A lighthearted slasher-comedy zombie flick starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as unlikely companions in a post-apocalyptic US zombieland. The zombies in question are somewhere between standard ones and 28 Days Later ones. Jesse’s character has survived by adhering to a rigid set of rules and is on his way to Colombus, Ohio, to see if his parents are still alive. Woody’s character is more of a wandering zombie smasher, deperately searching for Twinkies (a type of cake I think).
The film has an accomplished visual style with some nice graphical touches as the rules are presented on screen occasionally and also has enough laughs, plot turns and comedy gore to keep you amused. It also has a fantastic cameo from Bill Murray.
The plot machinations to get the film to the big final set-piece scene are very clunky, but it doesn’t really spoil the enjoyment of the film which on the whole is an enjoyable 80 minute romp.
3 on 5
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray
UK Release: 7 October 2009