At the movies

There’s a pop psychology theory that claims we all imagine ourselves as the hero of our very own movie.

I confess that I often see my life in that way and yesterday, settled into a theater seat with diet cola and popcorn in hand,  I decided what my movie has to be.

Zombieland.

I’ll say it again, just because I like the way it rolls off my tongue and because I believe in the double-tap rule.  Zombieland.  When did the notion of trekking across a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic America become so much fun?  Shaun of the Dead?

Hard to say for sure, but it is.  And I can’t remember laughing so hard at a movie.  Particularly during one scene set in Hollywood.  I won’t spoil it.  When you see this film, and you should, you’ll understand what I’m saying.

It will never win an Oscar and it may gross out folks without a bit of a dent in their sense of humor.  But it is spot on the mark for the type of movie it sets out to be.

Zombieland stars Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, with Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.  Bill Murray has a sweet cameo appearance.  The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer; written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Way to go, guys.  😉

3 thoughts on “At the movies

  1. Recently took my three year old grand daughter to a movie. At the theater “Zombieland” was also playing. The lines were long, and people had apparently arrived very early to be sure to get in as many were sitting, not standing in line. Many were also dressed for the film! One gentleman waiting to get in was especially gruesome looking and followed me and my tiny charge for quite a way before returning to his place in line! All ghouls, spooks and zombies were quite friendly. I may go see if it’s as much fun as these folks make it look.

  2. One of my fiction professors in grad school said, “Everyone is the hero of his or her own life story.” I’ve always remembered that because it helps me to remember to make my villains as well-rounded as my heroes. Few people are evil for the mere sake of evil — usually, they think they are justified in some way.

    I’ve heard good things about Zombieland. I wouldn’t mind seeing it… though who knows when Hubby and I will get the chance to go to the movies again!

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