History Fridge / Zombieland

5th Sep '16 5:10:33 PM Lightning4119
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* Columbus didn't have Rule 31 (Check the Backseat) until after the incident in Garland. Because Rule 32 is something he picks up not long after with Tallahassee.
* The climax is a send-up of zombie games - there's Tallahassee on the rail shooter sections on the roller coaster and the tilt-a-whirl, Columbus in the claustrophobic survival horror section in the haunted house, and the girls on the high ride with the co-op HoldTheLine-style game.



* TheReveal about [[spoiler: Tallahassee's son]] is worse than initially apparent. [[spoiler: Consider how unlikely a clean or quick death would be.]] And consider [[spoiler: who would have to put the resulting zombie down.]]

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* TheReveal about [[spoiler: Tallahassee's son]] is worse than initially apparent. [[spoiler: Consider how unlikely a clean or quick death would be.]] And consider [[spoiler: who would have to put the resulting zombie down.]]
14th Jan '16 3:06:54 PM Discar
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** How would someone like Tallahassee know whether Pacific Playland "totally blows"? [[spoiler:He's been there, with his son. And thanks to that, he's got a game plan for zombie-killin' there at the end of the movie, and even knows where the Twinkies are kept.]]
*** That might be why [[spoiler:he's seemingly so comfortable with the prospect of dying -- he's consoled by the memory of happier times with his son, and all the more enthusiastic about avenging him.]]
* In Columbus' flashback, he is shown playing WorldOfWarcraft. Close examination shows that he played as a Night Elf, a race belonging to the Alliance. Apparantly Columbus has been battling the Undead long before they came to his doorstep.

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** How would someone like Tallahassee know whether Pacific Playland "totally blows"? [[spoiler:He's been there, with his son. And thanks to that, he's got a game plan for zombie-killin' there at the end of the movie, and even knows where the Twinkies are kept.]]
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]] That might be why [[spoiler:he's seemingly so comfortable with the prospect of dying -- he's consoled by the memory of happier times with his son, and all the more enthusiastic about avenging him.]]
* In Columbus' flashback, he is shown playing WorldOfWarcraft.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Close examination shows that he played as a Night Elf, a race belonging to the Alliance. Apparantly Apparently Columbus has been battling the Undead long before they came to his doorstep.



* TheReveal about [[spoiler: Tallahassee's son]] is worse than initially apparent. [[spoiler: Consider how unlikely a clean or quick death would be.]]
** And consider [[spoiler: who would have to put the resulting zombie down.]]

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* TheReveal about [[spoiler: Tallahassee's son]] is worse than initially apparent. [[spoiler: Consider how unlikely a clean or quick death would be.]]
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]] And consider [[spoiler: who would have to put the resulting zombie down.]]
5th Jan '16 5:05:51 AM Wyldchyld
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* Why would supposedly GenreSavvy Columbus get the drop on him twice? He knows all about zombies, ''not'' people.

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* Why would supposedly GenreSavvy savvy Columbus get the drop on him twice? He knows all about zombies, ''not'' people.
27th Aug '15 11:34:42 AM Lightning4119
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** And consider [[spoiler: who would have to put the resulting zombie down.]]
15th Aug '15 5:10:22 PM ThallianGold
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!!FridgeHorror
* TheReveal about [[spoiler: Tallahassee's son]] is worse than initially apparent. [[spoiler: Consider how unlikely a clean or quick death would be.]]
11th Jul '15 7:47:40 PM skazka
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*** That might be why [[spoiler:he's seemingly so comfortable with the prospect of dying -- he's consoled by the memory of happier times with his son, and all the more enthusiastic about avenging him.]]
27th Oct '14 10:30:11 PM Discar
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* Why does Wichita do something as rock stupid as turn on all the lights and music in an amusement park, when you think she'd know that that will just attract every zombie within miles? Is she trying to get herself killed? ''Yes, she is.'' They've come all this way, betrayed and abandoned so much just to make it this far, and Pacific Playland isn't really a survivors' colony but just another abandoned building. There's nothing left to fight for or hope for that she can see, so all they can do is eat, drink, and ride the merry-go-round, for that night she and her sister will die.

