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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

by EHL Movie Reviews

Run Time: 1 hour 39 min
Release Date: October 18 2019
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Plot Summary

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Here we are, back with our kick-ass zombie-killing family, Columbus as cautious as ever, Tallahassee the twinky loving cowboy, Wichita as badass as ever and little rock now a shadow of that young girl we knew. Ten years on from the first film, they now must jump much larger hurdles to keep this family safe and together.

With regards to these original cast members, they are the soul of this film, latching on to all the traits that these characters had 10 years ago. They shine throughout once again giving us everything they bought us in the first film. That said, there were plenty of new characters to stick out teeth into, some worked, some didn’t, you do question how some of these ‘idiotic’ characters survived this long. One character that did stand out, Nevada, who didn’t get much screen time but just enough to give us some savage zombie-killing scenes.

The storyline doesn’t give us too much to go with, but it is sufficient for what this film is trying to say. It aids the film in giving us those comedic moments from the 2009 film but also gives us plenty of gory zombie scenes that don’t hold back, which makes these action sequences fantastic.

Double Tap took plenty from its predecessor, especially in regards to the jokes. A lot was recycled, but as times have changed, certain things were left alone. They know these jokes work, why tamper with them, yes it’s nothing new, neither is the film, but go with what you know and add it to this roller coaster of a ride.

For any “Zombieland” fan out there this is once again, one hell of a ride. From start to finish. The return of these characters was well overdue, and once again they kicked ass on-screen, additional characters weren’t as effective but provided some entertainment along the way.

Also be sure to check out the mid-credit scene, which is definitely worth the watch.