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|Original title:||Zombieland: Double Tap|
|Genre:||Comedy, Horror, Action|
|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Ca. 99 min.|
|Rated:||From 16 years|
Ten years ago Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) joined forces to fight the zombie apocalypse. In the meantime they have settled into the White House and lead a relatively relaxed life. But for Little Rock this is too boring in the long run, which is why she leaves one day. Wichita, who feels somewhat confined in her relationship with Columbus, sets off to search for her sister and leaves the two men alone. Now is the time for Tallahassee to set off again. It's just too bad that Nerd Columbus is sticking to his cheek and that he has a new partner at his side, the naive Madison (Zoey Deutch), who saws Tallahassee's nerves with every word she says. There's soon the question of what's worse: Madison, or the zombies that have developed dangerously in the last ten years…
Ten years ago Ruben Fleischer landed a small cult hit with his directing debut "Zombieland". The call for a sequel quickly became loud. A few years ago there was already an attempt to return to "Zombieland" with an Amazon series. But the pilot failed with the audience, so that the project was not continued. Director Ruben Fleischer, on the other hand, insisted on wanting to shoot a sequel if he managed to get the entire ensemble back in front of the camera. After a long time he actually managed to do that.
You might wonder if too much time has gone into the country. The genre is now heavily overused and the surprise effect with which the predecessor scored is also missing in "Zombieland: Doppel hält besser". Surely, the concept always works in the second attempt if it is oriented to the original. But every time the movie tries to put a scoop on it, the whole thing seems to be too hard to work out. So the humor often becomes simply too flat and causes rather a tired smile, instead of hearty laughter.
This becomes clear for example with the new figure Madison. The idea behind it is quite nice, but the implementation simply doesn't really want to ignite. And so the survival dummy simply seems annoying in the long run. But even though this sequel doesn't quite meet the expectations of the fans, there are still enough moments in which the quality of its predecessor is at least touched upon, whereby Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone in particular are responsible for the strong moments of the zombie comedy. And another tip: Don't jump up and flee the cinema during the credits, because there's another reunion with a particularly popular actor from Part 1! Not a new cult movie, but still with some limitations: Worth seeing!
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