Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Zombies, I can’t stand them. Don’t like The Walking Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil, or even Shaun of the Dead, but for some reason I absolutely love these and that’s “Zombieland” and “Zombieland 2: Double Tap”.
The movie follows characters Columbus, Tallahassee, Witchita and Little Rock as they just try to navigate this new world. They also learn that maybe having a family in this craziness is better than being alone. Also Columbus’s rules are actually really smart. Especially rule number one and that’s cardio!
Now Double Tap (which is Zombieland two), didn’t come out until ten years later but it was so worth the wait. They made sure they actually had a story that made sense, not just another random sequel to spit out like — hey this was popular so lets do another one right away and milk this cash cow— and I loved that. Double tap picks up and lets us see what the gang is now up to, which apparently involves living in the white house, which is awesome and new characters are even added.
Wichita might end up doubting everything and if you’ve seen both you know what I mean. Little Rock might not be so little anymore (Dave’s fun fact— when Abigail Breslin showed up to reprise her role as Little Rock, none of her castmates recognized her or knew who she was!) and the story following the gang taking off to find her, but again in the end they find that they can only count on themselves. So if you like zombies and haven’t seen these, you’re definitely missing out. If you don’t like zombies watch anyways because trust me, like me I think you’ll love them.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Some people love zombies and watch everything with them. I’m not one of those people. Some are good enough to attract my attention. The “Zombieland” movies fit that niche. Heavy on the comedy, hitting the highs on the Zombie Kill of the Week. In the wasteland that the world has become, 4 lost souls have found themselves in the strangest of ways. Lets just say its not under the best of circumstances. But in a world where literally almost everyone else is out to kill you, maybe having a couple kindred spirits can be a good thing.
In 2013 Amazon Prime made a pilot for a series based on Zombieland. But lets not talk about that. The story has to be our freshly formed family. Their adventures continue in 2019’s “Zombieland 2: Double Tap”. 10 years later the gang is still living it up until Little Rock leaves the nest. Feeling she has made a mistake, they head off to find her. She isn’t the only one who has made a mistake and can lose something. Also, remember that both of these gems have cameos by Bill Murray. Thats going to be a bonus in any movie.
But the best thing about Zland is no Facebook status updates.
Melanie - Fun Fact ... I swear I have never seen the first one although the rest of my family ASSURES me I have - but I did like the second one lol.
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