Watch the “Rule 52” clip from Zombieland: Double Tap below.
To refresh you on one of the funniest running jokes of Zombieland, here’s a rundown of all of Columbus’s rules so far. While he only has rules as high as #33 in the first movie, thanks to a Zombieland deleted scene and series of promotional videos we have been able to fill out quite a few more from the list.
Tragically, Columbus doesn’t reveal all of his rules on camera, but fans have taken a stab at figuring out what the rest would be over the course of the past decade. You can check out all of the official rules below:
Zombieland: Columbus’s Full List of Rules to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Rule #1: Cardio
“When the virus struck, for obvious reasons, the first ones to go were the fatties.”
Rule #2: Double Tap
“You had to get a gun and learn how to use it, which leads me to my second rule: the double tap. In those moments when you’re not sure the undead are really dead-dead, don’t get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head.”
“You got enough problems, moisture shouldn’t be one of them.”
Rule #3: Beware of Bathrooms
“Don’t let them catch you with your pants down.”
Rule #4: Seatbelts
“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.”
“Big. Cast iron. Contrary to what you’ve seen, it won’t flatten a face, but the feel of it when you hit something, chills. Your whole arm vibrates.”
Rule #7: Travel Light
“And I don’t mean just luggage.”
“If there is one way to describe Zombieland, it is ‘moist.'”
“Nothing says massive head trauma like a bowling ball — preferably 16 pounds. Don’t use a little pink one.”
Don’t be a Hero
As Columbus says, “Some rules are made to be broken.”
Rule #18: Limber Up
“Going down that hill, it is very important.”
“We have each other’s backs.”
Rule #31: Check the Back Seat
“No one back there but my duffel bag.”
Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things
“I hate to give credit to anyone who looks like Yosemite Sam, but I’m writing it down.” Thanks for this one, Tallahassee!
“The Swiss army used that knife for a reason.”
What is your favorite rule from Zombieland? Do you think you would survive in this world? Let us know in the comments below!
Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.