Went into the movie expecting a lot of fun and less of gore. Well, it wasn’t the exact opposite, but yeah, it didn’t just cut it either.
Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a ‘lone’ survivor in the ‘United States of Zombieland’. A certain viral epidemic has caused all living creatures in America to turn to zombies, excluding a few who haven’t been bitten yet. He has his own set of rules that he follows so that he doesn’t get killed, eaten, or bitten by the undead. This set of rules include a complete distrust of bathrooms, a double-tap to make sure that a zombie is really dead and Rule #4: Always fasten your seat-belts.
On his way to Columbus, where he hopes to catch up with his family if they aren’t already zombies, he meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), who has a very sadistic sense of humour when it comes to zombies. Together they set out to find Columbus’s family and a box of ‘Twinkies’ for Tallahassee.
Though there is a lot of gore, blood, and gut-spilling and gut-eating scenes, there are a few touches of humour in just about the right places that don’t give you a nauseous feeling. But if hitting people on their heads once and then again, just to make sure that they are dead, is not your cup of tea you can give this movie a skip.
On a side note, I had a feeling that if this one was made in 3-D, it would have been a lot more scarier and maybe a bit more fun too. But then, that’s just my opinion.
Contributed by Rakesh Nair