Zombieland: Double Tap: Movie Review

Who knew that after a decade we would get to experience a "Zombieland" sequel. This sequel could easily be one of those films that fall into the categories of a film that no one asked for or just totally irrelevant. We could say that time has definitely taken its toll but even with its irrelevancy, "Zombieland: Double Tap" was quite enjoyable and acceptable with a hearty and satisfying fill of laughs in store. It may not be enough to warrant a third film but at least they put some love and effort into it.
The four survivors Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved - as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family. Little Rock is maturing into a young lady and comes with many desires that the group is unable to fulfill. When she decides to bolt with another man and into a Gen Z tribe called Babylon, the others decide they need to save her especially knowing that a new powerful and relentless zombie called a T-800 is out on the loose.
We expected a whole lot worse from "Zombieland: Double Tap" but we actually got to experience a surprisingly acceptable sequel. The crux of this success hinges primarily on its excellent comedy as the film was extremely funny in our opinion. The film found inventive ways to squeeze out every ounce of comedy from its decade old material. We also loved how it was able to introduce new kind of zombies into the mix although only one or two of those actually mattered in the film. The acting was another highlight for the film as the actors exuded great chemistry from each other. The biggest surprise for us was a newcomer with Zoey Deutch who had the perfect performance as the dumb blonde. The action was also great with a climactic battle that was worth the wait. Unfortunately, at the end of it all, even with its positives, "Zombieland: Double Tap" fails to feel substantial or even necessary even. It's a zombie-comedy film made well but as a sequel it fails as it doesn't breath new life into the franchise.
Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- features great acting, comedy, and new zombies to titillate you

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- doesn't really justify having a sequel a decade after