In the beginning, the equilibrium is Columbus, the protagonist. It shows him living a normal
teenage life, playing video games, on his own. This juxtaposes what people would think is
going to happen during a stereotypical zombie movie. The normal equilibrium in a zombie
horror movie is before the zombies have been incorporated into the movie and when society
seems ‘normal’. However, in this movie, it is after the zombie crisis has actually struck.
The disruption is actually right at the beginning of the movie before you see anything normal.
Normally, you would be introduced to the characters and the protagonist first however;
Zombieland has been structured in a very different but effective way than any other horror
The recognition in Zombieland is something that’s ongoing all throughout the movie. A key
scene for this could be when Columbus notices that his neighbour has turned into a zombie.
The restoration in Zombieland, again, is something that is ongoing all throughout the
Zombieland movie, especially right at the end, when all of the main cast come together as
some sort of family. They solve all of their personal problems but not the big problem at