It takes a certain sense of humor to enjoy a horror comedy film like Zombieland, but if you can laugh at graphic violence and can see the humor in parody, then this is a great movie for you to catch. Brilliantly funny, full of great lines, Zombieland offers a zombie film unlike any other I’ve seen, though perhaps the cult hit Shaun of the Dead comes somewhat close.
Columbus meets up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) while walking down a highway strewn with crashed cars, corpses and even a crashed 747, in a scene reminiscent of the dopey Knowing. Tallahassee steps out of his car to the sf/x of an eagle screeching and they face off, shotgun to shotgun, and Columbus finally decides that the benefit of finding another non-zombie human far outweigh the danger of the situation. For his own part, Tallahassee is a great, larger-than-life character who really makes the movie sparkle. Harrelson is clearly relishing this role too, one that’s simultaneously an homage to his earlier roles (like in Natural Born Killers) and his personal life interests.