Fans of the original ‘Zombieland‘ film have been waiting 10 years for a sequel, and finally they are getting one this weekend.
‘Zombieland: Double Tap‘ is set to hit theaters in just two days, but will it be worth your time? Eh, the critics are mixed…at best.
The film currently sits at a comfortable 79% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but if you look closer, you’ll see most critics are lukewarm about it.
A more appropriate score would be Metacritic’s 55 rating. That describes the situation better. Most critics are complaining that this sequel doesn’t add anything new. It’s basically the same as the original, just 10 years later.
For example, Indiewire’s Kate Erbland wrote this…
Despite the good vibes and amiable callbacks to the previous film, ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is only ever amusing when it’s breaking new ground. That just doesn’t happen nearly enough.
And The Playlist’s Charles Barfield shared this…
Ultimately, Zombieland 2 fails to follow rule #1 of sequels – Don’t wait ten years and give audiences the exact same thing as before.
So yeah, if you go in wanting another semi-entertaining zombie film, then maybe you won’t be disappointed. But if you go in expecting something new/fresh, you’re going to have a bad time.