Zombieland.2009.Ruben Fleischer


Emma Stone

In 2004, there was this so-called zombie Brit film called Shaun Of The Dead. It entered the cult status just a few years after, as this is the first of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.

Fast forward to 2009, U.S. came out with a film named Zombieland and this is one of the box-office films for this year. And boy, this film is really a treat for a zombie lover like me.

In the tradition of the genre of zombies, the film started with our main hero Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) giving us the background of what America is today. He is giving us his few rules in a zombie-filled America era. He encounters Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and together they bump into the sisters, Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), while traveling and stopping inside a grocery store.

The main concept of the film is to trust no one giving the story a lot of plot twists. And in the way the film was brought even the living, which shouldn’t make any jokes about zombies, think of doing a bomb joke in an airport, can be killed by another human being; accidentally, of course.

The story is not really complex in nature. It was simple, in fact; with Columbus wanting to know if his parents are still alive; with Tallahassee looking for a twinkie; and with the sisters wanting to go to an amusement park primarily for being zombie-free.

Given the direction of the film, what if they were able to attain their objective? What will happen next? Well, the film simply tells us that even if there are a lot of zombies around us, given the said events, you can still look forward with one thing, that you know you need to be with a family and the people around you are, in fact, your family.

The story may be this simple but who would’ve thought that a deeply simple plot could be mixed with an enjoying horror tale? I guess we have one right here.

So, if you’ve managed to catch this film, always take note of the 32nd rule: always “Enjoy the little things.”


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