Movie Review: Zombieland: Double Tap


Kirsten Osborne, Staff Writer

WARNING: major spoilers ahead.

Zombieland: Double Tap: the movie I have been waiting for since I was seven years old. On October 18th, 2019, ten years after the original movie came out, we were finally blessed with the second part in the Zombieland series. 

Following Tallahassee, Columbus, Little Rock and Arkansas, we watch as they attempt to live a domestic lifestyle in the post apocalyptic world they have been stuck in for ten years now. The four survivors live in the white house where they made their permanent home, but the movie follows their journey to Memphis to find their friend who ran away to be with her pacifist boyfriend.

However, it is not as easy as it used to be. Although they figured out the behaviors of the types of zombies, there is a new “breed” they will have to fight. They are smarter, faster, and stronger than anything they have had to face.

On the way to Graceland, they stumble across other groups of survivors, including a duo who seem to be Tallahassee and Columbus’ parallels. However, most of these companions they find do end up turning into zombies that the main characters must fight off. 

The most notable person they stumble upon is Madison, who seems to not have a care in the world. She does not seem like the person who would survive in a dangerous world full of ravenous flesh-eating monsters, but somehow she has stuck it out by staying in a mall freezer. They think she got turned into a zombie so they kick her out of the group, but she later finds them and stuns everyone by being perfectly fine. 

Eventually, they find their runaway friend and save the pacifist community she had made herself a part of. They knock out the new breed of zombies, but not before Tallahassee finally gets his “Zombie Kill of the Week”. 

It’s a wonderful sequel to the first movie, finally giving a satisfying ending to the cliffhanger from the original movie. The special effects haven’t changed, with the floating “zombieland rules” floating in the air and “Zombieland awards” still a staple. The movie has grossed $44 million worldwide already and is a hit to lovers of the Zombieland franchise. 

Chloe Young, 12, reflects on her opinion of the movie. 

“I really appreciated that it was just as good as the first movie. Usually, in sequels, the humor declines, but Zombieland: Double Tap was an amazing continuum of the story,” Young said. 

I thought the film was just as good as the first movie, Zombieland. it was the best sequel I have ever seen, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the original. 

(Movie poster from IMDb)