“Zombieland 2- Double Tap” review

By: Kaitlyn Kazara 

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Any sequel to any film is predetermined to be subpar in comparison to the original. “Zombieland 2 – Double Tap” is no exception, however it wasn’t as bad as one would assume. 

It had been a decade since the original “Zombieland” came out in 2009, but not much has changed for the ones living in the apocalypse. People are still trying to survive and are killing any zombies they come into contact with, however the zombies have now become harder to kill. A new breed has entered the ring, the T-800’s.

The film was far more gruesome and grotesque than its original counterpart, but that did not make it any harder to predict when and how a zombie would die, or who will turn into a zombie next.

Veterans from the previous film including Columbus, played by Jesse Eiseberg, Tallahassee, played by Woody Harrelson, Wichita, played by Emma Stone and Little Rock, played by Abigail Breslin, are forced to adapt to not only a new breed or zombies, but an unwelcome breed of humans.

Zoey Deutch, who played a dumb blonde named Madison, poked fun at the stereotype of a basic white girl in the 21st century.  Her vegan remarks, hot pink wardrobe and easy to offend attitude had the theater roaring in laughter. It was amusing how much she tried the “old man’s” patience. 

The title of the movie holds a double entrada as well. Double tap is known as the second rule Columbus’s created for surviving zombieland so it makes since that it is the name of the second movie. However the mirrored meaning also applies to the characters.

Albuquerque is played by Luke Wilson, Tallahassee’s double in style and personality and Flagstaff, played by Thomas Middleditch is almost a clone of Columbus. The interaction between the two was very comical and the only person who was able to see the resemblance was Wichita.

Overall, the movie was pretty enjoyable and I would rate it about a 7.5/10. I was disappointed however that there was no Twinkie expedition in the movie as it was Tallahassee’s driving force in the original. If that element would have been implemented I would have rated it a solid 8/10.

Featured Image by: “zombie-works” by Swingman is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

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