Tall, Dark, and Dead – 26 – Zombieland

Title: Zombieland
Year: 2009
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Leads: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone

Favorite quote: “Thank God for rednecks!”

Thoughts: Wow. I never thought this day would come.

I have a favorite zombie hunter.

Zombieland was awesome. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on the panel at SD Comic-Con 2009, so I knew it was going to be awesome, but still. I think this is the first zombie movie I’ve ever seen where I actually prayed that all of the principal living survivors would make it. I liked them. I wanted them to live long enough to see the zombies transition into intelligent, post-mortal beings. (It’ll happen. You just have to wait for what seems like an eternity. It’s like the Rapture.)

But for me, the film ended up being about Tallahassee. That’s the type of guy I want to tough it out with. Someone who seizes the day. Someone who’s slightly touched in the head. I think you have to be, to make it in a land filled with cannibalistic dead folks. Anyone can survive the Apocalypse, but post-apocalyptic self-actualization is consistently dependent upon some level of pre-existing insanity.

The zombies, though, were fairly one-dimensional. Hopefully if a sequel is indeed made, the dead will get a little more love and attention. I can hope. (In fact, I really hope. I want more Tallahassee!)


Links: Zombieland at IMDB
Zombieland on Wikipedia

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