Zombieland (2009)

I had some free time on Tuesday to watch Zombieland on Netflix. Gosh, I like streaming. It saves me time without having to wait for physical discs to arrive. A few years, I was saying how Netflix disc mailers were, and how I didn’t have to drive to/from the video store. Now I’m too tired to deal with going to the mailbox!

I’m not particularly a fan of the zombie horrow genre. That whole creeping death thing freaks me out, and not in a good way. I don’t like more anxiety than I have now, and really, zombies slowly approaching you to eat you isn’t my idea of fun. Still, I’ll enjoy a good movie, even if it involves the aforementioned zombies. I watched most of Shaun of the Dead earlier this year, and that was fairly entertaining. I’ve heard good things about Zombieland, so I thought I’d give it a go.

Zombieland stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. They meet up during a road trip in an attempt to find survivors or some sort of sanctuary. They don’t reveal their original names, but go by the names of their respective home towns. It was an entertaining movie, and I liked the characters. There’s some talk online about a sequel, and I’d watch that.

Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland (2009)

What I liked most about the film were these rules that the Jesse Eisenberg character (“Columbus”) explained to the audience on how to survive in the United States of Zombieland. According to Wikipedia, they are:

  1. “Cardio”
  2. “Double tap”
  3. “Beware of bathrooms”
  4. “Wear seatbelts”
  5. “Cast iron skillet”
  6. “Travel light”
  7. “Get a kickass partner”
  8. “Bounty paper towels”
  9. “Bowling Ball”
  10. “(Don’t) be a hero”
  11. “Limber up”
  12. “Avoid strip clubs”
  13. “When in doubt, know your way out”
  14. “The buddy system”
  15. “Check the back seat”
  16. “Enjoy the little things”
  17. “Swiss army knife”
  18. “Hygiene”
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