Friday, October 02, 2009
By Abbey Khan
It’s about survival of the fittest when you’re a human living in Zombieland. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) live by their own set of rules to avoid the flesh eating zombies, but can they survive each other?
Columbus is an introvert who has played it safe his whole life and has even developed his own zombie survival guide which includes rules such as always wear your seat belt, double tap, do cardio exercises, and beware of bathrooms. But Columbus has to learn to bend the rules when he meets the fearless Tallahassee, who loves nothing more than killing zombies and trying to find a Twinkie before it expires, and con-artist sisters Wichita and Little Rock who just want to enjoy a day at a theme park.
Don’t be afraid to see Zombieland! Just in time for Halloween, this horror-comedy serves up laughs rather than nightmares, making it suitable for most ages. Jesse Eisenberg makes dorkiness lovable and he and Woody Harrelson are well-matched as a mis-matched duo. Eisenberg is definitely one to watch for and first time film director Ruben Fleisher proves that he can handle a big budget movie.
Sony Pictures’ Zombieland takes a bite into theaters on October 2, 2009.