Zombieland took the top spot at the box office over the weekend—it more or less decimated Whip It, but then, so did more or less everything—and I'll be damned if the zombie comedy didn't prove to be just as much fun as everybody said it was gonna be. AICN has a predictably adulatory interview with stars Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, which is worth reading if only for the below passage.
(HOWEVER: Don't you fucking dare read the entire interview if you haven't seen Zombieland yet, as it spoils one of the highlights of the film. The whole movie's a blast, but as Andrew Wright points out, there's a surprise cameo that's just... well, revelatory might be too strong of a word, so let's just put it this way: It will change your life. No, wait. Shit. There's, um, a really great cameo in it, and you shouldn't have it spoiled, so go see it quick-like, and don't read the interview until you've seen the movie.)
Quint: I loved the movie. Everybody that I talked to at the press screening did, too. I love that [director] Ruben [Fleischer] essentially took John Wayne and Woody Allen and put them in a zombie movie. I love that.
Woody Harrelson: [Laughs]
Jesse Eisenberg: You really think I’m like John Wayne?
Quint: Yeah, absolutely! [Laughs]
Woody Harrelson: Thank you, by the way!
Jesse Eisenberg: Woody Allen is amazing. [To Harrelson] I’m a huge fan of Woody Allen, so it’s an honor to meet somebody who is kind of like him.
Anyway: Sad for Drew and Whip It, because everyone loves Drew, and plus Whip It's supposed to be pretty good too, but good for Zombieland. If you saw one or both of those movies over the weekend, weigh in in the comments with your thoughts. Anyone who spoils the cameo in Zombieland, though, gets the banjo.
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