Zombieland 2: Double Tap – Movie Review

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Another fun zombie filled movie from director Ruben Fleischer. Released 18th October 2019 at a run time of 1 hour 39 minutes. 6.8 on IMBD and 68% on Rotten Tomatoes. This was overall another fun, action packed zombie comedy, brilliantly acted and worth watching on a Friday or Saturday night in with some friends. I watched the movie in cinema in October with my mum.

Straight away the film takes the first and continues the carnage and mayhem. There are new rules, new zombies, new characters, new locations but a terrible political theme at the end which kind of detracts from the movies finale. I enjoyed the first and did not want a second movie, but after watching it I think I liked it enough to say, ‘okay give it a try.’ It is acted well, with cameos from Luke Wilson who rolls up in a monster truck but is soon out of the picture. What does the movie lead to? It starts well in the white house, but soon we know that the group needs to get on the road again when little rock disappears having gone off with her hippy boyfriend to live in Babylon, a supposed safe zone. It gets funnier as Tallahassee, Wichita and Columbus try to track her down along with new addition Madison (acted by Zoey Deutch – class indeed). The journey to Babylon is the highlight and main plot point of the film.

The ending I was disappointed with. We have the whole gun laws argument thrown into a zombie comedy which was really, really not needed at all. It ends with a large battle to defend Babylon, a hippy gun free tower from zombies. This was too large a battle to win, yet our heroes win and then engage in a relaxed, hippy and laid back event. I do not think our characters would do this. After all, they are surviving a zombie apocalypse, not travelling to a friends. There are plenty of bloody scenes and a particularly funny moment when Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) encounters another ‘rule maker,’ and the two argue it out over which rules are better.

I would have liked to see more of what made the original work, some humour was forced and a lot of the comedy came from things that were simple. Tallahassee wearing Elvis’s shoes comes to mind.

Overall this could have been more, but it is still a funny, fun zombie comedy and adds to the cinema greatly: My rating: 3.5/5


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