Zombieland: Double Tap is more of the same from its predecessor, but the superb cast makes it so wickedly fun.
Zombieland: Double Tap Synopsis
10 years after the events of the first movie, the gang has more or less settled into the semblance of a family. Correspondingly, Little Rock finds Tallahassee’s over-protectiveness increasingly unbearable, while Wichita freaks out from commitment anxiety when Columbus proposes to her. After the sisters run away, Tal and Columbus reexamine their lives, with Tal eventually deciding to return to being a lone wolf. One day, Wichita returns with news that Little Rock has run off with a gun-hating hippie. Aghast, the dudes immediately set off to save her.
I enjoyed Zombieland: Double Tap. It being 10 years, there was a small need to read the synopsis for part 1 before watching. But with or without that, it was still easy to indulge in this sequel.
The talented cast made the movie so easy to love with their superb, naturalistic portrayals; all were hilariously hysterical when appropriate while introspective during the quiet moments. I especially loved Zoey Deutch’s depiction of the classic pink-wearing dumb blond, stereotypical as that might be. Oh gosh, how Tallahassee nailed it when saying she’s zombie-safe. There’s simply no brains for the undead to feast on!
As for the main complaint by reviewers worldwide, that of this sequel not growing the humour or saga, frankly, that didn’t matter to me. Again, it being 10 years since the legendary first episode, I didn’t mind a rehash. Actually, I’d even say I welcome it.
In its own comical way, I feel Zombieland: Double Tap does grow the story too. There’s no world resolution but you see the end-transformations of survivors struggling to adapt to this grim world. Big question for the moment: would I want a part 3? Yeah, why not? I’d be more demanding with plot developments if that happen. But should the same attractive cast return, I’d likely not be too picky too.