Monday, October 5, 2009

Zombie Kill of the Week

Ever wonder if the zombie apocalypse actually happened would we have awards like zombie kill of the week? Well In "Zombieland" they do. If you haven't seen Zombieland yet, I suggest you stop reading, and go see it right this second. If you're still here then let me tell you why you must see this film.

Following in the footsteps of Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland brings us to a whole new realm of zombie comedy. With the heroic, or not so heroic, narrator Columbus (not Christopher), the audience will soon learn about the rules for surviving in Zombieland. Much like the book "The Zombie Survival Guide" Columbus has his own set of rules.

You know those moments in horror film when the monster gets shot and falls down and everyone thinks it's dead but it's not actually dead? Well Columbus' double tap rule makes sure he always puts a second round in the head just to make sure. This could also be explored in the form of running over zombies a second time, just to be sure. Needless to say he is able to demonstrate this rule many on several occasions for the audience.

The zombie killing team: The lonely ex-gamer, a commando Woody Harrelson, the hot chick from super bad, and a zombie killing version of the girl from little miss sunshine. Perhaps an odd combination, but hilarious none the less. Throw in an appearance from Bill Murray and you're in for one ridiculously hilarious zombie film. I was so zombie-giddy after watching this film, that I had to take out some of my excitement in left for dead as soon as I got home.

What is this weird obsession with zombies? Is it wrong that I secretly hope for the zombie apocalypse. Probably.. so I guess I just have to make due with awesome movies like Zombieland.


  1. I have an unnatural (but not deviant!) passion for the undead myself. I can't get enough of zombie movies, and Left 4 Dead is also a favorite shooter. If only it had storyline to it... Perhaps one weekend we can kill each other or team up against the hordes, when I'm not being totally addicted to EVE that is.

  2. Went and saw this movie, at your recommendation.

    I'm buying it. Blu-ray, the day it comes out. This movie was both hilarious and disgusting.