FILM REVIEW | Zombieland: Double Tap

You'd be forgiven for thinking it was 2009 again when you watch Zombieland: Double Tap.

The film - sequel to the now decade-old Zombieland movie, also directed by Ruben Fleischer - drops audiences right back in the action from its opening moments.

Even though 10 years have passed in the post-apocalyptic Zombieland, nothing has really changed.

Society hasn't progressed, the world is a time capsule.

And for a film as fun as Zombieland, this is welcome.

If Double Tap had been released only a few years after the first film, it would probably not have been as enjoyable.

But a lot of nostalgia for the zombie comedy has built up in the intervening decade, making the return visit a joy.

Our four leads return once again for Double Tap, this time with a sprinkling more Oscar glory.

Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Emma Stone (Wichita) and Abigail Breslin (Little Rock) are just as fun to watch as they were 10 years ago, and this time they've been joined by some new friends.

Zoey Deutch (Set It Up) plays ditzy airhead Madison, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) is no-nonsense Elvis fan Nevada and Avan Jogia (Twisted) is pacifist hippie-type Berkeley.

Reunited: Oscar nominees Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone return to play Columbus, Tallahassee, Little Rock and Wichita in Zombieland Double Tap, rated MA15+, in cinemas now.

Reunited: Oscar nominees Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone return to play Columbus, Tallahassee, Little Rock and Wichita in Zombieland Double Tap, rated MA15+, in cinemas now.

But the greatest additions to the cast are undoubtedly Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) as Albuquerque and Flagstaff.

The pair are practically dopplegangers of Tallahassee and Columbus, and are involved in the most hilarious and technically-brilliant fight scene in the film.

Double Tap, overall, is just fun, mindless viewing that'll hit the spot if you don't mind a little gore.

It is loaded with callbacks to the first film (Columbus' beloved rules for surviving the zombie apocalypse make a triumphant return) and really rewards fans who know Zombieland inside out.

It's not the most evolved or socially conscious film out there, but that's not a problem - no one goes into the theatre to watch Zombieland: Double Tap and expects an best picture-worthy think piece.

Be sure to stick around in the credits for a highly enjoyable extra scene and unsurprising cameo.

Rating: 7.5/10