2009. USA. Ruben Fleischer. 88 min.
Friday, December 18, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. USA. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. If “Nut up or shut up” becomes the catchphrase of 2009, we'll have Zombieland to thank. One third horror movie, one third comedy, and one third satire—it's a dreadfully successful formula that proves grossly appealing to audiences. When a virus turns most Americans into shuffling, decaying, black-ooze-spewing zombies, four survivors band together for a harrowing cross-country road trip. Columbus (Eisenberg), the movie’s neurotic narrator, first joins up with macho zombie-slayer Tallahassee (Harrelson). Tallahassee is a special breed of dawdling good ole’ boy, but when it comes time to fight off the marauding zombies who stand between him and his beloved Twinkies, he dispatches scores of the hobbling undead using whatever is on-hand, from a car door to a banjo to a pickaxe. When they encounter the con-artist sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), the foursome, convinced there is a zombie-free zone in a Southern California amusement park, hits the road to find sanctuary. Get ready for rotting body parts, zombie clowns, unidentifiable bodily seepage, creepy calliope music, and a hilarious, terror-inducing thrill ride. 88 min.