All contents © 2021 The Slate Group LLC. 10 years after the initial release of the first movie is a bit.... weird. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. You can manage your newsletter subscriptions at any time. Correction, Oct. 22, 2019: This post originally misspelled Lynyrd Skynyrd as Lynard Skynyrd. Send me updates about Slate special offers. Unlike Madison, Berkeley doesn’t seem to be in hiding: We first see him out and about hitchhiking, and he’s the first to warn Little Rock and Wichita about the emergence of a new, more resilient type of zombie—valuable intel that the others dismiss until they see it for themselves. Zombieland: Double Tap is a riot, and a lot of that is due to Zoey Deutch and her character, Madison. Eye color Available on iTunes Post-apocalyptic warriors Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock must rely on their wits and weapons more than ever as they find themselves in a relentless battle against smarter, faster and seemingly indestructible zombies. Part of the fun of the original Zombieland was that it showcased multiple strategies for surviving the apocalypse. With Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin. Please try again. Appears in Slate is published by The Slate Group, a Graham Holdings Company. Madison appears as a stereotypical "blonde", physically appealing with archetypical pink and frilly attire. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Not a fan of that at all. Berkeley, Madison, and the denizens of a gun-free commune called Babylon are the butt of every joke, and their choices are often motivated by narrative convenience rather than common sense. OK, there’s no “kind of” about it. NEXT: Zombieland 2 Is Releasing Too Late Wichita objected, so he and Little Rock stole her car and abandoned her. Ultimately, the pacifists of Babylon do prove useful—but only once they abandon their principles and drop items off the top of the high-rise to crush the zombies below. Comedy 2019 1 hr 39 min. Gender All rights reserved. The little we do know about Berkeley’s past we learn secondhand from Wichita. If you value our work, please disable your ad blocker. Berkeley, the long-haired hippie love interest played by Avan Jogia in Zombieland: Double Tap, is kind of a jerk. The climax of the movie sees Tallahassee lead the zombies off the top of Babylon’s high-rise with a glorious “buffalo run” that favors strategy and evasion over blunt force, supposedly inspired by his belief that he has “Native American blood.” How easy it would’ve been for Tallahassee to have derived the idea from a conversation with the otherwise boneheaded Berkeley, proving he’s not just the weed guy after all. Zombieland 2. The guy is a jerk. He is portrayed by Avan Jogia. Nut up or shut up — Zombies have evolved to be harder to kill in Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer All-star cast reprises 2009 roles as Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock. Berkeley, the long-haired hippie love interest played by Avan Jogia in Zombieland: Double Tap, is kind of a jerk. Berkeley then remained in the commune with Little Rock until Tallahassee, Wichita, and Columbus arrived. He also told of his intentions to go to Babylon, a pacifist commune to the west. (“I have nothing against pacifists. Join Slate Plus to continue reading, and you’ll get unlimited access to all our work—and support Slate’s independent journalism. 20s In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that hav… In addition to reuniting original director and writer Ruben Fleischer and Rhett Reese, 2019’s Zombieland 2 will also bring the entire core cast back together. I just want to beat the shit out of them,” he explains.) Zombieland Soundtrack Music - Complete Song List | Tunefind It's like they needed an extra 10 minutes of film to reach an hour and a half so they threw that in there. The movie’s final kill comes thanks to a firearm that Little Rock accidentally smuggles into this gun-free paradise. Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 582 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/1 - [Columbus, Wichita/Christa] Tallahassee, Little Rock Male It would have been intriguing if his character had been more focused on, but thankfully the main four characters keep audiences fully engaged in their own hijinks and adventures. Spoilers for Zombieland: Double Tap ahead. He calls out Elvis’ cultural appropriation in one breath, then enthuses about visiting Graceland in the next, the picture of performative wokeness. Ever since the first Zombieland staggered into theaters in 2009, fans have clamored for a sequel. You can cancel anytime. I kept waiting for the writers to explain Berkeley’s secret to survival in Zombieland: Double Tap, but the character’s lack of development turned out not to be a mystery at all. Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, … Unfortunately for them nothing is ever that easy in the United States of Zombieland. He’s a hollow shell of character through the end, with no motivations, no backstory, and no meaningful role to play, just empty comic relief. Zombieland: Double Tap, scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on October 18, 2019, is the sequel to Zombieland (2009), and stars Avan Jogia as Berkeley, alongside film … First found hitchhiking, Little Rock and Wichita nearly ran Berkeley over with their car, standing right in the middle of the road and not moving even as the car approached him. Avan Jogia plays Berkeley in Zombieland 2. At the end of Zombieland: Double Tap , the gang plus a newcomer, Reno (Rosario Dawson) save Babylon, a hippie commune, from a … The Zombieland: Double Tap soundtrack features Americana-themed folk classics and hard-hitting rock songs, tracks that parallel the up-and-down journey of fighting off the undead. Vancouver native, Avan Jogia landed his first acting role as Danny Araujo on the award-winning TV movie drama A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006), directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. Despite existing in a post-apocalyptic environment, her hair is perpetually in perfect styling and all her clothes and (matching) pink possessions are perfectly clean. He even tries to pass off Bob Dylan and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music as his own.*. In actuality, he steals from artists such as Bob Dylan and Lynyrd Skynyrd and passes off their songs Like a Rolling Stone and Free Bird respectively, as his own creations, relying on the ignorance of his peers to hide the plagiarism. Even his dogged pursuit of a Twinkie, until then an odd quirk, became a comprehensible quest for some small piece of happiness after the ultimate tragedy. In the original Zombieland, Tallahassee starts off as the archetypical lone wolf: gruff, bloodthirsty, and a real man’s man. Because Zombieland 2 would’ve been a bit too on-the-nose, ... Avan Jogia also joins as “Berkeley, the epitome of the bad boy musician that you would hate for your daughter to fall in love with. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. We’re supposed to believe that the Babylonians were smart enough to build and enforce a secure, zombieproof fortress—but for some reason they’re foolish enough to set off fireworks that will attract an army of the undead? This post contains spoilers for Zombieland: Double Tap. 5'10" Music from Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) distributed by Sony Pictures. That brief moment reframed Tallahassee’s entire character, transforming him from a stereotype to a human being whose hardness and unwillingness to form attachments made sense. A sequel to Zombieland (2009), it stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone reprising their roles from the first film, alongside new cast members, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, Luke Wilson, and Thomas Middleditch. Homers were a strain of zombies so stupid it was considered almost a waste of ammunition to actually kill one. A cerebral survivalist, Flagstaff is twitchy but applies a set of rigid rules upon himself, called commandments, in order to stay alive in an environment that he might not otherwise survive. Height Thanks for signing up! How exactly did this guitar-strumming, weed-smoking, pretentious pacifist survive for 10 years in an apocalyptic wasteland? En route, Berkeley continued to woo Little Rock with plagiarized songs and marijuana, eventually ditching the car at Nevada's motel for being "too establishment" before continuing on. Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip (2019 video game), https://zombieland.fandom.com/wiki/Berkeley?oldid=5341. Though there was plenty of blood and guts to go around, not every problem needed to be solved by bashing in a zombie’s skull. Avan Jogia, Actor: Zombieland: Double Tap. Rosario Dawson Nevada. She saves the day by thwarting the compound’s gun control. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. A Deposit of Bones Originally Discovered by a Ranch Hand, The Weirdest, Most Odious Figures in Trump’s “National Garden of American Heroes”, The Woman Who Read Hank Aaron’s Hate Mail. Most recently, Jogia appeared in Ghost Wars, Now Apocalypse, and Shaft. Poster Berkeley is a staunch pacifist even in the face of the undead hordes that he grew up around, and has a mellow demeanor generally. Zombieland 2 Doppelt hält besser (2019). ... Berkeley. A decade after Zombielandbecame a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer and the original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for Zombieland: Double Tap. Avan's Zombieland 2 character hails from Berkeley, Calif., so that becomes his name throughout the film. Related: Zombieland 2 Is Releasing Too Late In Zombieland: Double Tap, Columbus, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), and Wichita (Emma Stone) take off in pursuit of Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who has hitched a ride with new character Berkeley (Avan Jogia) in an effort to meet other young people. He wears vaguely rastafarian attire and sports a guitar and marijuana on hand. In the end, despite introducing multiple pacifist characters, the sequel affirms that the shoot-’em-up, run-’em-down, kill-’em-all methods Tallahassee favors are the ones necessary to stay alive. But midway through the film, Columbus catches a glimpse behind the façade as he realizes that zombies didn’t kill Tallahassee’s puppy—they killed his young son. