Here’s the premise: Hail Hail, the gangs all here!!! Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock are back again and they have moved to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
Rare is it that the sequel lives up to or surpasses the original, but ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP definitely does it, maybe because we already know and love these characters, maybe it’s the script, or just the anticipation we’ve had for the second one to hit. Whatever it is, rejoice in it and all its zombie killing, rule making, double tapping glory!
Director Ruben Fleischer brings us up to date with our favorite zombie killers, and he does a great job. It has been 10 years…yes, 10 years since the first one was made; Little Rock (Breslin) was 13 years old when the first one was made; now she is 23 and ready to rock the world. It is col that they released ZOMBIELAND 2 exactly 10 years after the first one was released.
The script is awesome, giving us a glimpse of what has changed in 10 years, in relationships (or lack of) as well as how the zombies have changed. There are a lot of nods to the original movie and new characters coming on board, as well as enough new storyline that fans of the first one will be satisfied but not feel like it is a rehash of the original script.
The cast does a great job, and you feel the emotions of a group that have been together for a long while, and the myriad of feelings that go with that. I absolutely loved the addition of Zoey Deutch as Madison, she was very funny as well as being a huge wrinkle in the plot. There was a scene with a binocular that I laughed so hard, and even thinking about it later I was laughing. It was also great to see Bill Murray back, in flashbacks of course, and be sure to watch the post credits for more of Bill.
I highly recommend ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP, if you liked the first, you will be highly satisfied with the sequel.