Cinemaster Score: 7.5/10
While some may find it strange that it took 10 years for this once hotly anticipated sequel to be released, the wait was well worth it – as we were given a solid zombie flick that manages to provide equal parts laughter and horror. Per usual, we are introduced to our protagonists; Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Witchita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). Accompanying them are a strong collection of newly introduced characters played by the likes of Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, and many more. Altogether, the cast is what makes this movie as entertaining as it is – with their excellent chemistry on full display. They’re given some hilarious lines throughout the course of the film, but there are definitely times where the humor feels forced and uninspired. Reuben Fleischer returns to direct and does maintain some of the flair that made the first so great. Yet, he also manages to play it much safer by straying closely to the original film’s formula. Mind you, the film is still well-made and entertaining through and through, but it lacks the charm and “lightning in a bottle” factor that was so apparent in its predecessor. As a result, Zombieland: Double Tapped is perfectly fine with being strictly “good” across the board, with little room for exciting innovation or any kind of surprising moments.