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World War Z
Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.
World War Z is about as forgettable and tiring a film as there can be. So forgettable that after two hours I have forgotten all but George Clooney.....erm, Matt Damon....oh wait.....it's Brad Pitt. I can only remember Brad Pitt's bad hair. Wait, is his hair bad? I don't know. I guess there are zombies in it, thus the origin of the apparent Z in its title. Wait, what's it called again? Anyway, some shaky cam, some running, some destruction and I guess this is considered an above average bore...erm.bockbuster. *Zzzzzzzzzz, falls asleep writing review*
World War Z has had a troubled journey to the big screen. Based on the acclaimed and sprawling novel by Max Brooks, I am reliably informed this adaptation has done away with much of what made the book so great. The film foregoes the multiple viewpoints of the source material for a more focused, but still globe-trotting, journey with a single UN employee who travels the world looking for a cure to the recent zombie pandemic. Sadly, whilst there is a novelty in watching a zombie movie on such a grand scale it soon wears off and all you are left with is a disappointingly derivative and poorly constructed action-thriller.
Brad Pitt stars as the recently retired United Nations employee…
Lacking the chilling sense of dread, escalating tension & disturbing gore that usually comes associated with this subgenre of horror, World War Z inclines more towards the action genre than horror, packs in almost all the elements of a generic summer blockbuster, and as far as the subject of zombie apocalypse goes, this is one of the lamest movies out there.
Based on the novel of the same name, World War Z tells the story of retired UN investigator Gerry Lane who, along with his family, narrowly manages to escape the zombie outbreak in his city but soon finds himself on a new mission that requires him to travel around the globe in order to find a possible cure to the…
Maybe it’s because I had seen all the low ratings from my LB friends that I went into this viewing with expectations so low I was expecting to hate it. Maybe it was because it didn’t really wrap itself in a genre that’s near and dear to my heart, as Oblivion did. Maybe it’s because I’m not really an aficionado of action pictures, but, I had a really good time with World War Z.
It was the first act that really caught me. After some perfunctory introductions and a little bit of exposition, the action comes on so fast, and so out of nowhere, that it completely caught me by surprise. It got ahead of me; I was honesty feeling…
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World War Z is Contagion For Dummies.
When I saw it in theaters, I thought the problem was simply that the film dumbed down its zombies to fit a PG-13 rating (and the trailer spoiling all the big visuals certainly did nothing to help). Essentially, I found that none of the film had any lasting impact, and I assumed that this was caused by the producers and the MPAA neutering the film to reach a wider audience. So I decided to give the unrated cut a try.
If anything, the unrated cut is worse. Here's the difference: fake digital blood splatter. The extended scenes look like they were cut from 300: Rise of an Empire.…
Me: Hi, man with the camera. Do you have ant hill up your ass? Or did the Zombies get you? Or are you an agitated Zombie yourself?
The first hour of this film was one of the most grimacing, cringe inducing, nauseating experiences I have ever had in the cinema hall. That was severely irritating. It had the potential to look great or even decent had the man with camera not shot the film while itching his ass, and jumping. I would not have felt that much giddiness and feeling of puking even if I were in a merry go round at an insane rpm for one hour. And the fucking 3d made it even worse. I felt like the…
Devastated by the war mongering manipulations of Brad Pitts next fascistic movie "World War Z" (after "300"). Matt Brooks also had those elements in the book, but with the radical simplifications in the now James Bond-style action movie it's now a sole Rumsfeld meets Edward Teller story which pleases only Fox News fans. The movie itself is effective, Zombies are fast and dangerous, and the changed ending by Damon Lindelof plays the global apocolypse in a tiny and quiet Alien-style setting. But this does not help solving the problem in NAZI and CIA fashion, e.g. gather them in stadiums and mass-eliminate them by missiles. The west bank wall legitimization masked in humanism is also very disturbing. The war goes on, be prepared.
|- ziemlich düsterer style
|- gute einleitung in die problemsituation
|- brad pitt a.k.a spaghettikopf war natürlich super, allerdings hatte sein charakter meiner meinung nach zu wenig tiefe
|- meine erwartung wurde weit übertroffen, world war z ist ein sehr überdurchschnittlicher zombieapokalypsefilm
If taking one of the best-written zombie books (ever) and turning it into one of the worst zombie films (ever) was the raison d'être for this production, then I declare it a huge success.
Unpopular with dreary zombie fans for hacking out a chunk of the book but Brad Pitt's take is more than worthy. The oral history format of Max Brooks' book wouldn't really work for a film anyway so the decision to effectively make it a tale seen from one character's point of view is a good compromise. The result is good fun; the confusion, terror and listless drive for survival is well-captured and while occasionally the invincibility and necessity of Gerry Lane feels like preservation and bigging up of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt overall it retains the right tone, with nicely-done action sequences, great hints of a wider world and a gripping narrative.
The movie looks like The Last of Us with Brad Pitt. The movie overall was amazing, the zombies were realistic, the story made sense, But I wish it had more action. The film is 2 hour long, yet it feels like a genuine 30 minutes. Maybe it's just my brain straining because I haven't slept for 36 hours, but it's awfully short in perception.
Better than I expected. But I didn't expect much.
"This movie is pretty lit!" -My roommate
This movie is just so bad.
Fun but my god it's f'ing stupid