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Zombieland – Can Zombie films be funny?

Zombieland is a 2009 film about a group of mismatch survivors of a Zombie apocalypse.

The film actually deals with real apocalyptic Zombie themes. Such as survival, the need to band together to get through the madness, the constant need to be on the look-out for flesh eating undead. Along with the actual apocalyptic themes present, the filmmakers are able to insert humor into the theme.

One interesting bout of humor is the reoccurring “list” that constantly appears, which gives the viewer hints and tips on surviving a undead Zombie apocalypse. Some tips are #8 “get a kick-ass partner” or #18 “Limber up”. Other good tips include #7 “Travel Light”, #29 “The Buddy System, #31 “Check the backseat”, or #49 “always have back-up”. Granted this are all reasonable tips, the filmmakers present them in such a humorous way that the viewer becomes smitten with the film.
The Undead seem to come alive with the film, which of course is ironic. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a good apocalyptic plot without being scared to death every ten seconds.

So Yes, Zombie Films can be true the nature of Zombie films and still be funny. Don’t believe me? Watch it and see for yourself.

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  1. December 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I completely agree! There is no reason why a comedy Zombie films cannot stay true to the nature of Zombie films. In fact, after watching Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, Planet Terror, and Zombieland I have a hard time getting into the flicks because the comedies seem to do it better.

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