Sunday, October 18, 2009


I never thought I'd be a fan of the zombie apocolypse genre (I wonder if anyone ever anticipated it becoming an actual genre), but there are some great movies out there dealing with the undead who crave human flesh! My faves include Sean of the Dead, 28 Days Later and I Am Legend*.

Zombieland seems like a nice addition to the group and I quite enjoyed watching it. Jesse Eisenberg has made a nice transition from the horrible, unwatchable, awkwardness that was The Squid and the Whale into Adventureland and now Zombieland (both of which involve theme parks, what's up with that?) I think he's a very charming and likeable actor. How long he can milk his charming, virginal, nice-guy thing, I don't know.

Zombieland is fairly gross, in case you're wondering, and sometimes it really stressed me out because it glorifies violence in a sort of slow-mo heads-smashing way that's still really disgusting even if the person getting its head smashed is a zombie. But, it's also funny and actually has a good story. Woody Harrelson, who I usually find a little tiresome, is only slightly tiresome. V. funny guest star bit from Bill Murray.

* I know this one's technically vampires, but, come on.


dad said...

I guess your Mother wouldn't want to see this? (yes or no) I think I know the answer.

KHM said...

OK: Woody Harrelson? Total psychopath; haven't been able to watch him since Natural Born Killers.

The Squid and the Whale? Really awful---how did that flick do so well?

The Undead? That's my older sister, Tracy.

I'm glad you had a good movie weekend; we saw "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" even though I really wanted to see "Where the Wild Things Are". Cloudy.. was v. cute. Funny science geek jokes all over the place!