Horror comedies really seem to be coming along in increasing numbers over the last few years and yet, it's hard to get them just right. There is, for me, a holy trinity of zom-coms including Army of Darkness, Shaun Of The Dead and Braindead. To break into that trinity would be quite a feat in itself but to get close enough to hover around in a holding pattern in fourth place is also a great achievement. Zombieland, unreservedly, takes that first place for now.
Unlike many comedies in recent memory, in which the majority of laughs are already provided by the trailer, Zombieland is filled to the brim with laugh-out-loud moments, thanks largely to the brilliant cast. Eisenberg is awesome as the main protagonist, Columbus, portraying that sense of vulnerability and awkwardness, without becoming too Michael Cera-like. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are also terrific as the sweet, yet tough Wichita and the more-mature-than-she-seems Little Rock, respectively. I won't talk about any single scene in the movie to spoil the fun, just expect to laugh a lot when you watch it.
This is a zombie-comedy that deserves to take it's place amongst the best of the genre, 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Army of Darkness'. In fact, what I wouldn't give to see a triple feature of these films at a drive-in theater on Halloween, the perfect place and time for a zombie feeding. The sad thing is - Malaysia no drive-in theater leh! *sobs*