.
Lisa Mynx was reluctant to call these true zombies but would prefer to call them the 'infected'. I have to disagree. Anything chewing on me after chasing me down is a ZOMBIE. There are no subtle distinctions.
Jessie Eisenberg (Columbus) is a college student and loner who survived the original infection because he never really liked people. On his way to his parent's home he meets up with Woody Harrelson's Tallahassee who has survived by continually moving around. He is also in search of a Twinkie. It's a craving he is obsessed with.
Soon they meet two girls - Witchita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). Its not long before all four of them are travelling together but not before the girls jack these boys for all their gear and vehicles - twice!
I think the filmmakers really found the comedy most films have missed in the 'zombie apocalypse' genre. I agree with their premise that the uninfected would become batshit insane. Like any survivor, I think I would enjoy coming up with new and creative ways to bash, smash, slash, or crash these fricken' monsters. I also liked the way the characters bicker with each other and bond into a family. It was hard for the girls to trust anyone except each other but soon warm up to the guys. The violence is over the top cool and funny like you would want it to be. Combined together, these elements create an enjoyable 82 minutes for zombie movie fans.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.