Zombieland: Double Tap reunites audiences with the lovable makeshift family of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. The entire original cast reprises their iconic roles as the best bunch of zombie butt-kickers in Zombieland. But, it has been ten years since the first Zombieland and our apocalyptic pals haven’t just been sitting on their thumbs.
Here’s a quick recap of the first film as well as a look at what our band of survivors have been up to since the last time we took a trip to Zombieland.
After the initial infection and near annihilation of the world’s population, young college student Columbus sets out to see if his parents survived. He runs into the affable Tallahassee — who is just so dang obsessed with finding some Twinkies to eat — and the two decide to team up. Later, they run into two sisters — Wichita and Little Rock — and after finding out his hometown was destroyed, Columbus decides to head for a supposed safe zone in Los Angeles along with everyone else.
Turns out to be a bad move because the amusement park isn’t as zombie-free as they thought. Yes, there are even zombie clowns. YUCK. After surviving an onslaught of undead, the four decide to stick together for good and become a family. Yay! In the ten years that pass between the first film and Zombieland: Double Tap, Columbus and Wichita seemed to have sparked up a romance (aww!).
There’s also the arrival of other survivors like Madison; she’s ditzy and sweet but could accidentally end up dead because she didn’t wear a seatbelt. There’s also Nevada, a tough-as-nails fighter that isn’t afraid to stand up to Tallahassee. The gang even runs into a group that weirdly mirrors their own personalities. Who said life in Zombieland was ever boring?
Still, there’s plenty of heart to explore through our main characters. A big part of Zombieland: Double Tap focuses on the relationship between Tallahassee and Little Rock. Tallahassee has taken to caring for Little Rock as if she was his own daughter. But, Little Rock has grown up and wants to live her own life as recklessly as she can, much to the ire of her unwanted adoptive father, Tallahassee. She ends up running off and picking up a hitchhiker named Berkeley, who may just be her first romantic interest in her post-apocalyptic life. You can bet that this is yet another splinter in the so-called family’s happy dynamic.
Oh, did we forget to mention the zombies of Zombieland? Our bad. You see, the gang has actually become comfortable enough to start categorizing different types of zombies. For example, there are Homers that are pretty dumb and easy to avoid or kill. Easy way to rack up some zombie kill points!
But, there is also a new kind of zombie that is way harder to kill than the usual shambling undead meat sack. Sounds like the gang is going to need to get some serious firepower to deal with this new threat.
There are plenty more surprises in store and we’ll find them all out when Zombieland: Double Tap opens in cinemas on October 18.