Zombieland was a really fun movie. I recommend it. However, here I'm going to talk about something I didn't like.
I found the gender roles to be cringeworthy in an exemplary way; sure to offend feminists and MRAs at the same time, if they stop to give them some thought. The female characters, Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), seem only to be competent at preying on men; usually through manipulating trust or sympathy. Before the zombie apocalypse, they were professional confidence tricksters. They are just not good people. Their establishing screentime is divided between preying on men and insulting them. But the implication is that all that's fine, 'cause they are of the type that produces large instead of small gametes; and because Wichita is attractive (Little Rock is 12 and doesn't count).
And that's the whole reason the male characters, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), put up with them and rescue them. Tallahassee is sympathetic to Columbus's attraction to Wichita, which is based on her looks and her treating him like dirt. That's it, that's what women bring to the table. It's offensive to feminists (or at least me, inasmuch as I count) because the woman and girl offer little but abuse and apparently have little to offer but one of-age pussy. It's offensive to MRAs (or at least me, inasmuch as I count) because that's good enough for the men. Maybe Columbus's reaction to Wichita can be excused a bit because she's possibly the last woman on earth his age. But that goes the other way too; there's nobody but Columbus for Wichita, either. Basically she treats him with contempt while he makes himself a doormat, warms to him slightly apparently due to successful doormatism, but he really means nothing to her until he risks his life rescuing her from certain death. Seems to me that this setup is really common, at least in action movies.
It reminds me of one of the points made in The Action Movie Fairy Tale I linked before. One of his points is that a man doesn't feel that a woman's love can be real if the man hasn't accomplished astonishing action movie things. He links it to narcissism, his favorite diagnosis. I think he missed it. I think a more accurate hyperbole would be that a man doesn't feel that a woman's love can be deserved, or real, if the man hasn't risked his life rescuing the woman from certain death. That's the way we see real love happen in action movies. I mean, she is attractive with large gametes! That's all she needs to be worthy of risking his life! Not character or anything.
Only attractive women appear in this venue; unattractive women do not exist. If a man is attracted, the woman is in this mental category. No need for movie-star beauty. If a man isn't attracted to a woman, then in movie terms she isn't a woman in any real sense, she's an extra.