A to Z Challenge – Zombieland

Zombieland - PosterZombieland

2009

Directed by Ruben Fleischer

Quick Synopsis… Looking to survive in a world taken over by zombies, a dorky college student teams with an urban roughneck and two grifter sisters. But after making their way to an allegedly safe Los Angeles amusement park, the quartet learns that no place is safe.

  • This movie is pretty much awesome.
  • And I don’t even like Jesse Eisenberg.
  • But Woody Harrelson about makes this thing for me.
  • And Emma Stone.
  • And Bill Murray’s cameo…
  • But I’m getting ahead of myself.
  • The list is priceless. If you haven’t seen it, Columbus (Eisenberg) has a list of rules to survive the zombie apocalypse.
  • Most of them are common sense, but they’re pretty spot on for survival.
  • Seriously, just about any line delivered by Tallahassee (Harrelson) is gold.
  • Columbus and Tallahassee get robbed by Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), but then they end up joining together to head toward Pacific Playland in California.
  • Allegedly, it’s a place that’s zombie free.
  • Before hitting the amusement park, they stop off for a night at Bill Murray’s mansion, where it turns out the actor is still alive and well.
  • He meets Tallahassee and Wichita while dressed up like a zombie, telling them he likes to go out from time to time and the zombies don’t mess with their own.
  • Unfortunately, he tries to pull a practical joke by scaring Columbus.
  • It works a little too well and Columbus winds up killing Bill Murray.
  • One of the funnier death scenes of the 21st century.
  • But just when Columbus thinks they’re all together, the girls take off for Pacific Playland without the guys.
  • He decides he doesn’t want to be without Wichita, so he and Tallahassee go to find them.
  • And they get to the amusement park just in time to save their lives.
  • And they lived happily ever after.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Zombieland: Double Tap, coming out later this year. The whole cast is coming back for the sequel, including Bill Murray. Not sure how that’s gonna work, but I’m down.

Folks, that’s the end of the A to Z Challenge for 2019. I had fun. I hope you did, too. I’m already thinking about what I might do for next year’s challenge. More movies? Maybe limit myself to Disney movies or something… I don’t know. Maybe I won’t do movies at all.

I’m gonna take the rest of the week off. But then I’ll post again on Monday and get back into my top 100 movie countdown. Where did I even leave off? Avengers, I think… Have a great week, kids!

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5 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – Zombieland

  1. I love this movie! My only complaint is that the rules don’t last throughout the movie. (Like they only show them in the very beginning. I feel like they could have stretched them out.) I didn’t know there was a second one coming out!

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