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the 2019 sequel features all the main characters from the original 2009 Zombieland movie along with some new characters. According to a report from Deadline, Avan Jogia has joined the cast of Zombieland 2. Sure, there was Tallahassee, the traditionally rugged cowboy who relishes offing zombies in gruesome ways, but his foil was the equally capable Columbus, an uptight everynerd who kills only out of necessity and credits his survival to wearing his seatbelt and double-knotting his shoes. Wichita (Emma Stone), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) und Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) sind zurück und schlagen sich weiter durch eine Welt, die nach einer Zombieapokalypse brachliegt. Woody Harrelson's character, Tallahassee, is less than thrilled when Abigail Breslin's character, Little Rock, deserts the family to go off with Berkeley. Avan Jogia as Berkeley - After Little Rock meets Berkeley, he encourages her to accompany him on his travels to Babylon, a hippie commune. He lures Little Rock away from her sister with his good looks and apparent worldly knowledge, forcing the rest of the gang to chase after them. We encountered an issue signing you up. Portrayed by Berkeley’s female counterpart is ditzy vegan Madison, who is, in her own words, “really good at surviving,” something she attributes to a can of mace and the ability to run fast. Jogia will be playing Berkeley, who is described as "the epitome of … After defeating the zombies, Little Rock broke up with Berkeley, citing his plagiarism, and left with her makeshift family. Overall, Zombieland 2 does plenty right in comparison to many horror sequels. At the end of Zombieland 2, Madison and another new character, Berkeley, stay behind at Babylon. Find all 27 songs in Zombieland Soundtrack, with scene descriptions. A zombie attack occurred shortly afterward, so Berkeley helped to defend the commune by dropping items from the top of the Babylon tower onto approaching zombies, as well as by helping to reinforce the funnel to channel the horde to the edge of the tower and to their deaths. Much of his persona is faux however, such as his asserted passion for writing music. Profile As a side note, Zombieland 2 should've been in the works years ago. Slate relies on advertising to support our journalism. 10 years after the events of Zombieland, new varieties of zombies have been introduced in Zombieland: Double Tap. Berkeley has long hair, a light beard, a mustache, and thick eyebrows, all black. He’s also the most intriguing character in the entire movie. That plot hole is not only a symptom of the movie’s faulty logic but its unexpected conservative streak, found in its regressive portrayal of women and its disdain for a character whose very name evokes coastal elitism. Wtf even was that. Avan Jogia But while the movie takes care to explain how Madison managed to stay alive for 10 years hiding in the freezer at Pinkberry, Berkeley’s presence is a lingering mystery. Little Rock is the returning main character, but it is Berkeley that comes away with the “funnier” moments in their scenes together. RD. When they arrived, the Babylon guard insisted they melt down their guns before entering, which Berkeley convinced Little Rock into agreeing with. Brown Zombieland Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. While it doesn’t quite achieve classic status in its own right, when it comes to sequels that do the original film justice, it is up there. He is portrayed by Avan Jogia. After the events of Zombieland 2, the group of five settle down, hoping to find some peace amidst the chaos. Berkeley stayed in Babylon with Madison. Berkeley gets no such moment of revelation. We got to see Wichita and Little Rock scam other survivors out of their supplies and Bill Murray use a little movie magic to blend in with the brain-hungry hordes and go about his business. Zombieland: Double Tap (Soundtrack) by Various Artists. In Zombieland 2: Double Tap, his character, Berkeley, is used mainly as a means of comedic relief, but he contributes to some priceless moments in the movie. Age He joined them, and told them about a new, stronger zombie that was cropping up around the country. Listen to trailer music, OST, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. Berkeley is a minor character in Zombieland: Double Tap and Little Rock 's love interest. Zombieland: Double Tap And you'll never see this message again. Berkeley LW. Still, there is an imbalance centered on fleshing out the supporting cast better than the returning characters. But the movie suffers the most by its treatment of Berkeley, who is never developed beyond surface level. That’s not for lack of opportunity, either. Also, I hated the copy characters. By joining Slate Plus you support our work and get exclusive content. Das hat auch so seine Vorteile, kann man es sich nun im verwaisten Weißen Haus gemütlich machen. The best of movies, TV, books, music, and more, delivered three times a week. You’ve run out of free articles. 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