Saw Zombieland again last night, on DVD this time. What a great movie, just as good this time as it was in the theater. Who knew a zombie movie could be so clever, so downright funny?
Some of my favorite parts—
Tallahassee’s eternal search for Twinkies
The homage to the shoot-out at the OK Corral when Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson)
The shout-out to Stephen King with Columbus’s fear of clowns
Columbus’s claim that he had sex in the back of a FedEx truck with a girl named Beverly Hills
The twanging of “Dueling Banjos” in the grocery store, again in the search for Twinkies
Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone as a 12-year-old con artist and her sister
Thank God for rednecks!
Sister Cynthia Knickerbocker and her zombie kill of the week
Bill Murray playing the part of…Bill Murray
Bill Murray’s death rattle–inhale–death rattle
An apparently endless supply of ammunition
It had to be a clown, a zombie clown at that
The continuing search for Twinkies
A little sunscreen never hurt anybody
Now, I ask you—how could the powers that be not nominate this for an Oscar? At the very least, shouldn’t it get one for visual effects or makeup? And, hey, what about the writers? At least it was nominated for Best Comedy movie by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. See, even the critics loved this movie!