There are some new characters that stick around only until the joke starts to smell of zombie flesh. There are some pleasant surprises. Mostly, though, we're here just to see these people use the same lines we are used to...and maybe one new one.
The overall feeling of the film works for one viewing, but it sure draws out its 95 minutes.
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