Zombieland is not the reinvention of the zombie horror genre but it is the innovation of it. Fun, not based on blood and splatter but occurring around it too because of it, is the grand exhale awaiting horror as well as zombie cinema within of the realm of Zombieland, or Zland, every bit it’s surviving, human inhabitants refer to it equally.
With Torture Horror on the reject of popularity too certain zombie films non living upward to the hype, 28 Days Later as well as 28 Weeks Later existence the exception, Zombieland takes the route less traveled, in addition to involves a far less realistic approach to the cease of society via zombies in addition to a zombie virus. At same fourth dimension, the viewer is given a comedy horror flick hybrid involving zombies as well as the undead running unhindered across the globe.
The greatest comedic property to Zombieland are the rules introduced by the film’s main protagonists Columbus Ohio (Jesse Esienberg), too later on expanded upon when he comes into contact with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), together with Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). The survival rules are flashed across the concealment starting time every bit an representative of the ways inward which Columbus Ohio has managed to remain live when most everyone else inward order has perished too minute equally comedic billboard elaboration of what just happened on cover in addition to why it has occurred. Everyone will hold their own favorite rule(s): Rule 1. Cardio, Rule 2. Double Tap, Rule iii. Beware of bathrooms, etc. Double Tap is the rule that volition likely live the crowd favorite equally it used to bang-up event numerous times. Double Tap is not a mere Columbus Ohio dominion for surviving inwards a zombie-infested world. It is besides an admonishment for the asinine behaviour exhibited past protagonists inward many previous zombie films where they believe the zombie to live dead (idiotic since they are already deceased) entirely to be attacked, bitten, too doomed (beingness bitten infects you amongst the zombie disease) because of their oversight in addition to lack of thoroughness.
Zombieland is not perfect together with was never intended to live the quintessential zombie celluloid, the zombie genre’s The Godfather. That championship belike belongs to Romero’s Day of the Dead, which examined societal behaviors inwards the context of a zombie film. Diverting from social commentary was zombie foray Shaun of the Dead, where the film’s master protagonists were actually human zombies, drones oblivious to the earth around them. Shaun of the Dead successfully mixed comedy amongst a zombie outbreak like inwards Zombieland but not nearly amongst as much flare every bit has been accomplished inwards this celluloid
Zombie dictionary digressions aside, Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland, like its last local, is an amusement commons for zombie too horror celluloid lovers. The implications of the characters’ lackadaisical attitudes together with apocalyptic realities (represented in McCarthy’s book The Road and Matheson’s book I Am Legend) are left past the side of the route like expired Twinkies. Like Twinkies nevertheless, Zombieland is sugariness and volition live out of your organization apace but it is fun spell existence consumed.