A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
This will be the first Zombieland movie to be filmed in Panavision (anamorphic) with ARRI Alexa cameras, unlike its predecessor which was filmed spherically with Panavision Genesis cameras in the Super 35 format. See more »
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Zombieland, the popular horror/comedy flick is back for seconds! I admit that the first Zombieland was a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, so I was excited for this sequel. Time sure flies. I can't believe it has been 10 years. Since then, the four leads have been pretty busy and have all been nominated for Academy Awards! Emma Stone actually won the prestigious Oscar for her role in La La Land.
So, how do you make a sequel fresh? In this case, make the zombies evolve and find more living humans to add to the story. Oh, and of course, more blood and gore, the same approach taken by The Walking Dead each season until it became completely disgusting. Fans will get a kick out of the film.
TIPS FOR PARENTS:
NOT for children!
Lots of blood and gore. Soooooo much.
Lots of zombies
Violence, killing with a variety of weapons
Profanity, including many F-bombs
Pop references to Uber, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Garfield, U.S. presidents
"Home isn't a place. It's the people you're with." - Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg)
"Expect the Unexpected." - Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch)
THINGS I LIKED:
Nice zombie touch with the Columbia logo at the very, very beginning before the movie even started. Ha ha
Keep watching when you think the movie has ended for a fun cameo performance that fans will love. Hint: It's someone who was also nominated for an Oscar! Then, keep watching until the very, very end of the rolling credits for more.
Funny references to zombie fans of Shaun of the Dead AND The Walking Dead.
It was smart to have it come out close to Halloween.
There's a little bit of character development.
The tone and feel match the first movie.
I didn't realize that the lovely Zoey Deutch is the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch. She did a really great job. I first noticed her in Before I Fall, a completely different movie from this one!
THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE:
Are people still in to zombies? This sequel should have come out 5-7 years ago.
Some of the humor is tired.
The plot is pretty simple.
I heard Dan Aykroyd was in the movie. I guess I blinked because I missed him.
People who haven't seen the first movie will miss the backstories of the characters and inside jokes
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