Horrorfest 2019 Presents: Zombieland: Double Tap (2019, Ruben Fleischer)


Sequels can be very tricky and history is littered with plenty of bad ones. Also there are times when those involved wait too long to make a new installment, which results in that effort failing. However I liked Zombieland: Double Tap even though it happened 10 years after the last movie, which was a really funny and delightful zombie comedy with plenty of gore. Well guess what folks: this new movie also is a delightful zombie comedy with plenty of gore! They even have super powered fast moving zombies now! Plus Zoey Deutch is a new part of the cast and she is beyond adorable and hilarious as Madison! I guess the critics didn’t like this one as much but when did I and other horror fans ever care anyways?

Alright so there are jokes that do not work, and Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson do have an odd subplot that is not very funny. Emma Stone probably could have been left out, honestly, and Jesse Eisenberg goes through the motions at times. However Deutch breathes life into what could have been a mostly cash grab effort that was made to appease fans of the original like myself and others. I doubt we will see a Zombieland 3, yet if we do I will probably go see it. Franchise horror is hard to do, and I admire ones such as Scream for bringing back everyone and finding out new ways to keep the audience engaged. Oh and next time more Rosario Dawson, please. If you actually stay for the credits there is a neat and funny moment that I wish had actually made it into one of the two movies.

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