Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Zombieland is Zombi-Tastic!

Ok, I need to push that last post slightly further down the page so it’s not in my damn face every time I come here.

So, I might as well talk about how I took my sexy ass to the movies to see Zombieland this past weekend.

I loved it.

If you aren’t new here, then you no doubt remember that I LOVES me some zombies.

Seriously, I’m pretty obsessed with our breathing-impaired brethren.

I watch zombie movies. I play zombie video games. I read books about zombies taking over the world. I play board games where I get to pretend to be a zombie. I even have zombie feetie pajamas.

One of the above statements was NOT true. Guess which one.

Anyway, Zombieland will no doubt inevitably get compared to the other great, recent zombie comedy, Shaun of the Dead. If I had to put the 2 films up against each other, I would have to give the nod to Shaun being the better film of the two.

My reasons? Although Zombieland starts out very cool, funny, and slick (the opening credits were outstanding), I felt that the film kind of loses its way, and that sharp style kind of drops off in the second half. It’s still a good movie throughout, but I feel that Shaun of the Dead kept itself consistent, whereas Zombieland felt more uneven. Hence, my tip of the hat to Shaun being the better film.

But there is a lot to like about Zombieland. It made me laugh on many occasions, and I do believe that this is the first ever film where I thought Woody Harrelson was cool. He played a great character, and he is reportedly already chomping at the bit, begging the director to fast track a sequel.

I hope it happens.

19 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

You loved "Shaun of the Dead" and yet you insist on spelling Shaun with a "w". Dude!

Slyde said...

ah, if only i had the time to sit around in my underwear proofreading my posts like SOME people do.... ass.

dmb5_libra said...

i will always judge all other zombie movies to shaun of the dead.....

i am the diva said...

i loved Shaun of the Dead and i'm looking forward to seeing Zombieland.

mo.stoneskin said...

Trick question, they're all true. Right?

sybil law said...

You don't like zombie board games?!
;)

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this.

..well..I little bit less now but..

JennyMac said...

My favorite line of this entire post:

So, I might as well talk about how I took my sexy ass to the movies to see Zombieland this past weekend.

I am not down with the Zombies. Dont be mad at me.

2abes said...

i'll have to catch it, if you recommend it, it has to be good

GeologyJoe said...

cool i cant wait to see it. i just finished reading 'World War Z' and now need some zombie comedy to off set the zombie horror of the book.

kanishk said...

will always judge all other zombie movies to shaun of the dead.....
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Vinomom said...

I'd really like to see you in those footies! But I don't believe you play games where you prentend to be a zombie. Thats a little far-fetched.

honeywine said...

There's a zombie board game? How did I miss that?

Nej said...

Loved Shaun of the Dead...loved it!!!! Can't wait to see Zombieland, but my schedule won't allow me to go until next week sometime. (sigh)

Chris H said...

I havn't seen either of those... probably not going to either. Give me a good chick flick any day... or TOM HANKS... drool...

Tamara said...

You know my feelings on zombies. I don't have any.

But I am now trying to picture zombie feetie pajamas. Odd way to start the day.

Cocaine Princess said...

Haven't seen this one yet but I have see Shaun of the Dead and loved it too!!

Bruce said...

I can see a trending in modern American media culture here. It used to be Dinosaurs and cute cuddly stuffed animals, but we have turned the courner. In the coming decade I can see that everything is going to be Zombies and Bacon......just you watch.

Bina said...

My 14-year-old saw this movie over the weekend and she said it's the hardest she ever laughed at a movie. I have GOT to see it!