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*
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…
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…
My family and I walked into this film with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. To make a long story short, this is how you make a blockbuster! Yes, it's a dumbed down adaptation of the brilliant novel it is based on that suffers from a lack of depth, but the performances are solid, the action sequences are the best I've seen all year and Marc Forster, who is not a particularly good filmmaker, knocks it out of the park with his stellar direction! What could have been a huge disaster on the level of Heaven's Gate (great movie by the way!) has turned out to be the best film of the summer thus far!
Brad Pitt is subdued and restrained as…
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…
Ya know, I thought I would come out of World War Z ready to write another scathing ALL CAPS REVIEW but surprisingly enough, I came out feeling pretty....
Entertained. And for the most part satisfied.
The film didn't really look interesting to me in the slightest and to say I've grown tired of the zombie fad is a severe understatement. I never read the book the film was (loosely) based on and I went in with no prior knowledge of the source material besides the basic "zombie outbreak occurs, Brad Pitt has to save the day" plot setup. I hear the book is set up with an unconventional documentary and journal style and the film is pretty much the opposite…
Watched the extended 'unrated' version.
Having read the Max Brooks novel on which this big-budget Anglo-Hollywood blockbuster is supposedly based, I was more than a little surprised at how different in plot, tone and ambition it felt. I'm no Brooks fanboy and can see why changes might be made to the structure of his book - in the service of giving the storytelling more focus - but this adaptation felt like a significant departure from the source.
Specifically, the protagonist Gerry Lane, a kind of 'super-dad' come super-sleuth for the United Nations, who immediately abandons his family having just narrowly escaped death in their hometown of Philadelphia to go on a global search (well, he travels to South Korea, Israel…
Ends up looking like a prequel.
I liked that, unlike most zombie movies, it wasn't filled with a constant bloodlust and joy for killing. It was nice that the plot was geared more toward a solution rather than a rampage.
Who takes a amazing book and uses nothing from the novel but the word zekes? I've seen better fanfiction than this.
I would say okay kind of movie
I was slightly apprehensive about World War Z (indeed, it has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be watched for a couple of weeks now) and I was aware that it had not been receiving particularly good reviews. I'm not hugely sure what the differences are, but for the record I watched the extended version (which also wasn't in 3D). I also haven't read the book so can't compare. All that said... I liked the film. The insanity of the opening had me gripped, and although the globe-trotting felt a little too convenient it did provide for some very nice set pieces.
I thought Brad Pitt was perfectly adequate, but the biggest surprise for me was Daniella Kertesz -…
Good flick. Nice take on zombies.
Es otra película de zombies....... la diferencia?????... son los pequeños cambio que le han dado a esta historia para hacerla mas interesantes y no lo típico que se viene viendo hasta ahora en materia de zombies... esas diferencias son la que las hacen un poco diferente y especial..,.
So yeah... even though the Zombie culture has been pretty well played out, I seem to continue to be a sucker for movies that feature them. Although I think it's more of a love for the survival element, I've enjoyed quite a few zombie flicks and shows (even though my fondness for the current and most popular zombie show is waning).
With this being said I was actually looking forward to this movie. I read about the re-writes, script changes, the confusion about the fast running CGI walkers and still had a big interest to see what happened and how it turned out.
Bottom line, when I turned off the DVR I was simply at a loss. I sat there…