Saturday, March 6, 2010

Top and Bottom of 2009 - #7

Zombieland (2009)
A small band of travelers is trying to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse, headed up by Tallahassee, the best zombie killer in the world who is on a quest to find the last remaining Twinkie. There are lots of laughs as our band of misfits fight and run away from zombies and meet up with a very funny surprise cameo. But what may be the best part about this movie is that the fun never stops. Things never get too serious, even in the rip-roaring third act.

Straw Dogs (1971)
For the first two-thirds of the movie a whole lot of not a whole lot happens. Then there is an overlong uncomfortable rape scene. Then a mob of people attack the spineless Dustin Hoffman’s house. Somehow he is able to fight them all off in a scene that is so violently over the top that I couldn’t possibly take it seriously. And since all the characters had done their best to repulse me through the whole movie, I didn’t really care who lived and who died in this exercise in 70s unpleasantness.

Coming up next: a Japanese movie and a movie based on a television show stolen from Japan.


vespreardens said...

I was slightly miffed that I didn't get out to see Zombieland. It's still pretty high on my list of things to see, but not high enough for me to purchase it just to see it.

Herch said...

SEE IT!!!! It's everything the trailer promises.