Zombieland: Double Tap
99 minutes | Rated R
Zombieland: Double Tap grabs viewers from the opening studio logos and takes them along on a highly enjoyable ride through a zombie-infested America first seen in 2009’s Zombieland. The film begins with the returning main characters from that film, Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Emma Stone as Wichita, and Abigail Breslin as Little Rock, taking up residence in the abandoned White House. Since the first film, they have become sort of a family. Little Rock is feeling a bit trapped, and is wanting to go out on her own and be with others her age. After replacing the blindfold on the portrait of Lincoln in the Lincoln bedroom, Columbus proposes to Wichita handing her the Hope Diamond. The next morning Tallahassee wakes him up. The girls have left a note, and driven off on their own in his precious “Beast.”
While gathering supplies at a mall, Columbus encounters Madison, played by Zoey Deutch. She has survived by living in the freezer at the yogurt shop. He invites her back to the White House. The following morning, they awake to find Wichita looking for weapons. It seems that Little Rock ran away from her with a musician from Berkley that they met and she is going after her. They all set out together to find Little Rock and get the “Beast” back.
Zombieland: Double Tap is a highly enjoyable often laugh-out-loud delight of a movie. It is a rare sequel that builds upon the original, but can also be enjoyed if you haven’t seen the first one. It may even be better than the original. The cast is excellent and the movie also features appearances by the likes of Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Bill Murray, and Al Roker.
Zombieland: Double Tap is rated R for violence, gore, language, and some drug references it is suitable for older teens and up. If you even remotely enjoyed the first movie you should return for seconds with this one. I rate it four out of five “Homers.”