Rated 4.0

This disposable horror comedy is nothing more than a popcorn-chomping spectacle of subgenre nonsense. Fun! After the zombie apocalypse, a craven young nebbish (Jesse Eisenberg) and a Twinkie-addicted road warrior (Woody Harrelson) take up arms against unending multitudes of the undead. They have help and hindrance from two sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin), who’ve set out for a rumored zombie-free Los Angeles theme park. Each of the leads is uniquely adorable (likewise Bill Murray in an extended cameo as himself), and although their collective chemistry is about as unlikely as survival in a country full of soulless flesh-eating automatons, it somehow works. Ruben Fleischer’s direction is coarse but light; he keeps the action moving without trampling on the occasional ace moments in Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s otherwise slight script. Zombieland gets away with not being as good as Shaun of the Dead by not even trying.