The film premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday ahead of the theatrical release, and those who got to see it ahead of time seemed to have highly favorable reactions for the sequel.
The film brings back the original cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, which we first saw in the first official trailer.
It also features new characters played by Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Zoey Deutch (Flower), Rosario Dawson (Jane the Virgin) and Luke Wilson (Old School).
Eisenberg confirmed that the film will pick up ten years later, with our favorite characters making a home in the abandoned White House.
“It took ten years to make because we were just insistent that the script be great — which sounds like it should be obvious, but that’s not always the case,” Eisenberg explains.
“Because the movie is not only popular but also beloved, people feel like it has some personal resonance for them, so we wanted to make sure that it’s as good or better than the first, and it feels that way! We have two weeks left and it feels really great. Everything we’ve done feels very funny.”
Now, the film is finally gearing up to release, and we could not be more excited. Those lucky few who got to see the film ahead of time said it’s comical and picks up right where the 2009 film left off. Someone even said the “sequel is well worth the 10 year wait”. You can see some of the first reactions to Zombieland: Double Tap below.
Zombieland: Double Tap is a bloody blast. This long awaited sequel is well worth the 10 year wait. A twisted blend of comedy & horror with bigger & badder zombies.The entire cast is great but Zoey Deutch as Madison steals every scene & is the film’s MVP. #Zombieland2 #DoubleTap pic.twitter.com/7XcVZ1CGsE
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) October 11, 2019
— matt walsh (@mrmattwalsh) October 11, 2019
The original cast has the same magic and the newcomers only add to the fun. It’s an absolute blast. pic.twitter.com/AHmqBuKHKA
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) October 11, 2019
He did it again! My man @rubenfleischer’s film @Zombieland 2 is absolutely amazing. Beginning to end pure comedy and crazy action. Everybody is going love this film. BIG FAT DEATH steals the show, no doubt. You will know exactly what I mean when you see the movie! pic.twitter.com/4mIdazrirn
— Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek) October 11, 2019
Went to the @Zombieland premiere. The film was like the Godzilla of zombie films. So 👏🏼 Much 👏🏼 FUN 👏🏼
Xoxo Zomburry pic.twitter.com/Hzae4SjF6S
— ZOMBurry17 🧟♀️ (@Strawburry17) October 11, 2019
Quick #Zombieland2 non spoiler review. The movie is a lot of fun definitely more comedic. The new additional cast didn’t overbear the original cast lThere’s a mid credits and after credits like Marvel movies. Will have a full review later tonight.
— NukemDukem (@NukemDukemz) October 11, 2019
Glad to say I can finally share my #ZombielandDoubleTap reaction. If you loved the first movie, rest assured that this is a worthy sequel and the zombie action is 🔥🔥🔥! I had so much fun with it and can’t wait to watch it again next week. Review coming on Wednesday. @Zombieland pic.twitter.com/uk7RwNUj5n
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) October 11, 2019
A few days ago, the film unveiled its red-band trailer filled with blood, curse words and Bill Murray. The “more than just the F bomb trailer” definitely lives up to its name. We see the dynamic between the survivors of the apocalypse and a sneak peek at some of the hilarious jokes that will be featured in the film to offset all the blood and gore. You can see the Zombieland: Double Tap red-band trailer below.
As previously stated, the film dropped its first trailer a few months back after what felt like an eternity of waiting.
It looks like our makeshift family will have to “nut up or shut up” as they suffer through growing pains and meet even more survivors.
Check out the trailer below.
Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters Oct. 18. Read the synopsis for the upcoming zombie flick below:
“Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, the Zombie slayers must face off against many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
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