This movie is an amiable, if rather aimless attempt to create a feel good zombie flick. In order to achieve this it pretty much ignores what we can imagine to be the realities of such a situation in its attempt to raise a few laughs and amuse us with its irreverent attitude towards what used to be a serious horror sub-genre. The fact is, the zombie comedy-horror genre is becoming as over-populated as the straight version from which it was spawned, and Zombieland doesn't really add anything new to the mix.
Having said that, it's entertaining enough if you're in an undemanding mood. Woody Harrelson goes all Mallory-lite for his portrayal of Tallahassie, and although he's never convinced me as a tough guy, he's good enough. The lead character's rules for survival in zombieland are possibly the most entertaining part of the film.
For all its entertainment value, you can't help feeling it could have been a whole lot more – which suggests its writers have perhaps devoted too much time paying affectionate homage to other movies they admire rather than creating something worthy of their own to which others might wish to pay homage.
Rating: Just 2 stars.