‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Review

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Zombieland: Double Tap is a decade-late sequel to Zombieland, a movie that probably didn’t need a sequel at all. But it’s not too bad!

Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) have been living comfortably in the remains of the White House for a few years, when it becomes apparent that Little Rock and Tallahassee need to find partners of their own. Inevitably, the group splits up and the adventure begins. In the meantime the zombies have been evolving into something nearly unstoppable, adding a new threat to the wasteland.

New to the cast are bimbo Madison (Zoey Deutch), tough survivor Nevada (Rosario Dawson) and weirdly familiar hunters Albuquerque (Luke Wilson) and Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch). The standout here is easily Zoey Deutch, whose performance is so winningly, enthusiastically stupid that it’s impossible not to laugh.

The film is utterly superfluous and knows it, but the tone is breezy enough that it’s perfectly enjoyable. If you don’t expect anything much beyond a set of freewheeling gags here, you’ll probably enjoy it.