Ten years is not usually the waiting time between a movie and its sequel. Welcome to Zombieland (2009) it became a cult film that did not accompany the box office too much and barely got about 100 million dollars at the box office (although it managed to remain profitable since it cost about 25). However, as is often the case in most niche products, word of mouth once it was already on sale made the popularity increase and Sony Pictures decided to bet on a sequel that would keep all the essence possible.
Of course, that is the great attraction of Zombieland: Double Tap: meet with those old surviving colleagues of the zombie apocalypse and see what has happened to their lives 10 years later, since the film is about to respect the real time span with that of the frames of one and another tape. Of course, new characters come to this sequel and, although we liked it, the most staunch fans may not be so excited that the true protagonist of the film, the one that stands out the most, is Madison (Zoey Deutch), a stereotypical spoiled girl that, ridiculously, ends up being the one that makes us laugh the most in this apocalyptic humor tape, watch online the movie to see for yourself if it lives up to its predecessor.
Much of this excess of prominence is the fact that the original cast is not as coral as before. We do not know if Emma Stone could not have as many available days of shooting as her male partners, but her role is perhaps too residual for what Wichita mattered on the first tape. The premise of the sequel, at least, manages to justify it at the plot level. The reason for the survivors to move from that home in which they managed to settle - the very White House - is that Little Rock has decided to become independent, Wichita abandon the Columbus and Tallahassee cazurros, and they go after the women of his life, as a couple and in paternal-subsidiary relationship, respectively. In this way, it is the dynamic between Eissenberg and Harrelson that is most potentiated.
Along the way will appear these new survivors, who continue to present different lifestyles that they adopted after the outbreak of the apocalypse. Obviously, how could it be otherwise in the sequel to such an exaggerated tape, almost all are clichés with legs that usually fit quite well within the great universe of the absurdity that has been created.
The most insightful and faithful fans will have realized that the subtitle of this Zombieland: Double Tap refers to one of the rules that Columbus applies to try to stay alive as long as possible. The second in its peculiar dogma, to be more precise. Obviously, this characteristic point is still present, although it loses freshness with respect to the first. To try to find something that has the equivalent impact, the film relies on recalling certain ways that some humans have killed the undead, in those defined as "Zombie kill of the year", the best of the tape.
It is one of the background resources to get more out of the great Tallahassee antihero who gives life to a Woody Harrelson for which it seems that the years have not passed. The character has the crisis of 50 and does not know very well what is the purpose of his life. He has sacrificed to settle in a safe place to protect his dysfunctional false family, but deep down he is a free soul who wants to travel in a good car (not in a grimy minivan), trying to star in the next "death of the year ".
Along the way will appear a trio of new additions that also stand out a lot: Albuquerque (Luke Wilson), Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch) and Nevada (Rosario Dawson). From the first we are going to let it be you who discover their true and fun role to avoid the surprise, while the character of Dawson can say that it is the classic badass action heroine that would come to replace Emma Stone's decline in prominence . We know a little about their participation, which in itself is a criticism of this film, but we hope that if there is a Zombieland 3 it will be one more.
The 10 years of waiting have been worth it. Zombieland: Double Tap presents a somewhat less original story than the first, because it focuses too much on highlighting the strengths of the personalities of the different surviving clichés that it presents, both new and original characters, watch now the movie and enjoy this sequel to one of the most beloved gore comedies of recent times.