Saturday, June 4, 2011

#70 - Zombieland

(2009) Rated R

Genre: Snarky zombie post-apocalypse

Trend: Slightly dropping on the list

The plot:
Through tainted meat, Mad Cow Disease
Turned clowns and humans to zombies
Yet Facebook’s founder made it out
Obeying rules like some Boy Scout
He meets a tough guy with a scheme
To take one taste of Twinkie cream
Odd couple? Yes! But soon, there’s four
Two sisters with slick tricks in store
This boy-meets-girl-meets-walking dead
Her pretty face snares curly head
A quad squad forms and makes its base
In William Murray’s ritzy place
I’ll tell no spoilers (lips are sealed)
Just know this: he regrets Garfield
Pacific Playland’s where the flick
Ends up; now watch it – quick, quick, quick!

So why is it on my list?

A fresh take on a tried genre. Many zombie apocalypse movies follow the same formula laid out by the original Night of the Living Dead. Undead roam, everybody dies. This movie manages to make the end of the world look so humorous and adventurous, that you’ll wish it happened to you!

It gets funnier on rewatch. Some movies are good but too exhausting to watch over and over again. Then, there are those gems whose lines get better (and more quotable!) each time. This is one of the latter.

It makes you want even more. Now, I hear that a sequel is in the works. Will it rock or suck? Who can say? But I know that Zombieland, with its incomplete list of survival rules, allusions to other survivors, and open world of endlessly entertaining possibilities, definitely whets the appetite of the imagination.

In conclusion: If you’ve ever enjoyed a zombie thriller, check out this zombie rib-tickler. But if blood and gore isn’t your cup of tea, skip the opening credits – the rest of the film is much tamer. 


  1. you are a genius ... your poetic description should appear on the back of the DVD case

  2. I have to concur with your sister. That's poetry that stirs the soul... Whichever part of my soul it is that likes to watch films like Zombieland.

  3. What she (Elondra) said. I've still only seen about 15 minutes of this movie, but it left me feeling like it was going to be one of those movies that is sort of outside the ability of a genre.

  4. Only 15 minutes? You simply must see it in all of its glorious entirety!