Zombieland: Double Tap

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 1.5

A decade after the first Zombieland, the original cast - Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) - are back at the End of the World to continue their battle against newer, faster zombies (the T-800s, named after The Terminator), meet a Valley Girl who locked herself in a freezer (Zoey Deutch) and find themselves in some hipster paradise while looking for Little Rock, who ran away with a busker.  With so many zombie-themed movies it's imperative to find a 'new angle' on the genre, but Fleischer and his screenwriters only add a thimble full of 'quirkiness' - there is a very light slap at pacifist-types who melt weapons and render themselves defenseless - and some half-assed banter.  It's aggressively frivolous and no one's taking it seriously - a cheque is a cheque - and then there's Bill Murray (during the end credits) reminding the audience he's fully aware of what he's doing: Garfield money pays for baseball teams.