Zombieland: Double Tap – Film Review

The old zombie fighting crew are back on the big screen following up from their 2009 blockbuster hit in Zombieland: Double Tap.

With the world slowly being taken over by flesh eating zombies, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) take shelter in the White House and call it home.

With no interaction to other fellow humans, Little Rock starts to feel isolated and begins to express interest in finding a male companion that she can call her boyfriend. On the opposite end of the table, Wichita feels suffocated in her relationship with Columbus, and the two girls sneak out in the night, leaving the boys with only a note saying goodbye.

The film continues following the journeys of Tallahassee and Columbus, and as times goes by, the two bump into female survivor, Madison (Zoey Deutch) who has been hiding in an abandoned shopping mall. Madison playing the stereotypical blonde bimbo, isn’t the brightest crayon in the box and it’s a wonder how she has managed to survive so far, unharmed. Columbus hits it off instantly with Madison and invites her back to the White House for protection.

Upon arriving home, Wichita has returned to seek help in finding Little Rock who has gone rogue, vanishing with a male hitchhiker. As the group set trail seeking for Little Rock, they discover fellow survivors and threats along the way that turn this sequel into a bigger and bloodier zombie killing spree.

It’s amazing that 10 years since the first film, the original cast who I feel are all ‘A Listers’ or close to that level, have made the time to come back for the sequel. Every time there’s a sequel to a film franchise, I always have fears that it will never be as good as the first and flop, but Zombieland: Double Tap was almost just as good as the original, and welcomed some new characters such as Madison and Nevada (Rosario Dawson). Watching Zoey Deutch play the ditzy and clueless Madison was so entertaining and hilarious. She was a huge asset to this film and stole every scene that she was in, leaving me in tears from laughing so hard.

Fans of the franchise will be sure to enjoy this sequel just as much as they did with the first. Zombieland: Double Tap adds new humour and some entertaining zombie kills.

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Zombieland: Double Tap in cinemas now across Australia.

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