Movie Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

The logline for “Zombieland”, released in 2009 and the sequel, “Zombieland: Double Tap” are about the same. “A story about some friends after a zombie Apocalypse, who try to survive by running from and killing zombies, with some humor, camp and sarcasm mixed in”. The problem with both of these movies is, we have all seen many zombies being killed and zombies eating people and the humor is not strong enough to rescue either one of these movies.

This sequel to Zombieland, released 10 years after the original, is about the same as the original and I was surprised that they made a sequel but did not add anything new or special to this version. This movie stars all of the original cast members, Jesse Eisenberg. Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone,
Abigail Breslin and Bill Murray – who makes an appearance at the end of this movie.

The end of this film has one of the new trends in the industry where the audience thinks the movie is over, but its not, with this one having an unnecessary scene involving Bill Murray, who was killed in the first film. Once a movie is over, the audience wants to stand up and go home, but far too often, we have to stand up, wanting to leave, but we are forced to see one last scene that most of the time should never have been added. I hope this practice ends, because it does nothing more than annoy the audience. With some other movies, some last teaser scenes are shown long after the ending credits start, a good example being the recent “Hobbs And Shaw”, released this summer. I happened to see several of the “end of film teasers” for this movie by accident, while waiting for the start of another film. Why is this done? I have no idea.

Like with the last Zombieland this one fails with its most important ingredient, its just not funny enough. I agree with the anemic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes of 67% and I do not recommend this film.

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