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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…
After having read the book, and seen the trailer for this movie, I had extremely low expectations. Upon watching it, when I allowed myself to forget the namesake of this movie, I found myself on the edge of my seat. Overall a pleasant surprise.
I was so exited when I read the book and found out the movie is going to be made, then I saw the movie, and there was no excitement left, do I really need to add anything more here?
May not be the dark satire the source material is, World War Z works well as a surprisingly different take on the saturated Zombie subgenre.
What would be an actual entertaining film is marred by a bunch of extraordinarily goofy looking zombie chaos. Virtually no gore and zombies run around like hungry wolves and are more often than not rendered in CGI while doing superhuman feats that defy physics and what we even consider to be Zombie like qualities. Luckily the film is just a little better than it has any right to be due to Pitt's performance and some actually nice moments of character development and dialogue that save it from becoming just another mindless action flick. But ultimately it doesn't do much for me, as we're still framed by an epidemic of something that just looks so zany and terribly executed that I just roll my eyes anytime a big action sequence finally happens on screen.
First things first: the piles'o'zombies that looked like utter shit in the trailers actually work … *okay* in context. Sure, it's a CGI-fest, but at least it's doing something with CGI that I haven't seen before, so I'll give them some points for originality. The film itself is disappointingly simplistic: Pitt's character flies to a new place, zombies wreak havoc, he escapes; repeat. His character has no arc whatsoever, not growing or changing in any way. I did appreciate that they quietened things down for the finale, which was actually pretty tense (though the audience I was with got the giggles at one particular trait these zombies have, ruining the effect).
Brad Pitt salva a un niño mexicano y de paso al mundo. En el proceso se inyecta SIDA. Taaan predecible.
Much better than a $200million 12A rated zombie movie with a completely re-shot third act has any right to be.
The fact it clocks in under 2 hours helps a lot.
It's a shame that with the huge budget came restrictions, as if this had been allowed to be as full of violence, gore, swearing and nudity as a zombie film should be then it could have been immensely entertaining. If they'd then gone on to patch up some of the plot holes, make some of the characters a bit less retarded, introduced (and killed off, does anyone get turned into a zombie that we remotely give a shit about other than maybe that kid's parents who we meet for all of about 5 minutes?) some more characters that we could actually care for and subsequently added some genuine tension and darkness to the story then this could have been a…
Normally I don't like zombie films.
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