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* Pacific Playland:
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Why does Wichita do something as rock stupid as turn on all the lights and music in an amusement park, when you think she'd know that that will just attract every zombie within miles? Is she trying to get herself killed? ''Yes, she is.'' They've come all this way, betrayed and abandoned so much just to make it this far, and Pacific Playland isn't really a survivors' colony but just another abandoned building. There's nothing left to fight for or hope for that she can see, so all they can do is eat, drink, and ride the merry-go-round, for that night she and her sister will die.



* How would someone like Tallahassee know whether Pacific Playland "totally blows"? [[spoiler:He's been there, with his son. And thanks to that, he's got a game plan for zombie-killin' there at the end of the movie, and even knows where the Twinkies are kept.]]

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* ** How would someone like Tallahassee know whether Pacific Playland "totally blows"? [[spoiler:He's been there, with his son. And thanks to that, he's got a game plan for zombie-killin' there at the end of the movie, and even knows where the Twinkies are kept.]]



--> "Help Zombies are after me."
--> [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "I'll bring my hammer!"]]

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--> "Help Zombies are after me."
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[[ComicallyMissingThePoint "I'll bring my hammer!"]]




!!FridgeHorror
* The sisters' first con job plan on Columbus and Tallahassee seemed to hinge on both of them being unable to bring themselves to shoot Little Rock. In hindsight, a strong note of panic can be heard from Wichita when she implores Tallahassee to wait when he aims his gun at her sister - it seems that their plan came dangerously close to [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong.]] If Tallahassee were just a bit less compassionate, he might not have hesitated and instead blown Little Rock's brains out before Wichita could stop him.
** It is amazingly stupid. You'd bet 9/10 zombie apocalypse survivors worth their salt - people like Tallahassee and Columbus who survived on their wits (with a dash of GenreSavvy) not by their luck - would not hesitate for a second to blow a potential zombies head clean off.
** It's extremely scary to think that Wichita was a second too late or Tallahassee a second quicker Little Rock's brains would be everywhere. Or if she was conning the wrong people. Was it just luck? Or maybe Wichita purposely didn't care wether Little Rock was killed or not, not because she's evil but so that her sister wouldn't have to get eaten by a zombie or be left alone to fend for herself if Wichita got eaten.
19th Jan '14 9:20:05 PM Kennisaurus
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** It is amazingly stupid. You'd bet 9/10 zombie apocalypse survivors worth their salt - people like Tallahassee and Columbus who survived on their wits (with a dash of GenreSavvy) not by their luck - would not hesitate for a second to blow a potential zombies head clean off.

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** It is amazingly stupid. You'd bet 9/10 zombie apocalypse survivors worth their salt - people like Tallahassee and Columbus who survived on their wits (with a dash of GenreSavvy) not by their luck - would not hesitate for a second to blow a potential zombies head clean off.off.
** It's extremely scary to think that Wichita was a second too late or Tallahassee a second quicker Little Rock's brains would be everywhere. Or if she was conning the wrong people. Was it just luck? Or maybe Wichita purposely didn't care wether Little Rock was killed or not, not because she's evil but so that her sister wouldn't have to get eaten by a zombie or be left alone to fend for herself if Wichita got eaten.
28th May '13 2:39:57 PM MrDeath
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* The rules that Columbus keeps writing down could easily be compiled into, say, a [[Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide survival guide]]. One wonders if the character's real name is Max.
24th Oct '12 9:20:42 AM AgileZombieGuy
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* The sisters' first con job plan on Columbus and Tallahassee seemed to hinge on both of them being unable to bring themselves to shoot Little Rock. In hindsight, a strong note of panic can be heard from Wichita when she implores Tallahassee to wait when he aims his gun at her sister - it seems that their plan came dangerously close to [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong.]] If Tallahassee were just a bit less compassionate, he might not have hesitated and instead blown Little Rock's brains out before Wichita could stop him.

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* The sisters' first con job plan on Columbus and Tallahassee seemed to hinge on both of them being unable to bring themselves to shoot Little Rock. In hindsight, a strong note of panic can be heard from Wichita when she implores Tallahassee to wait when he aims his gun at her sister - it seems that their plan came dangerously close to [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong.]] If Tallahassee were just a bit less compassionate, he might not have hesitated and instead blown Little Rock's brains out before Wichita could stop him.him.
**It is amazingly stupid. You'd bet 9/10 zombie apocalypse survivors worth their salt - people like Tallahassee and Columbus who survived on their wits (with a dash of GenreSavvy) not by their luck - would not hesitate for a second to blow a potential zombies head clean off.
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