Sling Movie Rental of the Week, Jan. 21-28: Zombieland: Double Tap
Featuring the same A-list stars as the original, Zombieland finally makes its long-awaited return a decade later. Fans of the first film will surely enjoy Zombieland: Double Tap as it satisfies in the same way — a bit gross and terrifying but totally silly and funny.
When we meet them again, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are living their days in the White House. In typical fashion, Wichita and Little Rock disappear in the middle of the night, fearing they’re growing too close to Tallahassee (Little Rock doesn’t want him to be her dad) and Columbus (Wichita is appalled that he proposed to her). In the interim, Columbus meets Madison (Zoey Deutch), a stereotypical dumb blonde who’s managed to survive the Zombiepocalypse in a freezer.
However, Wichita eventually returns, alerting Tallahassee and Columbus that Little Rock has run off with a pacifist named Berkeley (Avan Jogia) to Graceland. What’s so wrong with young love, you ask? Well, there’s been a new rise of “Super Zombies” even more powerful and violent than the ‘normal’ zombies they’re used to dealing with. So, given that she’s dating a hippie pacifist, Wichita is understandably scared for her little sister.
It doesn’t take much convincing to get the group to join her, and they embark on another zombie-filled journey, satisfyingly similar to the first movie. Of course, Madison joins them too, making for some awkward fun between Columbus’s two lovers. They even encounter Albuquerque (Luke Wilson) and Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch) who are eerily similar to Tallahassee and Columbus. Albuquerque is a hothead with a tough guy mentality, and Flagstaff has his own commandments for survival. Sound familiar?
The original cast doesn’t disappoint, and neither do newcomer powerhouses Rosario Dawson and Wilson, but the dark horse acting performance has to go to Deutch, who nails her part. As Berkeley, Jogia also delivers.
Still, what makes Zombieland: Double Tap so enjoyable is that it’s just like the first, bringing back the characters, comedy, and storyline that we all loved in the original. So don’t forget Zombieland Rule #32 (Enjoy the Little Things) and enjoy Zombieland: Double Tap.
Beginning Jan. 21, Zombieland: Double Tap will be available to rent for a one-time purchase of $5.99.
Other new movies now Available:
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Alien Contact: The Pascagoula UFO Encounter
Give Me Liberty
Britt-Marie Was Here
Eaten By Lions
Home with a View of the Monster
I Wrote This For You
Cyrano, My Love
The Big Trip
The Turkey Bowl
Float Like A Butterfly
House of Demons