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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…
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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…
This time, I mostly watched it for the action sequences, which are good enough taken on their own. It is just unfortunate that they do not really add up to much of a film on their own.
A little like I am Legend, loved the eerie music (reminiscent of tubular bells from Exorcist), Not very deep on plot lines, one-dimensional, cinematography was impressive, production elements were big, grand and on fire. Gave a sense of realism to something most would feel is unreal, seemed hard to relate society’s current state of degradation to the virus outbreak, there were parts of the movie that were non-stop, pedal to the metal, and the camera work ensured you couldn’t tell where the Zekes were coming from.
I love the book, and I also like this movie. Brad Pitt carries it well. The Israel and subsequent airplane disaster scenes are excellent, and its otherwise a competent flick, that is until the anticlimactic third act and slapdash ending montage. But the filmmaker's biggest mistake was keeping only the book's title and insulting everyone by jettisoning everything else.
so sexy! wow! these zombies are H.O.T.! World War Z? more like World War XXX!
I recently listened to an interview with Robert Kirkman and he said his main influence for creating The Walking Dead was to create a "zombie" story that didn't have a neatly tied up ending where the problem was solved and everyone lived happily ever after. A more realistic story, where people suffer interminably.
World War Z is what Kirkman was talking about.
This film totally surprized me. I though it would be all action and heartless, but it had a great heart. I loved it.
Listen to a spoiler-heavy discussion of the film over at Before the Dawn: beforethedawn.ca/e/episode-234-world-war-z-discussion/
I had diarrhoea in the middle of this film and it was a welcome respite from this dry heave of a movie - I say dry heave because nothing productive came out of it.
Lo haré simple, soy fan del modo Zombi así que cualquier cosa que me vendan con este estilo lo compro.-
Thrilling but exhausting. The unrated version is definitely better.
(I wonder if I would have enjoyed it more if I never knew about the much cooler-sounding, weirder, darker ending that was scrapped so that the movie would appeal to a broader, global, family friendly audience...)
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