Zombieland movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This brilliant zombie horror-comedy is very entertaining, original, hysterical and yes, super violent. Zombieland has a great cast and is awesome for fans of Shaun of the Dead.


During the zombie apocalypse, a quiet college student travels across a zombie-filled America after meeting an eccentric stranger in search of the last Twinkie and two sisters trying to reach an amusement park.

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Movie details

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray, Amber Heard
Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Release Date (Australia): 3 December 2009
Runtime: 88 minutes/1h 28m
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film includes thematic material relating to a zombie apocalypse and death.

Violence (MA15+)

There are frequent scenes in which zombies are hit with objects and shot, accompanied by large sprays of blood. There are also scenes in which people are attacked and eaten by zombies, accompanied by gory injury detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes uses of the words “f**k” and “s**t”, in addition to uses of “bitch”, “ass” and “bastard”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes marijuana smoking.

Nudity (PG)

The film includes a scene in which a female zombie’s breasts are briefly viewed with obscured nipple detail.

Sex (PG)

The film includes verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

R (for horror violence/gore and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Zombieland masters what every zombie comedy should behold: equal amounts of refreshing fun, gruesome gore and satisfying delight. However, it’s quite rare when we’re provided with exactly that. The most recent blast was 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, in which horror-comedy fans received amusing characters and a gory adventure – with a hilarious touch.

Zombieland seems to be a parody of Shaun of the Dead, except it’s been chopped, split, divided, tossed and built totally differently. Nearly the entire population of humanity has been bitten and transformed into zombies from the first few minutes. And the people left are some of the hysterical characters. Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are the brilliant main duo, accompanied by more memorable characters played by Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.

Horror movies need fascinating characters, but comedies need funny characteristics. Zombieland, a horror-comedy, includes both. Plus, we’re also treated with a hilarious Bill Murray along the way. If you’re just looking to be entertained, this movie also has you covered. Zombieland will have viewers laughing all the way, exhilarated by its speed and surprised by the overall theme.

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