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5.0 out of 5 stars Nu-Classic Zombie Flic
Zombie movies are now a genre onto themselves. Perhaps due to the new popularity of zombie-killin' video games such as Left 4 Dead, people just love watching characters blow away zombies en masse. Now a legitimate commercial force, zombie films such as Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead reveal the lighter side of the undead and the end of the world as we know it...
Published on Nov. 17 2010 by LeBrain
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bite me
This animal is not worth the plastic it is recorded on.
Everyone becomes a zombie with the standard zombie contact lenses and the standard zombie propensity to slurp on stringy flesh.
In the case of this DVD, the best parts are the Blu-Ray advertisements. However if you insist on going further I suggest that you skip straight to the extras and just...
Published on July 23 2010 by bernie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nu-Classic Zombie Flic,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Zombie movies are now a genre onto themselves. Perhaps due to the new popularity of zombie-killin' video games such as Left 4 Dead, people just love watching characters blow away zombies en masse. Now a legitimate commercial force, zombie films such as Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead reveal the lighter side of the undead and the end of the world as we know it.
Not going in expecting too much (I mean, you can't -- can't -- CAN'T -- top Shaun of the Dead) I was pleasantly surprised by Zombieland and its stellar American cast. Jesse Eisenberg, for anyone who hasn't seen Adventureland yet (shame on you!) is a talented young actor who can (gasp!) actually portray a character rather than a charicature! Cera-like in his demeanor, he portrays young Columbus Ohia as a smart nerdy survivor with heart. Everybody is beginning to learn that Emma Stone, who plays Wichita Kansas, is more than just a pretty gace. Abigail Breslin (Little Rock Arkansas) and Woody Harrelson (Tallahasee Florida) have strong resumes that speak for themselves. Woody fans will enjoy his return to a tough guy role, but one not without history and heart.
What makes this movie different and special was its unique usage of Columbus' "rules" of survival in the post-Zombie world, or "Zombieland" as he calls it. These rules, recurring through the entire movie, are used in clever and unexpected ways to enhance the danger or comedy. But will his rules enable our hearty band of survivors to stick together?
There's also a stellar uncredited cameo which may make the movie worth the price of admission to some fans.
The movie culminates with a showdown to beat all showdowns, four against an entire amusement part full of zombies. It's every zombie-fan's dream situation. You're going to love it. Trust me.
5 stars. A unique and fun comedy-horror-adventure-drama.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This is a fantastic watch. All the characters were excellent, I have watched it a few times. I bought this on sale to replace my DVD version.
4.0 out of 5 stars Movie,
This review is from: NEW Zombieland (DVD) (DVD)The movie was a few days late but other than that all was well. It was in the proper packaging and it didn't look like a home made copy.
4.0 out of 5 stars Effets spéciaux réussis,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Les acteurs sont très efficaces et il s'agit d'une comédie, malgré les effets d'horreur. Si vous avez le coeur sensible, Résistez aux premières minutes du film, ensuite ça devient drôle
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) (DVD)I first saw this movie on television and thought I must get it for viewing at home. It is different for a zombie movie and thoroughly entertaining.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)One of my favorite movies! Any Zombie fans, you need to add this to your collection, and everyone else this is simply a great movie and if you haven't seen it yet then buy it now! It does everything right, character development, plot, rising action, everything you would ask of a movie (and seem to not always get for some reason). The movie makes a few fun twists that you would never expect and although it has some dark under tons the surfaces if fun and thrilling. A must see!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best zombie movie ever!,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This is the best zombie movie I ever seen... and I am a big fan of this kind of movie. Good story, good actors performances and very funny! The effects are perfect! You have to see it!
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must own movie for zombie fans!,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This movie is a must-own for anyone who is a fan of Zombie movies. It actually replaced "Dawn of the Dead" as my favourite zombie pic!
This movie is laugh-out-loud funny throughout. My husband and I watched it in the theatre and re-hashed the funniest scenes the entire way home. It will make you laugh from the beginning, but there are well-done serious scenes as well. The casting was spot on, and Woody Harrelson is awesome as a loner trying to make his way through the zombie-infested world. The acting was convincing, the plot compelling, and the laughs genuine.
