I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first movie which i watched online, i thought it was fun, but I never felt the need to re-watch the full movie online and i promptly forgot about it until the sequel was announced.
This is laugh out loud funny at times, I know zombie apocalypse movies are not where you expect to find laughs, but this has a lot of them. There was a lot of laughter in my screening and don’t forget that i free downloaded this movie.
Woody Harrelson is as awesome as he always is, and is on top form, its always nice to see Emma Stone playing a fun role, her parts down so serious lately!! Yes, i know she is an Oscar winner and she should be playing the best parts she can get, its just nice to see her having fun in a role again, as she is a good comedic actress, I love some of her facial expressions.
Now, when I hear the name Abigail Breslin, its always the little girl from My Sisters Keeper and Little Miss Subshine who pops into my head, I always forget the has grown up!! Even though I though i though she was great in Maggie with Arnie. She is fun here too, although her character is more of a plot device than anything else. A bit of a waste of her talents.
But it was Zoey Deutch who steals the movie for me. She was such an unexpected, delightful surprise. Playing the dumb blonde is a hard act to do well without being annoying!! Generally outside of one or two performances I hate the cliche of a dumb blonde character, but she nails it. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is her breakout role.