Sound Off: Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
October 2, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? This is a movie that most of us have been waiting to see ever since we first heard about it a year or more ago. Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland hits theaters this weekend and it deserves to be seen! But is it as good as Shaun of the Dead? Or are these two movies even comparable? Does it live up to the hype? Does it stand on its own as a great zombie comedy or not? Does it have big story flaws and not enough zombie kills or even laughs? Or is it a hilarious comedy with plenty of zombie mayhem? Sound off below, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of Zombieland!
To fuel the fire, I really enjoyed Zombieland quite a bit. I've seen it twice now and it definitely gets better upon a second viewing, but it's not necessarily one of my favorites of the year. It's much less of a movie about zombies and killing them than it is about the relationship of the four leads. The appearance by Bill Murray was downright hilarious and will go down as one of the best cameos of the decade. It has a few slow spots during the middle, but everything at Pacific Playland at the end was great. It's no Shaun of the Dead but it's not far behind, which is a fine achievement for Ruben and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
What did you think of Zombieland? One of the best zombie comedies or not enough comedy?