MOVIE: Zombieland (2009)

zombielandI realize this is going to sound weird applied to a film that features as many scenes of zombies snacking on human entrails as Zombieland does, but you know what my first thought was when I left the theater after finally getting my lame butt in to see this movie?  My first thought was, “I’ll be damned if that wasn’t the feel-good movie of the year.”

And it’s true — it’s totally and completely true!

Aside from that, though, I’m not going to tell you anything else about this movie.  Because everything else I could say (about, for example, the “double-tap,” Bill Murray, or Twinkies) is just going to ruin some of the fun of the discovery for you.  And the discovery was at LEAST half the fun of this one for me.  I had no idea most of  that stuff was coming, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so ridiculously hard.

I will say this much, though:   I’m a little worried about Jesse Eisenberg, because this movie is essentially just Adventureland all over again, except with zombies and shotguns.

I’m also a little worried about Abigail Breslin, because this movie is essentially just Signs all over again, except with more shotguns and fewer anti-Semites (I assume).

And I’m definitely a little worried about Woody Harrelson, because this movie was essentially just Natural Born Killers all over again, except with more. . . less. . . I don’t know — something or other.

Bill Murray, on the other hand, is going to be juuuuuust fine.

So, hey!  Go see this movie, even if you are squeamish and you usually hate watching dead humans munch on other dead humans (note to my gore-hating husband:  sorry about that, sweetie).  When it’s over, you’ll be amazed at how good you feel about yourself and the world in general.  Because you know what?  Bring on the zombie invasion, just bring it on — bring it.  Now that I know the rules, I have no doubt I’m going to be JUST FINE (as long as I remember to buckle my seat belt and keep an eye out for falling pianos.  Also, thanks to a friend who recently bought me a set of THESE, my aim is improving, which can only help with the double-tap down the line.  . .).

Watch and learn, my peeps.  Watch and LEARN.

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Genre:  Horror, Comedy, Zombies
Cast:  Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Amber Heard

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8 Responses to “MOVIE: Zombieland (2009)”

  1. Melinda Says:

    I was in Washington for my brother’s wedding and THEY all got to go watch Zombieland for the evening before festivities, while WE got stuck doing girly stuff. The worst part was that I could have gone with them and still participated in the bride’s portion of the evening since we wound up waiting several hours for some people. My brother and the groomsmen rubbed it in. A lot. And they agree with you that the movie is wonderful.

  2. megwood Says:

    Man, it sucks being a girl sometimes! But it’s not too late to see it, Melinda — it’s still in theaters!

  3. alisaj29 Says:

    Didn’t want to see this movie, and I watched it w/protest and dammed it I didn’t LOVE IT.

    Hubby and I quote “The Rules” all the time when we are watching other things. And I still want a damn twinkie.

  4. Liz Says:

    Okay! I’m on board now with this movie, but I’ll have to wait ’till I can rent it from Netflix. I can’t wait to find out what “the rules” are! One has to be either “Shoot them in the head – like in the movies” or “Kill the brain, and you kill the ghoul!” And Meg, those targets are GREAT! You are so lucky!

  5. megwood Says:

    You will LOVE the rules, Liz!

  6. Melissa Says:

    Did I not say that this movie had the BEST cameo of 2009? Pretty sure I did 😛 I’m so glad you finally got your tookus to the show AND loved it. The fake-hubby and I were so jolly the rest of the evening after seeing it that we couldn’t stop saying “Bill ‘Fucking!’ Murray-I-know-that’s-not-your-middle-name”…and don’t forget to limber up!

  7. megwood Says:

    “I know that’s not your middle name”!! I just started laughing all over again.

    Good goddamn, this is a great movie.

  8. Jenny Says:

    Looks to be a terrific moie, i think it’s just on it’s way to our shores (oz). Can’t wait to see it.

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