Movie Plot- Zombieland: Double Tap: a decade later, zombies have evolved. Some became stronger and are hard to kill now.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson
The new zombies
With all the zombie movies and TV shows, it’s hard to bring something new to the table. Zombieland: Double Tap added some new, improved zombies to their world. Well, it’s more like zombies that are evolving. And I thought that was a clever approach to add something new.
There are even smart and dumb zombies. And, the dumb ones are hilarious. They also name them “Homers” from The Simpsons Show.
And this film still feels like Zombieland, which is great! Even after a decade, it feels like a fun watch. We have a lot of zombie movie adaptations, so you have to stand out, and Zombieland understands that.
Some other new additions
In the beginning, the gang is still together and living like a happy family. On top of that, they take over the White House. Because, why not? However, the two sisters take off. Oh, and Colombus (Jesse Eisenberg) proposed to Wichita (Emma Stone) right before that. Unfortunately for him, she freaked out and just left a note. That one was a bit hard to believe and to accept. After all, they’ve been together for ten years.
That’s when they meet Madison (Zoey Deutch.) Usually, I’m not fond of characters who are just dumb blonde looking barbies. Surprisingly, it works for Zombieland: Double Tap. That also created a love triangle for Colombus (Jesse Eisenberg), which felt unnecessary. On the other hand, it did not bother me. It’s not like it was a Twilight story.
Soon after, Little Rock leaves Wichita when she meets a hippie named Berkely. This is to keep things moving in the film. That way they have to go look for her, and that creates a new adventure. Wichita does go back to the white house, where she eventually team up again with the gang to find her sister.
From now on, they meet other new characters who were great. Especially Rosario Dawson, who always plays very likable characters. She has this cool, down to earth, calm vibe. That’s why I like her so much. Oh, and Luke Wilson is also in it. He’s used for comedic purposes, and that worked out fine.
Other funny stuff
There was a discussion where someone suggested having strangers drive people around for money through an application.. The others disapproved it, calling it a terrible idea. Which is funny because we have Uber now, which never existed in Zombieland. It’s funny to see how they don’t buy the idea, while it is something that is very popular right now.
In the first Zombieland, we had kill of the week. Now, they upgraded it to kill of the year. I love this so-called competition for the best kill, and I always love how the winner does it. I thought the one in Zombieland: Double Tap was way better than the first one.
And, stick around at the end because there’s a hilarious end credit scene. You won’t regret it!
Zombieland: Double Tap is a fun sequel. If you loved the first one then you probably will love this one. And if you hated it, then obviously, you will hate it too. However, the first movie was better.