Friday, October 18, 2019

Zombieland: Double Tap Review: Zombies don't stand a chance against these OG's!

The Hit:

I know by this time around you are sick of hearing the term "Zombies" because when the first one came out, it started a boom with other movies and t.v. shows, but this was worth the wait if you loved the original cast.

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch

Pros: We get the same humor that made the first one so great plus more. The new additions to the cast helped the original four standout and Zoey Deutch playing a blonde bimbo was annoying at first but I slowly got attached to her airheaded character. Acting didn't hurt this at all, since the first, all the main leads have been nominated for academy awards and Emma being the only one so far having won one, that part of the film made this superb. But this is certainly no Oscar runner, it just wasn't cringy at all like some horror/comedy movies usually are. The story branches out but stays similar to its roots so it was easy to follow. 

Cons: Like the above last statement in the pros, it is not an exact copy of the first but I could see how some people would look at it that way. It's been 10 years since the first and a sequel to take that long is sometimes good or bad. Sure, the four leads each had their projects and other movies they worked on but It easily could have come out at the era when "Zombies" were still fresh in everyone's minds. 

In no way shape or form is this movie hurting from the time gap, I believe that if you were a big fan of the first, and seeing the original cast come back is a huge positive. Most actors wouldn't do that, so fans of the first you will love this sequel and if you haven't seen the first, you might have to see it or else you'll be lost in this follow up. 

P.S. Also, make sure to stay during and after the credits for extra scenes. More so the mid-credit scene than the very end at least. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror

The Verdict:
GREEN LIGHT (Go See it)

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