Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick
While Zombieland: Double Tap does not quite have a narrative as focused and succinct as the original, the cast and characters remain just as wonderful, the humor lands land most of the time, and the action is dialed up a few notches, including one of the best one-take action sequences you will see in a film this year.
The original cast of Harrelson, Eisenberg, Stone, and Breslin have not missed a step in ten years, returning to their respective roles as if they never left. Newcomer Zoey Deutch is a scene-stealer (although some may find her “dumb blonde” schtick to grow stale after a while). Rosario Dawson steps in with another strong and empowering female role, and Avan Jogia, Luke Wilson, and Thomas Middleditch provide just enough charisma to justify their characters’ inclusion.
Perhaps some side plots and story shifts are not quite necessary, but it is pretty easy to forget about these issues when you are so wildly entertained the entire time.
Double Tap is a really solid 10-year-later sequel, which is not easy to come by. As long as you do not go in looking for The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather Part II, you will be in for 100 minutes of ceaseless enjoyment.