If you were a fan who waited for ten years for another installment of the brightly-colored and funky zombie-themed comedy Zombieland, Now the original team (cast directors, writers, and actors) has finally come together to listen to the demands of fans and share the story of the four weird birds that the zombie apocalypse is bringing on. The cycle of things goes on as they say however does this apply in the case of Zombieland 2 double? Keeps Better?
After all the travel across the United States and defending themselves over and over again against the zombies, our four brave heroes decided that they would like to go home and picked the white house that was abandoned to do so. As a result, they live with relative peace and prosperity, barely a reflection of the present global situation. But, the passage of time brings a change in the area as well. While Tallahassee is happy to celebrate Christmas anytime they want and play around in the president’s limousine, frustration is evident in the relationship between Columbus and Wichita.
However, Little Rock has it the most. She has grown into an adult and desires just to converse with her classmates. If Columbus proposes Wichita to salvage their relationship, the two girls are both fed up. They leave behind a sad note; they go to find new shores. But they don’t get far before they must rely on the assistance of two friends who they had left behind. So begins an exciting new journey for the group and their goal is Graceland.
Sometimes, great films have been created that feel like they took place in a way that was not meant to be. The right people get together in the front and behind it; they hit a nerve at the right time. Zombieland could be just such a film that appeared like a group of people had a fantastic amount of fun exploring the genre of zombies (which had already been pretty shattered during 2009) and giving it the news. The fact that it did not sneeze at the box office and, more specifically, the subsequent popularity of the film appeared to surprise the creators more than the public. To capture this kind of, somewhat or broadly random genius, a second time, is almost an impossible task like Zombieland 2. demonstrates.
Perhaps the most crucial factor could be the lack of aspect of surprise. In 2009, nobody was sure what to expect from ZombielandToday, The viewers have their expectations for the sequel, but they’re not all alike. Many liked the over-the-top depiction of violence and the macabre humor accompanying it. Many were in love with the wacky character and hilarious interludes. Reintroducing these elements in the same manner isn’t easy, and even if the film does succeed, the movie does not have a distinct sense of originality as we’ve seen all of it before.
To combat this, they follow through the well-worn route counter this; they go the well-worn path of “more in all things,” which unfortunately isn’t an effective strategy. When ten years ago you could have made do with four characters, some zombies, and a trip to find Twinkies, Today, you’ll need an entire cast of secondary characters, locations, and an artificial zombie classification to tell the same story that is reduced to its basic premise: “A handful of weird men drive around a devastated America and slaughter a horde of zombies.” The fact that all newly introduced elements are broadly not utilized isn’t good. For instance, the different kinds of zombies are described to us in the beginning. However, they’ll rarely appear throughout the game and have nothing to do with the plot.
Another issue with Zombieland 2, however, is that the majority of the cast doesn’t seem to be having the same enjoyment from the film as they did in the past. While Woody Harrelson still appears to be in awe of the character of the crazy Tallahassee, The same intensity of his enthusiasm cannot be observed among the other actors. Particularly Abigail Breslin (as Little Rock) appears as if she would prefer to be away from the film’s production. Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone are good, but nothing more. The newcomers like Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, and Luke Wilson don’t leave much of an impression on their audience. But, this is more because of the script than their actual performances. Therefore, Harrelson remains the highlight of the ensemble, even though this time, he’s standing on his own in a vast field.
Even so, Zombieland 2 is still a good time. The stage design is professional and fluid, as the camera and editing employ fun features that are not superior to the original in terms of humor. And even though it doesn’t quite hit the heights of the previous film, it is still entertaining. Additionally, there’s amazing makeup and set work along with this vibrantly colored and humorous style, which was used perfectly in the playful zombie-themed battle show ten years ago and does. In addition, the soundtrack is also in the same style with its largely insignificant score constantly interrupted by songs classics that don’t match the craziness but afterward, they do it again beautifully.
Sequels typically have a difficult time. They’re not novel ideas. If they are also to carry from the past of a film that was never intended to be a sequel and is regarded by its fans as a cult film, the complexity of the project increases dramatically. The problem is that Zombieland 2. Doppelt halts better is not able to meet this standard. The script veers too far into the old “bigger, louder, and more” traps and expands on the simple yet clever concept by adding unnecessary elements that are never employed. Furthermore, the only character Woody Harrelson seems to be enjoying himself, which hardly accentuates the very amiable bond between the two protagonists. The end result is a delightful zombie action film with bloody, macabre humor and is able to entertain, yet it isn’t quite as good as the quality of the film’s predecessor.