Bank job misses mark

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

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.

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