It may have taken ten years, but I was so pumped when Zombieland: Double Tap was finally released. This is a movie that I made an actual effort to be there for on opening night. Once again, Ruben Fleischer is behind the camera directing things, and once again, he pulls off an epic zombie comedy movie.
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Zombieland: Double Tap – a Movie Review
Plot and Setting
The movie takes place a few years after the events of what went down after the original Zombieland. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock are all living in The White House together. For the most part, things are going as well as they can in a zombie apocalypse.
Relationships and New Adventures
While Columbus and Wichita are “together” Tallahassee and Little Rock have developed a really strong bond too, almost like he sees her as his daughter. However, Little Rock, being the age that she is kind of wants more from life and she ends up running off with another survivor called Berkely and they headed off to Graceland!
This leads to Wichita taking off after her and Columbus thinking that he has lost her. Columbus is not alone for too long as they meet Madison who is freaking hilarious and one of the best new characters in the movie. Columbus is in for some real drama as Wichita returns and tells them about what happened with Little Rock so our group agrees to go and try to save her and get her back.
Expanding the Story
There is way more going on with Zombieland: Double Tap than there was in the first. More new characters are introduced including Nevada who is played by the always-awesome Rosario Dawson. However, at the end of the day, it is still about our core four characters trying to do what they can to survive.
Evolving Zombie Lore
One of the things that I loved about Zombieland: Double Tap was the way that it expanded the zombie lore. Zombies have evolved into different types, the Homers that are dumb and slow, Hawkings that are smarter, Ninjas that can sneak around and are fast, and T-800s that are strong and require a lot of firepower to put down. I thought that this was a ton of fun and added a lot more to the zombie slaying.
Action and Adventure
Our group eventually ends up tracking down Little Rock who is at some hippie camp in Las Vegas that ends up getting overrun by a bunch of zombies. Lucky for them, this group knows a thing or two about taking out a massive and deadly horde of zombies all at once!
Conclusion and Sequel Impressions
What I like about this movie is that it is a natural and clever extension of the first. At first, I did not like the larger cast, but it kind of needed it to grow from what the first movie was. We needed to see more survivors and what they were doing to survive the zombie apocalypse and at the end of the day, only a couple of them were actually main characters added to our core four.
While I do not think that Zombieland: Double Tap is quite as good as the first movie (even with Rosario Dawson in it!) this is still a great sequel. It is a lot of fun, I liked the new zombie types and whenever I do watch the first movie, I usually end up watching this the next night as they make such a great pair.
- This sequel is awesome and nearly as good as the last movie
- The new types of zombies are a lot of fun and raise the stakes
- Once again the special effects of the zombie slaying are great!
- This has one of the most awesome credit scenes of all time!
- All the extra characters do dilute things just a tad, but I get why they did it
- As much as I love this movie, I still prefer (only just) the original