Woody Harrelson is as awesome as he always is, and is on top form, its always nice to see Emma Stone playing a fun role, her parts down so serious lately!! Yes, i know she is an Oscar winner and she should be playing the best parts she can get, its just nice to see her having fun in a role again, as she is a good comedic actress, I love some of her facial expressions.
Now, when I hear the name Abigail Breslin, its always the little girl from My Sisters Keeper and Little Miss Subshine who pops into my head, I always forget the has grown up!! Even though I though i though she was great in Maggie with Arnie. She is fun here too, although her character is more of a plot device than anything else. A bit of a waste of her talents.
Fans of the original Zombieland should definitely make a point of checking out the sequel. Zombieland: Double Tap is a riot, and a lot of that is due to an the all-star cast. In particular Zoey Deutch and her character, Madison. When it comes to sequels that do the original film justice, it is up there.
I may not remember a whole lot from the first film but Double Tap doesn’t really miss a beat and is presented in the same format with Eisenberg narrating and the film defining its rules regularly. Its nice to take a comedic approach to zombies because its a genre that has been overdone to death and it needs to poke fun at itself to succeed now. The violence and zombie action is as good as it gets but I think the true strength of the film comes from the very entertaining supporting characters. It was brilliant having a second version of Tallahassee and Columbus. Also, Zoey Deutch’s portrayal of a dumb blonde was excellent and a highlight of the film.
Nice zombie touch with the Columbia logo at the very, very beginning before the movie even started. Ha ha Keep watching when you think the movie has ended for a fun cameo performance that fans will love. Hint: It’s someone who was also nominated for an Oscar! Then, keep watching until the very, very end of the rolling credits for more. Funny references to zombie fans of Shaun of the Dead AND The Walking Dead. It was smart to have it come out close to Halloween. There’s a little bit of character development. The tone and feel match the first movie.
The main four actors give it their all and have fun as they slip back into their beloved roles and some of the new additions are a treat. The only downside is that it’s mostly the same old song and dance. Of course, it all depends on whether or not you enjoyed the first movie. If you did, then I’m confident that you’ll enjoy this one immensely.