• ZOMBIELAND: Is It Deep or Dumb? – Wisecrack Edition
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    ZOMBIELAND: Is It Deep or Dumb? – Wisecrack Edition

    Hey Wisecrack, Helen here. When you spend as much time thinking about movies as we do, sometimes you wonder if you’re just plain overthinking. Is You Got Mail a fun-loving rom-com or an Orwellian masterpiece? Is Hairspray a metaphor for the Cold War? And what’s the super secret meaning at the heart of The Sandlot? This is all to say — sometimes when you read a text too deeply, you go a bit cross-eyed. Which brings us to Zombieland, which we’ve probably watched dozens of times at this point. On the surface, the film seems like a pretty typical mainstream horror-comedy, leaning more on quippy one-liners than on plot or…