Funny But Graphic
Release Date: October 02, 2009
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 81 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Producer: Gain Polone
Writer: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
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Columbus is nervous and scared of many things but has managed to survive because of his “survival rules.” He meets Tallahassee, a driven man intent on killing zombies and trying to find a Twinkie.
They meet two sisters, Little Rock and Wichita, and attempt to help them. However, the sisters end up conning them out of their truck and weapons. Columbus and Tallahassee find them and, through a series of events, eventually join forces when they must hold off the onslaught of the zombies at an amusement park.
One of Columbus’ survival rules is to “Not be a hero” and to not help others. However, when the sisters are trapped, he changes his rule to “Be a hero” and overcomes his greatest phobia to help them.
While all of the four humans have suffered loss, we learn that Tallahassee is actually mourning the loss of his young son. The survivors learn that they need to be with each other in order to survive.
The movie is well written with very funny characters and a plot that twists and turns. An unexpected highlight is a hilarious cameo by Bill Murray.
The movie, however, is filled with graphic, extreme violence, which is treated comically at times. The zombies are seen very often eating human flesh and killing people by biting them. And the zombies are shown being killed in many different ways, but mostly by being shot.
Finally, there is plenty of foul language, and it is assumed in the end that Columbus and Wichita will sleep together.
Because of these issues, the movie requires extreme caution on the part of both teenagers and adults.
ZOMBIELAND is well written, with funny characters and a plot that twists and turns. An unexpected highlight is with a hilarious cameo by Bill Murray. The movie, however, is filled with graphic, extreme violence. The zombies are seen very often eating human flesh and killing people by biting them. And the zombies are shown being killed in many different ways mostly by being shot. There is plenty of foul language, and it is assumed that the two teenagers eventually will sleep together. Because of these issues, ZOMBIELAND crosses over into the excessive category for media-wise moviegoers.