Hard to believe it’s been over 10 years now since the characters of Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) took on the zombie apocalypse in a little movie called Zombieland. Though unexpected, the sequel that took a decade in the making Zombieland: Double Tap hit theaters last October to positive reviews, yet an unfortunately middling box office. Which is honestly too bad as Zombieland: Double Tap accomplished what few sequels could. Namely, recapturing the magic of the first film. Good news is, if you missed out on seeing the modern zombie comedy in theaters, it will be hitting home media formats!
The story follows the gang from the first Zombieland as they attempt to acclimate to some domesticity in The White House only for tensions to grow and their family to grow apart, leading to another explosive adventure through the zombie infested USA. The cast is on point as always, and the dynamic between the characters/actors is as fresh as ever. Woody Harrelson’s boisterous Tallahassee is still a fun, gruff, gruff dude to follow. As well, some new cast/characters liven up the story such as Zoey Deutch as the naive survivor Madison and Rosario Dawson as the badass Nevada. And for those craving more Billy Murray zombie comedy hijinks, stay through the end credits and you will not be disappointed. Let’s just say Garfield 3 happened in the alternate universe of Zombieland and the press junket did not end well.
In terms of special features, the home video release is locked and loaded with undead fun and lots of bloody good behind the scenes footage. Including over 10 minutes of deleted and extended scenes that have some more gags and add to Columbus and Wichita’s romance. A full blown video diary with Bill Murray himself. A number of outtakes and the creation of the environments and Mad Max-esque vehicles in the zombie post-apocalypse plus some more in depth footage of other surprise cameos that pop up. All that, more, and an intuitive director’s commentary.
If you’re in the market for some clever zombie comedy or just want to catch up on an under-seen gem from 2019, follow the rules and load up on Zombieland: Double Tap.
Zombieland: Double Tap hits DVD/Blu-Ray/4K Tuesday, January 21st.