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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…
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.…
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…
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 never read the novel and I can fully sympathize with those who thought they were getting the film version of said book and got this instead!
Perhaps one day you will get the film that you deserved! But for now I've gotta review the film that has been presented to us! Admittedly the first time I viewed this film I did not particularly care for it! I was expecting a Zombie flick and what I got was Outbreak disguised as a Zombie film! So I guess the best way to go into ANY film is to go in without any expectations!
Having seen the Unrated Version just now I found a whole new appreciation for it! It was a…
I guess I watched the film with a deluded view wherein the whole film was just as exciting as the beginning.
It's not a bad film, but it's nothing new and sometimes a bit too long or not very catchy. Also it has a very open ending, i'm still not sure about if i like that or not.
Smart and makes sense, but the ending was anti climatic.
Ridiculous plot, even for a zombie movie.
South Park almost ruined the serious tone of this movie but a certain someone saved it for me. I don't even need to say Brad Pitt's name for you to know that Brad Pitt saved it for me. My only other qualm with the film is that Brad Pitt's wife is a million miles beneath Brad Pitt and she's not afraid to show it by being super needy and by calling Brad Pitt while he's on super secret ops.
Brad Pitt and zombies is a money maker for sure and it's actually better than I thought it would be.
Only watched the last 10 minutes of this, but I think, even with this limited information, this was a turd fire.
Well… what can I say? It’s an action movie with fast zombies. It didn’t fill me with joy. It didn’t fill me with sadness.
The VFX were good.
ZOMBIES: the word that describes whatever movie they are in. This time, the generic zombie movie stars Brad Pitt as a harbinger of death and destruction everywhere he goes. It's fine, which is hardly the word you want to use when describing a movie about creatures that shred their families to eat their intestines, but there you go. To be honest, I thought the weakest part of the film was the zombies themselves. Running around like loons one minute, casually doing the herky jerk the next, always an eye-rolling embarrassment. If this movie were exactly the same in every facet EXCEPT the zombies (replace them with really pissed off frogs, perhaps), it would have been much better. As it stands, however, this is probably something that'd be enjoyable background noise while you cut your toenails, but that's about it.
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