24 April 2013 | theboss-544-169499
Why copy the movie characters?
First off, I enjoyed the pilot, let me get that out of the way.
there is only one big thing that gets in the way, the characters are just different actors playing the people from the movie.
I am unfamiliar with the folks in the cast, but they have a huge hurdle to attempt to mimic 3 Oscar nominated actors and Emma Stone. so why bother?
Zombieland is big enough that the series could have focused on another group of survivors and be just as fun. it could even be argued that the "Rules of Zombieland" are no secret and have been passed around a bit.
So that is what I do not like.
I really enjoyed the Actor Playing Tallahase, he was not trying to impersonate Woody Harrelson (although the Twinkie gag at the beginning was a cool tip of the hat) and that is the way it should be. I loved the material between him and the off screen "Detroit" . . . if Amazon does pick this up, I will stop watching it if this character is not continued.
The language was a tad too rude, but I will not complain much about that. there was no chemistry between our Boy/Girl lovers and frankly that bothered me a bit as it did not even come off as Awkward attraction, but I liked the actress in the role, Again, should be playing a character that is not Emma Stone.
I say lets see some more, but change the series so that is not the same characters (Keep the cast though, just rename them).