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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…
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…
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…
A lot better than I anticipated especially after all the hoopla about it. Brad Pitt does his usual schtick but it doesn't matter - he's always fun to watch. The third act is what caused all the problems with the media and it still has its issues - I understand the direction they took...it made it seem like two different movies. It is supposed to be a world war.
Fun film to watch though.
Cast and characters: 8/10
Production values: 8/10
Visual Effects: 8/10
I yawned throughout. That ending was so bland. It took over two hours just to take an injection and find a cure. This almost remind me of I am Legend but with way more people than a man and his dog. It's pretty forgettable and quite hard to even be entertaining like...nothing here that I haven't seen but was I anticipating it? Yeah but oh ....what a let down..
the zombies were only menacing in their far-away CGI wall-scaling form. close up, not so much.
Man, this was way, way, way better than I thought it was going to be. Probably one of the better zombie/virus movies out there, honestly.
An orphan in a facility run by flesh eating zombies, Brad Pitt believes that his parents were eaten by zombies by mistake. When a woman (Marielle Enos) decides to let a zombie orphan live at her home to promote her image, Brad Pitt is selected. While Pitt gets accustomed to living in The Zombie mansion, he still longs to find his parents. So Enos announces a search for them and a reward, which unfortunately attracts many zombies.
Brad Pitt and zombies. How could you go wrong?
A couple of things.
What makes a blockbuster appealing to me is a simple plot, and killer set pieces. World War Z has those two things in spades. Take the Israel wall sequence, where the dead form a corpse ladder over the wall and start raining down on the people. That scene just continues to ramp up, going from a wide open space, then into close quarters. You get the zombies on the roofs falling down into the streets, and hitting the metal grate above people. Then one of the soldiers gets grabbed, and pulled up into the grate, a grenade goes off, the grate collapses, and the zombies are down on the streets. It's very fun watching the sequence…
A film with such a generic concept should take risks and be different, but despite its intense moments, World War Z follows the same old formula and is ultimately a dull, unimpactful movie.
As a summer blockbuster, World War Z scratches just the right places, making for a fun, but ultimately flawed zombie flick.
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