“You can’t trust anyone. The first time I let a girl in my life and she tries to eat me.”
Ok, I have to admit – I don’t consider myself much of a zombie fan. Though, I will see a zombie flick from time to time when the mood strikes me. With Halloween coming, I thought it would be a perfect time to go out and see this movie.
Since I heard a lot of good reviews about the film, I decided to check it out. I’m definitely glad I did!
The quote above sets the tone for the entire movie – it’s a little bit of horror meshed in with comedy. It does have a lot of action and kept my attention. It’s very unique in it’s own sense. When I see zombie flicks, I automatically think it’s only going to be scary. This was not the case with this film.
Watching this movie is like being on a roller coaster ride – it has its ups and downs, its twists and turns. There are a a lot of funny moments mixed in with traditional horror scenes. I especially enjoy the part that involves Bill Murray – I felt very nostalgic seeing him on the screen again. (If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about).
Apart from the comedy and the horror, it also had a message. It made me think and appreciate the little things in life. It also challenged the audience to think that If you’ve lost everything and have nothing to lose, what else is there? It definitely conveys a sense of courage to get its message across about standing up to your fears no matter how scary they might be.
Speaking of “fears,” let’s talk about the zombies themselves. These zombies weren’t the stereotypical type, like the ones in this movie. These zombies were not slow at all – they were fast, extremely fast. They could run. And, they had teeth – very sharp ones. Plus, they could really bite!
Coincidentally, I saw Night of The Living Dead (NOTLD) again before seeing this movie. The zombies in NOTLD were not even as fast or as close to the zombies portrayed in this film. Watching NOTLD and not being much of a zombie fan, I thought all zombies were all the same – kind of slow and not as violent. Though, it definitely was not the case in Zombieland.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. The comedy mixed with zombie horror produced an entertaining kind of movie with a sense of humor and style.
Speaking of style, I really enjoyed the special effects (especially the slow motion) in the beginning of the film and through out. Plus, it made me nostalgic seeing Bill Murray on the screen along with seeing childhood treats such as Twinkies and Sno Balls. (If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Hmmm, maybe another reason to go out and see it!)
If you’re in the mood for a horror type film that can make you laugh, I recommend checking this out!
(Note: For other perspectives on the movie, check out the following reviews from my tweeps:
Happy movie watching!
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