Film Review: 'Zombieland: Double Tap' Not Fresh But Still Has Some Life

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CHICAGO - Zombieland: Double Tap lacks the freshness or the belly laughs of its predecessor, but I was surprised to see that this outrageously overqualified cast has not worn out its welcome. It’s ridiculous that three Oscar nominees and one Oscar winner headline a movie devoted solely to blowing zombies up. But when you employ Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, you’re going to get some unexpected surprises. Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Showing no rust, despite the 10 years between flicks, Harrelson and Eisenberg have an easy-going yin and yang chemistry as Tallahassee and Columbus. Stone is a tough girl afraid of commitment and being tied down by Eisenberg’s nervous neediness. While Breslin longs to leave the nest and get out on her own looking for people her own age.

The zombies are now faster and more advanced this time around. And they’ve evolved into different types with new names such as homer, hawking, and t-800. The pop-culture references are as prevalent as ever. This should come as no surprise since the same screenwriting team behind the first Zombieland and this one also gave us that wizard of wisecracks Deadpool. They don’t have quite the same zing as they used to but they come at such a clip you don’t seem to mind because another one will come along any second.

“Zombieland: Double Tap” opens everywhere on October 18th. Featuring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, and Rosario Dawson. Screenplay by Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Rated “R”

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