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    "Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl" was not invented by this film. I have heard people say this before the movie came out.
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    Quote Quoting Raiders (view post)
    "Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl" was not invented by this film. I have heard people say this before the movie came out.
    I'm aware of that, yes. It wouldn't have been the example I'd use to illustrate the point, but it does mean something that the filmmakers found it suitable to appropriate it into a screenplay (and it didn't exactly fit the character, either). This film dd have a terrible case of Diablo Cody-ism. I didn't realize it at first, but the awkward, obnoxiously-written, pop-culture-laced dialogue is so overbearing, and induces more eye-rolls than laughs.

    And, shockingly, not many have mentioned this, and I hate to call out a zombie film for being implausible, but...there's no need for that romance angle. Perhaps an idealistic mention in Jesse's voiceover is appropriate, but nothing beyond that. First Adventureland, now this--nerd fantasies are so destructive for a film's potential.
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    Actually, I would say it fit his character very well. Certainly better than "going to take a shit." His speech was more florid than to-the-point and he certainly wanted to be tougher and "cooler" than he was. It's the kind of phrase secure people don't really need to utter (and likely realize how pathetic it kinda is).

    Overall, it certainly has some Cody-ish need to proliferate the zings and one-liners, but where Cody's characters (in Juno anyway) all sound insufferably fake to me, this film didn't really stretch it and I don't think took it anywhere near that level. "Nut up or shut up" is a silly phrase, but in Harrelson's character, it felt rather organic to his overall philosophy.

    Really though, this is not a film of enough consequence for me to defend. I did enjoy it quite a bit though.
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    Not only did I not have any problems with the dialogue or the script, but I actually liked the voiceover. And that's one thing I usually take issues with. The movie was not only funny, but sported likable characters (and in a movie like this, that is quite important), and entertained me throughout. Is it as clever or as funny as Shaun of the Dead? Of course not, but that was a parody/homage style film anyways, where as Zombieland is a regular comedy.
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    This was awesome fun. Sure it's dumb at times, and too often it unnecessarily tried to interject some drama, which fell flat on every occasion, but I had a blast watching it.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    This was awesome fun. Sure it's dumb at times, and too often it unnecessarily tried to interject some drama, which fell flat on every occasion, but I had a blast watching it.

    I think it's so cool that you've been digging a few little horrors lately

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I think it's so cool that you've been digging a few little horrors lately
    Ha. It's been completely coincidental. My niece was staying with us and wanted us to watch The Crazies, and today I noticed that Zombieland was added to Instant Viewing on Netflix, and work is unbearably slow. But yeah, it's been nice to watch two solid, horror-centric films lately.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    Ha. It's been completely coincidental. My niece was staying with us and wanted us to watch The Crazies, and today I noticed that Zombieland was added to Instant Viewing on Netflix, and work is unbearably slow. But yeah, it's been nice to watch two solid, horror-centric films lately.

    I know you hated The Mist, but it was pretty much just the ending that killed it for you, right?

    Everything up 'til then you liked (or at least didn't mind)?

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I know you hated The Mist, but it was pretty much just the ending that killed it for you, right?

    Everything up 'til then you liked (or at least didn't mind)?
    That's a fair statement with the "at least didn't mind" part. I thought it was decent up to that point, and if it had a great ending I would have liked it.

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    Zombieland Pilot

    Watch the full pilot here

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CE18P0K



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    WOW that looks terrible.

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    "Our Zombieland series will not be moving forward on Amazon," tweeted writer/producer Rhett Rheese (he also wrote the 2009 movie), before telling the world exactly how he feels: "Sad for everyone involved. I'll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence. Anyway, we did our best, and we're very proud of our team."

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    The movie was lame too. Good riddance.
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    Why again did it take so long to make a sequel?


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    Why again did it take so long to make a sequel?

    It was successfully hated out of existence - for a time. The original was OK, quirky and odd nothing I'd want to revisit, well maybe...
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    I literally haven't met anyone that disliked the first movie.

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    *coughs politely*

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