Film #7 of the Halloween 31
I had tried to watch this movie a few years ago, and I found it unfunny, however, it has been recommended to me multiple times by multiple people, and I ended up buying it on Black Friday last year. I have just now gotten around to watching it.
I must say that the writing was a lot more creative than I had initially given it credit for. Presenting the film as a series of "survival rules" is a unique storytelling method that in the end, actually makes it a lot more interesting. The characters in the film are really well-developed. This is ironic, as most of the characters are named only by their origin as an attempt to break emotional connections. The character development works very well, and easily creates audience sympathy. There are also a lot of very funny moments. Bill Murray's cameo is priceless, and the ending amusement park scene has some great juxtaposition.
The film has some great cinematic elements, too. The superimposition of the survival rules onto the footage is cool, and the text's motion along with the action of the characters is amusing. The music design is also interesting, as it works to establish the mood of the film well. Make-up for the zombie characters is visually appealing.
So overall, I ended up really liking "Zombieland". I didn't give it enough chance when I tried to watch it the first time. There are some genuinely funny moments and some really well-developed characters.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Not in its entirety.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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