ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP is so much better than you might expect. The first film worked so well almost by accident, but there’s enough wit and splatter here to make this return journey fly by. It’s just great to spend another movie with this beloved foursome – Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are in it for the duration. There are new zombies (stupid-even-by-zombie-standards “Homers”, smarter-than-the-average-zombie “Hawkings” and double-tap-proof “T800s”) and new traveling companions of varying levels of survivability. Zoey Deutch’s adorably dumb Madison may be a stereotype, but she completely owns it, and Rosario Dawson’s Nevada gives Tallahassee a run for his money. Some of the winking humour crosses the line into smug and there’s a bit too much plot-retreading, but then you see a Gen-X hippie commune taking cover in “Babylon”, named of course after “that David Gray song”. SSP
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