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Review: Zombieland

Set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-ridden America that's long on gas, electricity and makeup, but short on twinkies and remorse Zombieland is a thrilling but shallow comedic romp.

It's a film that defies a lot of the conventions of its genre. This isn't necessarily a good thing, as the zombie genre generally has good conventions: the undead horde is often a good stand-in for social ills (see Shaun of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead). Zombieland fits in with many other films in the genre that don't try too hard to make a social message. It's in good company; plenty of films like this are entertaining, but I was a bit let down by this aspect.

If title sequences got academy awards, Zombieland would win hands down. The title sequence is simultaneously beautiful, funny and horrific, and should not be missed.

The film was supremely entertaining, but lacked the meaty substance that I'm used to from zombie movies.

See this movie, I give it 0.75 / 1 undead terrors.

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