Zombieland: Double Tap
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

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2019/10/9 99 min.


If you have a cool movie that deserves a sequel, it’s Zombieland. The ten-year delay for this to happen can be explained by the rather modest $ 102 million box office around the world of the 2009 feature, but the good news is that the sequel, titled Zombieland: Double Tap, is finally among us again under the command of Ruben Fleishcer.

In the plot, we see the continuity of the disruptive family formed in the first film, which managed for a long time to remain in harmony in the post-apocalyptic world of Zombieland. However, relations were eroding, which led to the stampede of the Little Rock sisters (Abgail Breslin, now a grown up young woman) and Wichita (Emma Stone) of the group, leaving Columbus (Jesse Einsenberg) and Tallhahassee (Woody Harrelson) alone in White House, current team home. However, a new species of zombie will force them to meet again to save their own skin.

What enshrined the 2009 feature was the combination of some factors such as a good balance between humor and action, in addition to the lightness (as opposed to works like The Walking Dead) and the charisma offered by the great and lean cast. In this sense, Zombieland: Double Tap manages to remain faithful to the essence of mythology itself, showing again a closed history and with (almost) all the aforementioned predicates.

There are some defects that prevent this Zombieland from overcoming the previous one. Firstly, because the script (by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham) is very superficial (even for this type of film), where determinant facts in the trajectory of the characters have minimal weight in terms of emotion, such as the father-daughter relationship between Tallahassee and Little Rock. Even the romance between Columbus and Wichita suffers from sloppiness. This neglect of the emotional structure ends up costing the final result.

The tools to modify the dynamics of this universe of zombies a little include some unpublished characters like the great Zoey Deutch (from The Politician series), who lives the unbearable little Madison. She ends up being a rather lazy narrative crutch (flirting with sexual objectification), but the performance of the actress, who has timing for humor, ends up saving her presence.

Nevada is visibly there just to be a romantic couple for Woody Harrelson in Zombieland: Double Tap. As much as Tallahasse deserves, the character of Rosario Dawson, could have been better used, but ends up being relegated to one of those common field figures, who do not challenge actress or actor at any time, watch now the movie to see for yourself.

However, the team of writers gets it right and a lot in jokes, including those that are inserted in the dialogues. The duo Reese and Wernick have a lot of experience since the first film, going through the two Deadpool features, which certainly contributed to the development of the writers in terms of humor. The quality of these jokes varies between sarcasm, tacky phrases exposed to ridicule and self-reference, whether about other zombie works or what is already established in the universe of Zombieland. The spectacular scene involving Bill Murray is the greatest proof of this.

To show that he understands the streak - or to further compensate for the lack of emotional weight in the feature, Ruben Fleisher presents the viewer with a great sequence plan before the final act. It is in these moments that we see the evolution of the zombies better, which have been divided into several types, one of them being resistant even to shots in the head.

Zombieland: Double Tap is a full plate for fans who were longing for this charismatic quartet, once again offering an honest and fun product in many ways. It does not surpass the first, but neither does it propose to do so. It only sins in the delicacy with the emotional structure of the characters, well applied previously, watch online the movie and see if it's worth it.

Original title Zombieland: Double Tap
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