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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…
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…
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…
If you've read World War Z, count yourself lucky, because it's an unbelievably good read and recommended for anyone. Max Brooks' zombie horror is really, really good.
This movie has nothing to do with that. Literally, the only things they have in common is that they both have zombies and they both share the same name. Except for that, this movie pales in comparison to the Great Panic Brooks describes. However, on its own, it's a fun film, although it does absolutely nothing mindblowing. If you wanna' kill a couple of hours without wanting to think too much, this is as good a choice as any.
Forgettable and uninteresting, World War Z fails from the start by not even following its source material's inventive style.
Some cool stuff, mostly cliches
I've always been a Brad Pitt fan but when I hear he only chose the role so his kids could see his dad in a Zombie film, I questioned a few things. The film is action packed and fast paced, possibly too fast and not enough time for the characters. Overall World War Z is a bit over the top but definitely plausible for a Zombie film and I quite liked the ending.
Ok ok, I finally gave in to World War Z and decided to give the film a try. I remember the previews for the film and I thought to myself, my god that looks awful. Finally caving into pressure to check it out and knowing it's based on a popular book (which I haven't read), I decided to take the plunge. The result, it's bad. Really bad! Sorry it is!
Seriously I am a die hard old school zombie fan. Remember what a zombie is supposed to be, the living dead. That means a slow moving corpse that's been reanimated. This film does the 28 Days Later route and treats the zombies like a virus victim. But wait, that's not…
Elevates genre in its intelligence & potency. Scary w/o being gory. Delivers the perfect mixture of nail-biting jolts & quiet sophistication.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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