Review and Synopsis of the Film Zombieland: Double Tap

Synopsis Film Zombieland – In 2009, Zombieland first appeared on the big screen and received a positive impression from the audience and critics. This good response obtained because this film combines the essence of horror, gore, comedy in one unit that is fresh and not stiff. What’s more interesting is that Zombieland shines even more because it stars top Hollywood actors.

After ten years, Zombieland: Double Tap appears as a sequel while maintaining the previous characters from Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. Unlike the satirical and political zombie films of the late George A. Romero, this second sequel still presents jokes and social satire wrapped in the premise of a world disaster caused by a zombie outbreak.

A decade is a very long time for a film to spawn a sequel. Due to this time gap, Zombieland: Double Tap has minor elements such as the plot tends to be monotonous and there is no significant character development. Even so, this film was a financial success, earning 122 million dollars worldwide.

Synopsis Film Zombieland

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Synopsis Film Zombieland

A quartet of survivors consisting of Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock finally find a comfortable place to live after years of being nomads avoiding the invasion of zombies. They were lucky because they managed to occupy the White House, the former residence of the President of the United States, and enjoyed all the facilities inside.

The four people are now getting closer and their relationship is developing like a family. Columbus had an affair with Wichita, while Tallahassee already considered Little Rock his own favorite child. However, Little Rock is now a teenager, and starting to get bored of Tallahassee being overprotective of him. Apart from that, Columbus’ relationship with his girlfriend was not going well. Problems then arise, Little Rock and Wichita decide to run away and go on an adventure alone. On the way, they then met a hippie named Berkeley who apparently was able to attract the attention of Little Rock.

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Columbus and Tallahassee hunt zombies

Because he was sad to left behind by Wichita and Little Rock, Columbus and Tallahassee hunted zombies in a mall, until finally they met a beautiful and innocent survivor named Madison. Columbus then invited her to live and settle in the White House, and the two became involved in a romantic relationship.

Unexpectedly, Wichita returned to the White House and brought the bad news that Little Rock had left him, then ran away with a young hippie to Graceland (Elvis Presley’s home). Columbus, Tallahassee and Wichita plus Madison then search for Little Rock’s whereabouts while dealing with zombies who have now evolved to become stronger.

Synopsis Film Zombieland

The Zombie T-800 Is a Real Threat

While the quartet of Columbus, Little Rock, Wichita and Tallahassee lacked character development, this film introduced the T-800 zombie as an evolution of a more vicious, powerful and wild man-eating creature. This name given by Columbus who refers to the Terminator character played by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The T-800 zombie is a very appropriate horror character to appear in this film to color the less exciting storyline. Just imagine, if director Ruben Fleischer and his scriptwriter didn’t give a new touch to this second sequel, maybe Zombieland: Double Tap would end up very boring.

These creatures become a frightening and annoying specter throughout the film because they cannot killed easily. The audience must be prepared to accept the brutality of Tallahassee and Columbus when the two of them kill the T-800 zombie by cracking its head, and blood splatters everywhere. That one of the gore elements that is tried to be displayed in this film.