Unleash the pure joy that is Zombieland 2: Double Tap
FILM REVIEW: ZOMBIELAND 2: DOUBLE TAP (15), LIGHT CINEMA, WISBECH, OUT NOW
RUNNING TIME: 1 HR, 39 MINS DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer
STARRING: WOODY HARRELSON, JESSE EISENBERG, EMMA STONE AND ABIGAIL BRESLIN
This follow up to the 2009 zombie horror comedy Zombieland lives up to legacy of the original film, with Woody Harrelson reprising his role as gun toting father figure for the group Tallahassee.
Jesse Eisenberg plays the neurotic, rule-obsessed Columbus and Emma Stone is the cool but snappy Wichita, who spends the majority of the movie looking after her restless younger sibling Little Rock (Abigail Breslin).
The film sees the four beloved characters embark on a new adventure ten years after their first, meeting new characters along the way. As they cross the USA from the Whitehouse to Graceland, there are laugh out loud funny moments throughout as the audience is also kept engaged by large, well choreographedaction scenes and well written emotional beats.
While this is a zombie film, it mainly focuses on the four main characters and how they play off of each other, creating believable relationship that invest the audience while also leaving a smile on people’sf aces. And it certainly isn't necessary to watch the first film... although there are moments that are even better if you have, especially a post credits scene featuring a special cameo.
The action sequences do enough to keep the audience engaged and in a couple of instances add some slapstick to the film.
While Zombieland: Double Tap is an extremely fun watch that will keep you fully entertained for its short run time, it does have some elements that are largely predictable.
Overall, however, this doesn’t take anything away from the pure joy this movie spreads through its side splitting comedy and enjoyable action scenes -even if it doesn’t do too much to add to any of the genres it spans.
By Alfie Ransome