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Jesse Eisenberg was first noticed for his lead role in Adventureland. This year he starred in Zombieland with Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson. (I hope next time, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a film called Seamonsterland. Ehehehe. Korni.)

Zombieland was a big commercial success and it has to do with its fresh take on the zombie movie. While most zombie movies focus on the horror and gore of being eaten by another brainless human being that was once your mom, a few zombie movies have either focused on the comic relief of the situation or on the very serious question of humanity and communing with civil society. Zombieland combines both by telling the comedic tale of four people who were isolated from everyone else even before everyone else became zombies.

The story is narrated by Columbia (Jesse Eisenberg) and begins as an enumeration of his rules to surviving a zombie outbreak. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick add wit to Columbia's narration, which wasn't at all annoying or overbearing. Columbia mentions that his dream is to brush a girl's hair over her ears. When he encounters sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) amidst a zombie attack in a grocery store, he thinks "Someone's in danger of having her hair brushed over her ears".

My favorite scene has to be when the four characters meet Bill Murray who is not a zombie but is dressed as one to blend in.

Plus points for not ending the movie by taking the characters to some happy shiny zombie-free sanctuary or finding the cure for the Mad Cow/Mad People disease. Minus one point for not explaining why the sisters wanted to go to a theme park in California. Minus one point for only showing gore at distant angles. Totaling 8/10.

*Picture from ShockTillYouDrop.com

We've shown you some zombie flicks we like. Pray tell, what is your favorite zombie movie? And why?


I hate you for getting to watch this already. Is it currently playing in theaters?

My favorite zombie movie is Dawn of the Dead (the 2004 Zack Snyder version). Because I watched it in a mall on psychedelics. And the movie had zombies in a mall. And I thought the other people around me were zombies.

TMI on psychedelics hahaha.

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No. Illegal DVD. TMI. hahaha.




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