It's been ten years since the last one, and the first one. A - by my consideration - sub par zombie movie among many, albeit narrated in a new kind of way - the way movies tend to be narrated when Jesse Eisenberg stands for the narration, and main character performance as well.
He's back, in good company of Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone once again, and whereas the drama in the last one was mostly in regard to surviving, and the main character's personal relation, it's now about the relations of... well, everyone else. And him, too, again.
The filmography's creative as usual, probably even more so than with the former, and the story feels refreshingly slow-paced compared to a lot of mainstream movies lately, as if zombie movies are - in a way - the Westerns of modern day.
The only bits I don't really appreciate are the CGI. Some of it's good but most of it really looks fake. I really wish they did better with these movies.
In an age where you'd think the zombie movies have grown old they do manage to reinvent themselves though. The characters have character, the search isn't without entertainment or setting, and when it's all said and done... I think I really enjoyed this one. We get some appreciative character additions along the way too.
Might need to give the first one another shot too. Maybe it really wasn't all bad. It's a different kind of zombie movie. It's playful. It's peaceful. It's grotesque in a different kind of way. It has a Garfield gag at the end too.
Even if they all go hand in hand, it's Zombie Land.
rated 3.5/5: not bad at all