I’ve been looking forward to Zombieland since the Comic Con Zombie Walk sponsored by the movie. Finally got to see it and it did not disappoint. Zombieland is not destined to be the kind of cult classic Shaun of the Dead is, but it is still damn funny.
Sure, it is a horror movie and has a lot of black zombie blood spilled, so it is not for the squeamish, but Zombieland is really more of a comedy than a scarefest. A very gory disgusting blood-splattered comedy with very funny makeshift weapons. Woody Harrelson’s badassery and Jesse Eisenberg’s fearfulness play off one another to laugh out loud effect. There is a cameo in it that was almost as awesome as Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so that is all I’ll say on that.
Here is a fun fact to know and share: Jesse Eisenberg, who plays the most frightened person on earth in Zombieland is menaced by a zombie clown in the movie. I think that is some sort of internet double whammy getting clowns and zombies in the same place. The amusing trivia on that, though, is that Jesse Eisenberg’s mother worked as a professional clown for twenty years. Hopefully not a zombie one.