Zombieland 2 - Doubletap
Well 10 years have gone by Columbus and Wichita are a couple, Tallahassee’s still an a-hole and Little Rock is not so little anymore. Welcome back, to the United States of Zombieland! Z0mbieland one was of my favorites when it released in Oct. 2009. I love almost anything Zombie so a movie with some of my favorite actors was a definite must-see when it came out. Now 10 years later we're getting the sequel to it, but how will it compare to the original? Well, let’s check it out, shall we?
Well as I said Columbus and Wichita are an item, Tallahassee seems to be spending most of his time hanging out with Little Rock who is now no longer a 12-year-old girl but a 22 y/o young woman. Of course, we have Zombies, but we can’t just have regular old runner zombies anymore. After 10 years even zombies adapt to their environment and become better hunters. Now the film has lots of funny moments in it, but the story itself seems a bit rehashed. I re-watched the original after seeing Doubletap and I’m just sitting there saying to myself “oh this was that scene in DT. Oh, I forgot about this part, but yeah they made this a joke also.”
This was a slight issue for me but hey I’ll work through it. Now they let you know it’s been 10 years that’s passed. I mean they don’t expect us to believe that Abigail Breslin’s character went from cute lil girl to a beautiful young woman (hey girl!) in just a few months or a year. But after 10 years it seems like the characters really haven’t gotten closer at all, they try to pull off this whole thing about family and home is where the heart is but I honestly didn’t feel it. As much as I like Jesse Eisenberg he just came across as an annoying sidekick in the whole movie. Little Rock was doing things you would not expect a woman who has spent 10 years killing Zombies to do. Wichita and Tallahassee were, in my opinion, the two best cast members this go around.
We also get to meet some new survivors in this one Nevada (Rosario Dawson) a tough and badass woman who has a love for Elvis. Next, we have Berkeley (Avan Jogia), the love interest for Littlerock and the main reason why she does some really stupid shit in the movie. I really loved the duo of Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch) and Albuquerque (Luke Wilson) who are clones of Columbus and Tallahassee, and also two characters that have one of the funniest scenes in the whole movie. Then we have Madison (Zoey Deutch) who has spent almost the entire zombie apocalypse hiding in a walk-in freezer at the mall, she’s blonde, she’s hot, and she’s “Ohhh so dumb”.
Zombieland Doubletap definitely does not measure up to the original, but it’s still funny enough to keep you entertained. Oh, and by the way you’re gonna want to stay for the end credits.
What I didn't like - it seemed a few people were just there for the paycheck and it showed in their acting.