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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*
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…
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…
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…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 23
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…
I must start by saying that I read the book, which is one of the "must" in zombie literature. I also have to say that I'm rewatching this film.
On my first view I didn't think highly of the movie, especially by the lack of blood and gore, consequence of the PG 13 rating it had.
However on my second view, just minutes ago. I must say it is a very good movie, full of action, good theories and with an excellent acting by Brad Pitt.
So, my initial rating was 2 stars. But after this rewatch I'm going to upgrade it to 3 and a half stars. ; )
"Every human being we save is one less zombie to fight."
When this film was first announced, I was very skeptical. Then I heard it was planned to be a trilogy and I was flabergasted. How was that even possible? You see, I was and am a fan of Max Brooks' books: The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. The format of his first book is obvious: an instructional handbook style with pure (tongue-in-cheek) information and no narrative. His second book was formatted as a series of "historical and first-hand" accounts of zombie sightings and outbreaks. Although some accounts were loosely tied, there was no real narrative. No real protagonist. No real storyline at all. So how was a…
No recuerdo el libro, pero lo que si recuerdo es que no tiene nada que ver con la película. Lo único que hay que ver en la película es como dejan el destino de la humanidad a manos de un científico que nunca ha realizado trabajos de campo y en Brad Pitt que demuestra la subnormalidad de su personaje cuando el director le pone la respuesta a sus interrogantes delante de su nariz haciendo que cualquier espectador con dos dedos de frente se de cuenta de la solución, pero un personaje que está creado para esa acción, es incapaz de verlo. Momentos absurdos uno detrás de otro hasta un final igual de previsible. El único punto fuerte es que viendo las tonterías y las situaciones absurdas pasas un rato entretenido y maquilla un poco la poca originalidad del director.
This movie has one major plot hole. The zombies will not attack or cannot see people who carry a terminal illness. Question so what about hospitals with patients who have cancer and etc? Also the outbreak grew incredibly fast. Like too fast. It was like 34 people every second became infected with the disease. I did like the idea of the zombies being freakishly athletic. That was a creative concept. There was some cool scenes as well.
World War Zzzzzz
Brad Pitt & A Series of Unfortunate Zombie-related Events
A heaping pile of shit, the plot is idiotic and takes so many artistic liberties it might as well be Plan 9 from outer space with a huge budget that takes itself to seriously.
Some clever variations on zombie narrative conventions along the way here, but also too many instances of the kind of contemporary action filmmaking I can't stand: wherein the camera shakes around a lot while the audience is bombarded by loud noises and rapid fire images, none of which ever achieve any kind of kinetic coherence. Yawn.
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