Zombieland is a 2009 Comedy Horror staring Jesse Eisenberg as the main protagonist but also has other huge names such as the stunning Emma Stone (see her allurement below) Bill Murray, Abigail Breslin (will also be in the pictures below) and the wonderful Woody Harrelson. On IMDB they say the following about the film: “A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.” I’ll approach this per character so they all have there own selection of information, it may be a single paragraph or it may be more. Read to find out.
Ladies first so I shall start with the beauty that is Emma Stone. In the movie we don’t get told real names because they don’t want to “Get to close” So the guys go by where they are going to and the girls names we never get a reason for. I reckon it is where they are born, it is highly possible that siblings are born in different places. Emma will from this point on be called Wichita.
Wichita is travelling with her sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) to go to Pacific Playland (a theme park) yep. That’s right. In a zombie apocalypse they are going to a theme park. We first bump into them in a shopping centre where they trick the guys (names to come later) into giving them there weapons and the Cadillac so they can keep traveling to the bloody theme park. WORST APOCALYPSE BASE EVER.
The girls appear again later on after the Cadillac breaks down and the guys are driving past them. Lets just say that two grown men get tricked by a twelve year old girl and her twenty year old sister. Twice. Later on Wichita starts to get feelings for Jesse Eisenberg’s character (Columbus) and that ruins her plans of getting her sister to Pacific Playland. Or does it make it all work out better? Watch and find out.
We don’t find out much about Little Rock throughout the film apart from the fact that she is the sister of Wichita and she LOVES Pacific Playland. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) take a father bond to her as he lost his kid to the apocalypse. It may also help that Little Rock doesn’t have a father figure anymore. .
Tallahassee is the Zombie killing, gun loving Twinkie eating bad ass we all want in a film because we just know that they will make the film 100x. As I said he takes a father like role to Little Rock during the apocalypse, he shows her the correct way to shoot a shotgun and how to hit her target more often then she was doing.
Now for the big kahuna that is Columbus. The film starts with Columbus telling us about himself, how he is stuck inside because he is scared of pretty much everything outside of his apartment and about his 32 rules of survival in Zombieland (see some below). As he works out what happens he starts to travel to Columbus to go to his parents who are shut ins just like he is, throughout this journey he keeps thinking of finding a girl to take home to them one day. Or in his case a girl to take him to her parents. He first stumbles across Tallahassee and his Twinkie obsessive ways. They then travel together for a while before pulling up to a shopping centre to fine some aforementioned Twinkie’s, this is the shopping centre where they meet the girls.
As they travel across America some of his rules get adapted a little bit, some get changed completely and others are scraped all together. Don’t be a hero becomes Be a Hero, when he has to save Wichita and Little Rock.
Always wear your seatbelt gets scrapped completely when Wichita says that the seatbelt is the least of her worries at the moment. Columbus tries to get a moment going by taking his seatbelt off also and saying that it feels freeing.
Always check the backseat seems to carry across the film except from when the can was in the locked garage that zombies couldn’t get into.