Geek Film Review Vol. 3 No. 4: Back to Zombieland (Double Tap)

Welcome back to Zombieland! Fasten your seat belts. It’s Rule #4.

It’s Christmas in the White House and zombies are, of course, everywhere. Little Rock ran away to find a boyfriend and Tallahassee, Columbus, and Wichita have to track her down. The squad arrives in Babylon, a place with only one rule: no guns allowed. How can they survive the zombie apocalypse with just guitars? Another problem is, there’s a new type of deadly zombie in the midst: a terminator.

“Back for seconds? After all this time?” Columbus asks in the opening scene. He’s right, there are a lot of choices when it comes to zombie entertainment, but “Zombieland” is by far my favorite. Ah, zombies! I love zombie movies because I like to watch their brains explode. Sorry, gross. “Zombieland” has a lot of fun exploding zombie brains, and 10 years after, its second installment “Zombieland: Double Tap” is just as exciting, and well, just as gross.

Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are back. They’re living inside the White House. Basically just ripping off portraits of U.S. Presidents to turn into a gift wrapper, and stealing the Hope Diamond. And oh, covering Lincoln’s eyes because it’s creepy. The problem this time: Little Rock wants a boyfriend so she ran away. It’s a whirlwind ride from that point: discovering a girl living inside a mall freezer (it keeps out the zombies), to traveling all the way to Elvis Presley’s Graceland, to their arrival at Babylon (inspired not by the Hanging Gardens, but a song which we were told was “soya nice”).

I will not get tired of watching zombies being killed on this movie. Why? The main characters are funny as hell and “Zombieland: Double Tap” has a strong supporting cast as well. Every zombie movie lover wants to see innovations in zombie killings and this “Double Tap” did not disappoint. They have “Zombie Kill of the Year,” monster truck, great grand exploding bio-diesel, and warding off zombies with just a guitar (no to violence!).

Geek Rate

ares-512Geek Rate: Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars). Seriously, I was cheering, shouting, and laughing the entire time I was watching this movie. Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock (their names based on U.S cities which, I’m ashamed to admit, I was not aware of) had solved the zombie code, classifying them as a Homer, a Hawking (Stephen), and a ninja. There’s a fourth stronger type, of course there always is: a terminator. But you don’t have to solve any codes to enjoy this movie. That’s what I like with “Zombieland: Double Tap.” You just sit their, relax, and enjoy watching a horde of zombies. There’s also an exploding zombie brain courtesy of a watermelon. So there you go.

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