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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Zombieland (***)


Pretty much exactly what I'd expect a movie called Zombieland to be like. There didn't actually seem to be enough zombies, with a lot of time for the characters played by Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson to get to know each other and steal each others' cars. Actually, it was just Stone and Breslin stealing the cars.  For a bunch of survivors presumably hardened by the zombie apocalypse and wary of the zombie penchant for suddenly appearing out of nowhere, they did a lot of dumb things like driving around with the windows rolled down.  Stone and Breslin's journey to a theme park seemed more like a suicide attempt than a chance to give Breslin a sweet childhood moment in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, but it worked out all right. The cameo by and fawning of Bill Murray was the best, although you could see his departure from the movie telegraphed a mile away.  There was a moment when Eisenberg and Breslin started watching Ghostbusters where I considered that I'd also rather be watching Ghostbusters than ZombielandZombieland is still better than every Resident Evil movie combined.