Thursday 5 August 2010


Watched Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson, on DVD tonight. I was a bit dubious about this as it was billed as America's answer to Shaun of the Dead, which is quite a challenge. In my view, though, it succeeded to a startling degree, even though Harrelson does seem to be getting uglier as he gets older - though at the same time he also seems to be getting more character - a long way on from his days in Cheers!

I liked the wacky humour of the running commentary from computer geek Jesse Eisenberg, who has his own set of rules for surviving in a world dominated by the living dead. Harrelson, on the other hand, is determined to kill as many zombies as he can in his search for the world's last Twinkies. Complete with a guest appearance by Bill Murray playing himself, and a pair of sisters who live off their wits and their ability to double cross and con anyone, this is a far cry from Dawn of the Dead, even though it does have its own fair share of gore!

It's quite a bit different to most other zombie films, but doesn't cheat on its premise even though it is a comedy and succeeds in making the end of the world look remarkably real.

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