Movie Review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” is a fun second trip into the apocalypse

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since “Zombieland” surprised both audiences and critics, with a fun and action packed take on the zombie apocalypse. But here we are and it’s sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” brings back the laughs with a much more seasoned cast that makes for an enjoyable second outing.

Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin are all back and have settled into a comfortable living in an undead world. When growing pains starts pushing their relationships apart, they find themselves back on the road making new friends and fighting new enemies.

And once again it all works really well.

The material is all so easy for the decorated cast and the subject matter is an easy watch for the audience. This allows everyone to not take it so seriously and have a good time. Ruben Fleischer still delivers on the action and just like the first movie there is some genuine danger here so you won’t get bored. The humor hits more times than it misses and even the return of the loud graphics still work the second time around.

On the negative side, this isn’t exactly Shakespeare. Stone probably won’t win her second Oscar for this one and you’re only going to get as excited during this movie as your taste for the genre will allow. It’s a breezy hour and a half and just like the first movie you might still need a reminder you saw it six months from now.

Still, “Zombieland: Double Tap” is just as good as the first film and while we’re all a little older, we’ll still be glad we returned for another trip.


Zombieland: Double Tap:


Rated: R

Runningtime: 1 hour 39 minutes

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