First of all, $9.25 is far too much to charge for a matinee showing, regardless of “Digital Projection” or what have you.
Secondly, “Zombieland” is one of those movies that I probably would have paid little attention to normally, but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen one in theaters and Brooke was (surprisingly) willing to go along and see it (likely in return for Wild Cherry Pepsi and Sno-caps).
Anyway, “Zombieland” is about a group of strangers that meet up randomly whilst traveling across the southwestern United States after a zombie outbreak has brought civilization to a screeching halt. Unlike your typical George A. Romero zombie movie, this one takes a more humorous look (a la “Shaun of the Dead“). The movie is surprisingly funny, with plenty of creative ways to kill zombies throughout. And the humor is genuinely funny, rarely forced – even Brooke was laughing throughout (though, admittedly, not as much as me). You actually kinda care for the characters throughout, which is more than I can say for most other zombie movies. This is probably the best movie Woody Harrelson has been in that I can remember, and certainly the most amusing.
I mean, the climactic end takes place in an amusement park. Just think about all the fun you could have with zombies at the carnival. 🙂
There’s not much more to say about it, really, without giving away the more surprising bits of the film. It’s not a movie that I plan on buying, but I’m quite glad I saw it. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon: a fun, and entertaining ride.