“We Are All Orphans In Zombieland”

From the "Zombieland" fake Flickr site.

From the "Zombieland" fake Flickr site.

Thus muses Jesse (Columbus) Eisenberg in one of his many voice overs in Zombieland. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, this new addition to the body of zombie films was funny, gorey, and not a total waste of time.

As with most Zombie movies, there is quite a bit of humor, in fact this is as much a comedy as it is a zombie movie. Eisenberg is a young man full of angst who just wants a girl friend and a family. He has created a list of rules to stay alive in this new world over run with Zombies. Things like:  Fasten your seat belt, Don’t be a hero, and Beware of bathrooms.

The zombies in this zombie fest are much faster then in other films, they can run and seem to always be drooling gobs of goo from their mouths. Not as funny or as clever as “Shaun of the Dead,” but I still enjoyed it and could see it again if it showed up at the Byrd. I saw this one on real film at Movieland on the Boulevard and with my Criterion card it only cost $6.00 which is about what it was worth.

A good movie to get one in the mood for the upcoming Zombiewalk on October 24th and Halloween. Isn’t October great!

Last month, on 9-09-09 I saw “District 9” a much better film that I can easily recommend to all. They would make a good double feature!

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