Zombieland: Double Tap was a fun movie to watch. It expanded on the Zombieland universe we were introduced to in 2009. Most of the jokes were amusing and I especially liked the references to Terminator 2: Judgement day.
The characters have not changed very much since we last saw them. Little Rock might have the most going on because she’s a teen or young adult who wants to separate from the group to find love in a post-apocalyptic universe.
After Little Rock leaves the group to find a sanctuary with a passivist name Berkeley, Tallahassee, Columbus, and Wichita go to find her. The road trip takes up most of the movie.
A surprising favorite in this movie was Zoey Deutch, she plays Madison in the movie. I thought her character was going to be annoying, but her comedy and naivety played well off of Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Wichita’s (Emma Stone) sarcasm.
Some of the most memorable moments in the movie include Tallahassee trying to find any vehicle other than a minivan. The amount of trouble he went through to find different vehicles only to have them explode or breakdown was hilarious.
Also, there is a point in the movie where we meet Nevada (Rosario Dawson) who becomes a love interest of Tallahassee. Through her, we experience Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Tallahassee’s battle against themselves in a sense. The characters Albuquerque and Flagstaff played by Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch have the same personalities. Their exchange is one of the best parts of the movie.
This movie also shows you that the new generation can learn from older generations. The commune that Little Rock goes to is defenseless and Tallahassee comes up with a plan to destroy the evolved zombies. If Tallahassee wasn’t there the entire community would have been overrun by zombies.
I have no complaints about this movie. If you were a fan of the first movie you will appreciate the time jump and the clear explanations of how things got the way they are. However, I do wonder how many people were killed because someone thought they were turning into a zombie but they were just having an allergic reaction. That sucks to think about.