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Zombieland

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In the blog I talked about Rule # 1 of Zombieland ‘Cardio’ so I thought it was only fitting that I review one of my favourite zombie movies. Some people will say that it is not a true zombie movie but I have to disagree. This is one of the new generation of zombie movies where the victims of the zombie virus do not have to die to become zombies.

The zombies in this movie have all the same characteristics of their undead cousins. The move more slowly, they crave human flesh and they are completely and totally aggressive attacking anybody they see. Although they do move faster than shamblers, they are not as fast as the infected in either 28 Days later or the remake of the Dawn of the dead.

The movie is excellently done, the characters are well developed and likeable; my favourite is Tallahassee; there is a good amount of comedy including a cameo by the legendary Bill Murray, plenty of zombies and an excellent sound track.

If you are a true zombie fan I shouldn’t even have to give you the story line but I will just in case. A loner college student we come to know as Columbus is travelling though a ruined U.S. after a virus evolved from Mad Cow has ravaged the population turning them into flesh eating monsters. Columbus is trying to get to his family in Columbus, Ohio but ends up travelling with three other survivors; Tallahassee, Little Rock, and Witchita. The movie follows these unlikely companions as they make their way through a country now filled with hyper aggressive cannibals. Along the way there are emotional ups and downs and lots of zombie killing in highly creative and entertaining ways.

This movie not only rates high on entertainment but also high on educational value. The rules that are laid out through the movie actually give some really good ideas; mind you most of them should be common sense in any disaster or emergency situation. I highly recommend seeing this movie if you haven’t already. If you have seen it, watch it again.

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