Zombieland sequel excites devoted fans 10 years later


Lima Rahar, Staff writer

A new comedy and post-apocalyptic horror movie has been added to the list of exciting movies released this year.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Zombieland: Double Tap is the first sequel to the original Zombieland.

The original 2009 movie featured a team of characters that joined forces to survive amidst a zombie apocalypse. It ended up being somewhat of a success as it raised about $75 million in the box office with a total budget of about $25 million.

Fans are raving and excited for the new sequel and hope that it follows a similar plot that will emanate a scary, yet comedic vibe.

In the original, the plot starts with a road movie threatened by the undead, which ends the scene with zombie brains and guts being splattered everywhere by Wichita and Columbus, the main characters.

This movie is set in an amusement park because what better place is there for a comedic horror movie?
Comedy comes into play when the plot goes to Columbus’ phobia of clowns, which led to many clown jumpscares.

These characters eventually lead themselves to where Bill Murray, another funny character, lives. This scene was what most fans called the most exciting within the whole movie.

Overall, the movie did well building up a fanbase that hoped for a similar sequel. Due to this, fans all seem to agree upon the high standards for this movie that producers had ten full years to perfect.

To have any chance at good reviews from both critics and public opinion, it certainly needs to include both comedy and horror, which is what made Zombieland so memorable in 2009.

Fans are also eager to see the difference between the special effects in each movie as well as the setting, which is likely to be something other than an amusement park.

Another influential factor that the production has favoring them is the core cast, which will remain the same for the main characters.

However, there will be new characters introduced which may change the dynamic of the relationship that fans have built up since seeing Zombieland.

Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see what Fleischer has in store for us with Zombieland: Double Tap after he exceeded standards with his first film. Will it be a bust or will the Zombieland series add to its excited fanbase for a third movie?