The revival of ‘Zombieland’


Jessica Miglio

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (Emma Stone) in Columbia Pictures’ ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP.

“Zombieland Double Tap” brings the 2009 beloved movie back from the dead, reuniting the original cast to take on the undead again. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) all revived their decade-long roles to bring a spectacular and hilarious aspect to zombie movies once more.

In the beginning of the movie, Columbus explains to the audience, openly breaking the fourth wall, where the characters have been for the past ten years and what life has been like. He talks about the new breeds of zombies, such as the Homer, Ninja, Hawking and T-800. Homers are slow and dumb,  distracted by any and everything, which makes them easy to kill. Ninjas are quiet and hard to detect, and when you finally see them, you can only hear your own screams. Hawkings are smart, and they evolved to assess situations and how to deal with them, creating a plan and all. Last, but certainly not least, is the T-800, who are advanced, athletic and strong; you can’t go off of rule numbered two anymore: Double tap to make sure the zombie is dead.

Although it does focus on the original crew, it brings in new faces who add hilarious comedy. Madison, played by Zoey Deutch, creates the person everyone’s been looking for: a privileged, typical white girl. Her character makes you want to laugh and cringe at the same time. We also see Avan Jogia, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson and so many more actors who help you understand the advantages and disadvantages to living in an  apocalyptic world.

  This 2019 sequel really complements the first movie and doesn’t disappoint. Having the original cast in “Double Tap” really makes the whole movie; their commentary, comedy and sarcasm really completes the whole zombie series.