The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio. When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons... were the fatties.
I love this film to death. As you all know, I'm a huge, HUGE fan of zombie films, because it helps me de-stress (weird much?). Now, to have a comedy film involving zombies and the end of the world, well, wow. You'd think that this is a real rip-off and that the actors played their parts poorly, but they didn't. Wisecracks, witty lines, and having a geeky guy being the main character and narrator of the film AND one of the survivors of the outbreak make this film unique, and at times, enthralling.
Columbus (Eisenberg) is a high school geek who is trying to make his way back to his hometown in Ohio, all the while trying to stay alive using 32 rules which he avidly follows as he treks through the perilous Zombieland. Along the way, he meets Twinkie addict and gun toting cowboy, Tallahassee, who has a penchant for Hummers and painting '3' on the sides of the vehicles he uses. At first, the two don't really hit it off, but when they meet a sister tandem of Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin), they are forced to work together, especially after the two steal their car and everything in it. However, the four are constantly thrown together, and in the end, they decide to work together - up to a certain point. The four learn more about each other during their travels, and after a mishap in Bill Murray's (Murray) mansion, they separate ways. Columbus, however, is hesitant to leave the sisters on their own, and his hunch proves right when Wichita and Little Rock are attacked by hundreds of zombies in the theme park of their dreams.
This film oozes with originality, and I love the screenwriters and director for that. Plus, they were able to infuse horror with comedy effortlessly, and this feat certainly pulled off. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone. ;)