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Zombieland (R)
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Okay... this film could go in several different categories. I'm putting it under two, "badass" and "comedy horror," though I should say it's also kinda quirky. (Edit: when I eventually started a zombie category, I moved the review there, but I still linked to it from the first two categories.) The movie is mainly about the funny... even if there is also some vague drama in the form of character development or whatever. That's not really important, either. I also want to say that it's got a bunch of good stars. There's Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone, and Jesse Eisenberg (whom I know from a couple of things, though I never quite remember him exactly). And there's one other person whose presence in the film I'm not going to spoil, but who is cool.

Eisenberg plays a character known only as Columbus Ohio, who narrates the film. He explains about how, prior to the start of the movie, some kind of virus had started turning everyone in the world into zombies. (This is why he calls the country- or the world, I'm not sure- Zombieland.) By the time the movie starts, he's not sure if there's anyone else in the world who's still human. But he has a list of rules (only a few of which we hear) for surviving in Zombieland. He's making his way to Columbus, to find out if his parents are still alive. Along the way, he meets a badass known only as Tallahassee (Harrelson), and they begin traveling together. After awhile, they meet a pair of con artist sisters, Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin). (Since Columbus and Tallahassee's names were based on where each of them was heading, I wondered why the sisters had different names, or what those names were based on, but we never find out, and it's not really important.) And despite a rough start, the four eventually start traveling together. The sisters are heading to an amusement park in L.A. called Pacific Playland, and the two guys end up going with them.

There isn't really anything else I can say about the plot. But the movie is really funny and totally badass, and so it's just plain awesome. Oh, and there's a bonus scene after the credits.


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