"In those moments where you're not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head, and this lady could have avoided becoming a human Happy Meal. Woulda...coulda...shoulda." - Columbus
release year: 2009
viewing setting: home bluray 9/17/13 and theater, 10/7/09
synopsis: Four survivors of the zombie apocalypse journey across the country, each looking for something.
impressions: Outstanding. This is the ideal mix of zombie-ness and comedy; while the element of danger is definitely there, the filmakers have managed to build in a lot of genuinely funny moments. One guy is just totally serious about his zombie killing, while another has a set of rules (which he often points out) for surviving in a zombie world. These zombies move fast and seem to be dominant (in the entire movie, we only see a handful of non-infected people.)
something this movie has that no other movie has: zombies in an amusement park
acting: Woody Harrelson is a gung-ho zombie killer who's also a bit of a hick. Jesse Eisenberg is a shy, meek guy who lives by his rules but definitely needs help to make it. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are two young female survivors. Bill Murray has a brief role as himself.
final word: Outstanding mix of serious zombie action and funny human moments.
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