I will watch this one again and again!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new addition to the Zombie Genre!,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This was a light-hearted take on the traditional zombie move. Fun to watch and inventive the movie gave life in to a well covered topic. My all-time standard is Dawn of the dead... and while this movie has many of the same comedic and funny parts it lacks any of the sheer action you get in Dawn of the Dead. This one is somewhere between Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead to me. A must see and loads of bits that you will enjoy, from the first girlfriend moment to the Bill Murray cameo kudos on the concept and I hope we see a second movie.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just your average Zombie flick!,
This review is from: Zombieland (Bilingual) (DVD)Once in a while a movie will come along which will actually pleasantly surprise you and this one certainly fits the bill. Countless filmmakers have gone to the Zombie well,over and over and over again for years and most leave you with that "been there,done that" feeling.But this 88 minute flick Zombieland,puts its' own fresh twist on things and comes up with a little winner.
The story involves a group of four people going cross country trying to stay alive from the world wide Zombie threat around them.The how and the why of the plague is only briefly touched on as having something to do with a contagion mutating from mad cow disease and into humans.We know our main protagonists only through city names.The first and the narrator of the film is Columbus(Jesse Eisenberg).He is a young man who is forced from his solitary existence due to the terrible threat,and sets out for Columbus,Ohio to seek out his parents.His plans get sidetracked when he meets up with Tallahassee(Woody Harrelson).Tallahassee it seems has lost his family and while not the easiest person to get to know,is a Zombie,butt-kicking pro;quite fearless.One of the last pleasures Mr.T has,is to get a hold of a twinkie.To this end they stop into a grocery store but just end up getting their ride stolen(Cadillac SUV) by a couple of con-sisters(Witchita-Emma Stone and Little Rock-Abigail Breslin),who pretend one of them is infected and is about to turn.But the boys soon get a new ride of their own that is a step up;a big yellow Hummer filled with lots of ammo and guns.
Back on the road the guys come upon their stolen truck "abandoned" but get taken in once more and get their new ride hijacked by the same girls.But now they are at least all together and the girls head for the Pacific Playland Park,just outside L.A.When they arrive in L.A. Columbus suggests crashing and getting some sleep.To that end Mr T suggests heading for some swanky digs and suggests a stars home;one of his heroes,Bill Murray.Just as they are settling down Bill Murray himself,dressed as a Zombie(to blend in with them) frightens Mr T and Witchita.After Mr T finishes gushing all over Bill they decide to pull a trick on Columbus and Little Rock.Bill walks in on them Zombie-like but quick acting Columbus pulls out his trusty shot gun and shoots Murray.The wound is fatal and he ends up dying!
Next morning the girls again steal off with the ride heading to the park as planned.This time the guys know where they're heading and follow them.The girls arrive at night and turn on the power to the entire park.They might as well have turned a big neon sign saying"fresh meat-come and get it",as every Zombie within sight of the park comes-a-runnin'.Soon the girls are surrounded by the creatures but eventually the guys arrive on cue.Through some tense moments and fancy maneuvering the guys rescue the girls.The movie ends with them driving out of the park,the grounds covered in bodies.
The movie is quite a smart one with snappy dialogue and the on going narrative by Columbus makes it sound more like a travelogue with tips throughout.His tips always consist of the do's and don't of living in Zombieland such as the "double-tap","don't be a hero","always check the back seat","beware of bathrooms",etc.And each tip is usually shown through cgi on the screen in big white lettering.The action/fun on screen that comes across throughout is a constant reminder not to take what you see or hear too seriously.The time with Bill Murray is a hoot and Murray's reference to seeing Eddie Van Halen at the Hollywood Bowl as a Zombie,or just walking onto a golf course and playing nine holes with no line up and uninterrupted is just typical of the dry sense of humour you will hear in the film.It is what really makes it what it is and work so well.
In the technical department the film has been transferred wonderfully onto DVD,no problems there.The extras include several deleted scenes,a featurette,actor/director commentary and the trailer.
In conclusion if you want a snappy,smart and funny Zombie movie with a nice twist to it,this is for you.The script and plot are both well written and the movie moves along well throughout.The producers got everything they could out of each scene and then moved along to the next,trying to keep the pace on a even keel;and generally they succeed.Before you know it this enjoyable flick ends after around 85 minutes and,it seems,all too quickly.But they have invoked that age old show biz adage:"Leave'em wanting more".Sequel anyone?
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Zombieland (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] by Ruben Fleischer (Blu-ray - 2010)
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