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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…
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.…
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…
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…
World War Z is a zombie movie for people who don't like zombie movies.
All shaky-cam, no tension. Marc Forster demonstrates zero understanding for the genre and essentially turns an INCREDIBLE Zombie tale, into a generic Hollywood pandemic disaster movie.
This could be an interesting take on the genre, but in all honesty, if it weren't for the 'zombies' I wouldn't have wasted even a minute watching this kind of trash.
I'd like to watch this again in 20 years because I have a feeling it's going to age real bad.
A lot of fans of the book were annoyed with the direction that the filmmakers took with film, but as a someone who has read the book I have to say that I personally think this is the ONLY direction they could have took.
The book is a series of unconnected stories that gradually tell the story of the outbreak, which is a format better suited to television, and too many stories would have made the film choppy and unwatchable.
With the film they just concentrated on one story and we followed Gerry on his journey to solve the crisis.
I remember this movie's being pretty good when I saw it with my little brother in the theater. Going into it expecting crap, it's subjectively pretty good. But objectively, World War Z is bad. The cinematography is horrendous; as the lighting is bad, the CGI looks awful and the shakycam hurts. The production of this movie would make you think the story would be horrible, and while the story is serviceable, it's still very much a cliché blockbuster. If you completely turn off your brain, it's actually a bit of fun... Otherwise this movie is a chore to get through.
Original score with Rudy 2 years ago: 3.5
New score: definitely a 2
Achieves impressive heights for a bad zombie movie
A United Nations employee traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Unusual variation within the Zombie genre has some good moments and is extremely well produced, but the episodic structure of the story, the unconvincingly construed ending and especially the fact that the movie is made for a PG-13 audience will disappoint diehard fans.
The movie itself is extremely stupid and far fetched but with its extremely fast moving pace and intense action sequences it works. Another con about the movie is a lot of the character development doesn't work. Still a good time.
Acabé aburriendo las pelis de zombies, pero a mi sorpresa, esta peli me ha gustado xDDDD
Me sigue faltando que expliquen mejor de donde proviene la "infección", pero por lo demás, it's ok. Me ha puesto histérica (y me he reído otras tantas xDDD)
A zombie film that lacks bite.Brad Pitt easily slips into the role of a family man desperate to keep his family safe. It's not difficult to root for him and share in his urgency. His charm certainly makes up for and saves the movie from its flaws (and there are many!) not the least of which are its gaping plot holes and loose direction.
the lab scene tho
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