Monday, February 22, 2010


You know the drill. A virus is unleashed that turns (almost) everyone into zombies overnight. Zombies, for some reason, want to eat the living, not that there are many living around to eat. The few survivors have to kill zombies to keep on living.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a shy, geeky kid who's managed to stay alive by developing a set of rules that he follows. (I like the way the rules are used in the movie; very funny.) Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is a Twinkie obsessed loner who's just about Columbus's opposite. Road trip ensues, during which they team up with a pair of sisters played by Emma Stone and Amanda Breslin. Everyone wants to go somewhere different, but the sisters want to go to Wally World. Okay, not quite, but same thing.

Zombies die, Harrelson dispenses one-liners and acts crazy, and so on. Not much of a plot, lots off-the-wall stuff, and I laughed a lot. Judy, who normally doesn't go for zombie movies, laughed, too. She had a tough time with the opening sequences, which are bloodier than any of the later ones, but once she got through those, she was okay with it. Supposedly the sequel is already a done deal, and I'm sure we'll watch that one, too.


David Cranmer said...

Lots of fun. My favorite part is when they visit the home of BM. Too funny.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It was fun--if a trifle repetitive. And I think the nerdy teen thing has about run out of steam. Michael Cera seems to have perfected it.

norby said...

Limber Up.

Unknown said...

Always a good rule!