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.
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. 😉