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    Finally got to see this movie, and I fucking loved it. One of my favourite movies of the year for sure, and purchase worthy.

    The overall atmosphere made me think of a Stephen King-style wasteland (think Cell) and was really well done. It's not really scary or anything, but it still manages to capture the quick destruction of society and the wasteland/loneliness left behind.

    And then, it's also hilarious. Ridiculously funny. All parts are flawlessly cast. Jesse Eisenberg is twitchy and neurotic to a new level, he just seems like his heart rate is constantly much faster than the average human being. Woody Harrelson is the perfect foil to this, constantly smooth, slow, confident, deliberate. All backstories are slim, but effective. The characters are believable, and it's easy to care about what happens to them, and they all seem to grow in some way by the end of it.

    Overall, comparisons to Shaun of the Dead are obviously going to happen, since they're both zombie-comedies. I'd say this is the perfect American counterpart to SotD. Where SotD captures the conservative, restrained, polite British society, still worried about what others think in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, using whatever weapons they can find, Zombieland captures the big-truck-driving, heavily-armed, hot-blooded Americans, as well as the neurotic, shut-in-with-technology type with the paranoia handed down from his parents. Where SotD's comedy is subtle, Zombieland is more in your face, though it still has some brilliant subtlety and timing.

    Bill Murray is fucking awesome Also, it's refreshing to see a zombie movie where none of the main characters die at the end, other than Bill Murray of course, which is the best death ever.
    Last edited by eleven59; 11-12-2009 at 04:23 PM.

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    I concur this was a great movie all around. I will be buying the DVD when it comes out.

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    The Bill Murray thing was fucking hilarious When they put on proton packs and are playing Ghostbusters I almost pissed myself laughing, as well as his death

    It is definitely purchase worthy

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    I finally just now watched this.

    Fuckin' ace movie. For some reason, I laughed the hardest at Woody's face at the end when he finally:


    Eats the twinkie. He looks fucking happy.

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    ^ Yep. I really need to buy this movie

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    i loved it too. it was pretty funny and entertaining.
    Confront and Cry

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    I thought it was OK, kind of funny but not as great as I expected it to be.

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    Saw this a few weeks ago, pretty awesome, laughed very hard!

    Itnerstingly enough: I'm usually not that much into Zombie-films, but i really enjoyed that one and Dead Snow (Nazizombies ftw!) - and most of the guys i know, which are really into Zombie-movies, hated Zombieland.

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