Review: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ holds its own

Nothing can beat the predecessor, the sequel is full of comedy and charm

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the sequel to comedy classic, “Zombieland”, released in 2009. The movie picks up 10 years after the events following our same favorite zombie killers, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin).

While it doesn’t quite reach the level of its predecessor, “Double Tap” still provides a lot of the humor and charm that fans the original have grown to know and love.

The Review

Plain and simple, this was a good movie, not a great movie, but a good movie. It was fun. It was humorous; just as a zombie comedy should be.

Fans of the original and people who have never heard of “Zombieland “will both enjoy this movie.

However, fans of the first shouldn’t go into the theater expecting it to quite meet the exceptional level of the first film. For those who have not seen the original, it is recommended to see the first one before you see “Double Tap”.

It’s not necessary, but if you don’t, be ready to hear a lot of people laughing at jokes and references you don’t understand. Speaking of jokes, this movie is jam packed with them and does very well as a comedy, but there is also a lot of charm.

For fans of the original “Zombieland”, they know it is packed with plenty of charming and quirky moments. This movie, without a doubt pays homage to this style, which really solidifies this as more than just a good comedy, but a good movie.

Overall, I give this movie a 6/10.

The Plot Summary (No spoilers)

The movie opens with the original gang blasting through zombies in classic “Zombieland” style in order to acquire a new home, none other than the White House. Fast-forwarding a bit, they grow comfortable in their new setting, playing games and even having Christmas in November.

However, some obvious rifts begin to form with Columbus being an annoying boyfriend to Wichita, and Tallahassee being an overbearing father figure to Little Rock.

Because of this, the pair (Little Rock and Wichita) take off in the night leaving their new-found home. Over the next month, Columbus is distraught over the loss of his girlfriend, but finds a girl named Madison (Zoey Deutch) living in the freezer at the mall.

He brings this new girl home and Wichita shows back up, just in time to meet her, creating an obvious tension. Wichita explains that Little Rock left with a boy named Berkeley (Avan Jogia).

Everyone, including Madison, heads out to save Little Rock because they’ve heard of a dangerous new zombie that’s faster, smarter and stronger than anything they’ve seen before. They call these new zombies T-800’s in reference to “The Terminator”.

Riding in their mini-van, the team follows Little Rock’s trail which is heading towards Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley.

There is plenty of trouble on the horizon for the group, as they search for Little Rock and Berkley.

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