Bank job misses mark
THE combination of director Ruben Fleischer with young gun Jesse Eisenberg and a top- notch support cast proved a winner in horror comedy Zombieland, but only works in fits and spurts second time around with a weaker script and the horror substituted for action. A fast- paced, foul- mouthed romp, it follows a slacker pizza delivery boy ( Eisenberg) who is kidnapped by a couple of knuckleheads wanting to strike it rich. So how do they go about it? Well, they strap a bomb vest on him, give him 10 hours and demand him to rob a bank – otherwise, kaboom! It packs a lot into an 80- odd minute run- time, with the screen time mostly occupied with zany situations or zingy dialogue. But there’s an awkwardness to proceedings which comes from trying too hard to sell the farce. Extras: ½ The DVD release features about 10 minutes of deleted scenes plus out- takes and featurette on the comedy cast and the Blu- ray disc holds those as well as a fun time picture- inpicture video commentary with the main cast and director.