History Film / Zombieland

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* MoralityPet: Little Rock is this for Wichita. Being Wichita's 12-year-old sister, it's understandable, and she's the only person Wichita treats with consistent kindness. That is, until she starts warming up to Columbus.
3rd Apr '18 8:44:14 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* NotUsingTheZWord: ''Gloriously'' averted. It's, well, in the title. Keeping track of the many times the characters say "Zombie" is part of [[http://www.moviecynics.com/zombieland-fun-movie-drinking-games/ the drinking game]].

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* NotUsingTheZWord: ''Gloriously'' averted. It's, well, in the title. Keeping track of the many times the characters say "Zombie" is part of [[http://www.moviecynics.com/zombieland-fun-movie-drinking-games/ the drinking game]].game.
3rd Apr '18 8:37:16 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Zig-zagged, but largely straight. While there's plenty of post-mortem gore, the actual kills are more cartoonish than anything. Played particularly straight when [[spoiler:Bill Murray takes two shotgun rounds to the chest.]] That should've been an incredible mess.
3rd Apr '18 8:26:55 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]], as they dump his body off a railing and into the bushes. He also gets a twenty-one gun salute, and it's finished with shots of Purell all around.

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* InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]], as they dump his body off a railing and into the bushes. He also gets a twenty-one gun three-volley salute, and it's finished with shots of Purell all around.
18th Jan '18 4:05:23 AM axle-k89
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17th Jan '18 7:36:11 PM Josef5678
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* DarkIsNotEvil: When Tallahassee first appears, he's driving a black Escalade. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, however, [[spoiler:and he's hurting because he lost his young son to the zombies.]]
** Wichita, too, as she wears a black jacket and boots throughout (save for the white top she has on at [[spoiler:Bill Murray's house]]) and is also a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: DarkIsNotEvil:
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When Tallahassee first appears, he's driving a black Escalade. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, however, [[spoiler:and he's hurting because he lost his young son to the zombies.]]
** Wichita, too, as she Wichita wears a black jacket and boots throughout (save for the white top she has on at [[spoiler:Bill Murray's house]]) and is also a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
16th Jan '18 3:43:11 AM axle-k89
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* TheAloner: Subverted. Columbus thinks he's this at the start of the film, as he states in his narration, only to go on and first meet Tallahassee and then Wichita and Little Rock.



* DarkIsNotEvil: When Tallahassee first appears, he's driving a black Escalade. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, however, [[spoiler:and he's hurting because he lost his young son to the zombies.]]
** Wichita, too, as she wears a black jacket and boots throughout (save for the white top she has on at [[spoiler:Bill Murray's house]]) and is also a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



* FromBadToWorse: Columbus refers to the trope in his opening narration, as he says about the zombie apocalypse, "It's amazing how quickly things can go from bad [[UpToEleven to total shit-storm]]."



-->''[Little Rock and Wichita give Tallahassee angry looks]''

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-->''[Little Rock and Wichita give Tallahassee [[DeathGlare angry looks]''looks]]]''


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* ParentsAsPeople: Columbus implies this with his parents, as he mentions he was never really close to them, implying they were shut-ins like him, [[spoiler:and upon being told by Wichita that Columbus )the city) has burned to the ground, he laments that he isn't sure what's more tragic: the loss of his family, or the fact that he never really had much of a family to begin with.]]


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** The woman who flees the zombie princess girls in her minivan in the opening montage doesn't fasten her seatbelt, and promptly pays the price when she takes her eyes off the road for a second too long and crashes into a flatbed truck, causing her to go flying through the windscreen (windshield), leading to Columbus's rule about seatbelts.
5th Jan '18 2:59:48 AM axle-k89
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** Slightly subverted. Wichita and Little Rock steal the [=SUVs=] used by Columbus and Tallahassee twice [[spoiler:and it looks like they'll do it a third time, but it's a joke.]]

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** Slightly subverted.Subverted. Wichita and Little Rock steal the [=SUVs=] used by Columbus and Tallahassee twice [[spoiler:and it looks like they'll do it a third time, but it's a joke.]]
7th Dec '17 4:50:49 PM nombretomado
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Some zombie films strive to evoke the terror of endless hordes of ravenous unstoppable undead advancing upon helpless, hopeless victims. Some show an exploration of [[ZombieApocalypse the effects on civilization]] when TheVirus moves in. Some spend their time showing [[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 military forces overrun]] by an enemy they're unprepared for. Some are a metaphor for zombies as victims of a [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 materialistic, consumerism-driven]] society that [[DeadSet gorges itself on pop culture]] and [[Literature/{{CELL}} technology]] or are about [[Film/LandOfTheDead a divided capitalist society headed by greedy fat cats, where the poor are exploited]], or [[VideoGame/Left4Dead a desperate]] [[Franchise/ResidentEvil battle]] [[ComicBook/TheWalkingDead for survival]]. Some are even about the [[Literature/WorldWarZ socio-political ramifications]] and [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater aftermath]] of a zombie outbreak. A few try to trace the [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead interpersonal problems]] [[Film/IAmLegend (or lack thereof)]] that can result from a zombie attack.

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Some zombie films strive to evoke the terror of endless hordes of ravenous unstoppable undead advancing upon helpless, hopeless victims. Some show an exploration of [[ZombieApocalypse the effects on civilization]] when TheVirus moves in. Some spend their time showing [[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 military forces overrun]] by an enemy they're unprepared for. Some are a metaphor for zombies as victims of a [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 materialistic, consumerism-driven]] society that [[DeadSet [[Series/DeadSet gorges itself on pop culture]] and [[Literature/{{CELL}} technology]] or are about [[Film/LandOfTheDead a divided capitalist society headed by greedy fat cats, where the poor are exploited]], or [[VideoGame/Left4Dead a desperate]] [[Franchise/ResidentEvil battle]] [[ComicBook/TheWalkingDead for survival]]. Some are even about the [[Literature/WorldWarZ socio-political ramifications]] and [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater aftermath]] of a zombie outbreak. A few try to trace the [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead interpersonal problems]] [[Film/IAmLegend (or lack thereof)]] that can result from a zombie attack.
17th Oct '17 5:53:48 AM axle-k89
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** You're in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse, and you pretend to be a zombie to scare the twitchy guy armed with a shotgun? Really,
[[spoiler:Creator/BillMurray]]? Okay, he was high, and the others (also high) were goading him on, but still, getting high during a ZombieApocalypse is this trope in and of itself.

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** You're in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse, and you pretend to be a zombie to scare the twitchy guy armed with a shotgun? Really,
[[spoiler:Creator/BillMurray]]?
Really,[[spoiler:Creator/BillMurray]]? Okay, he was high, and the others (also high) were goading him on, but still, getting high during a ZombieApocalypse is this trope in and of itself.
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