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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…
Terrible trope-fest, complete waste of time.
In rewatching WORLD WAR Z, I was struck how episodic this movie was. This should not be surprising as the source material - was nothing more than a series of short stories. But I couldn't shake the feeling that the parts did not add up to a satisfying whole.
I love me my Brad Pitt and I love me my Zombies, but I would have preferred to love me a better overarching story.
One last question - what was Matthew Fox doing in this movie. He has a few "blink and you miss them" scene. I've heard that his character was a big part of the original finale and was written out. That's too bad.
Extremely fast paced. That was actually really good. I stayed anxiety ridden the WHOLE time. And also then it got my interested by thinking about biology. Also - you know how people are cast as characters most like themselves. Brad Pitt seems like an excellent parent.
Pretty blood free for a zombie movie with near constant killing.
This movie introduced a whole new type of zombie to me and it was terrifying. The thought that I could no longer outrun them scared me for weeks. So I guess you could say this movie left an impression on me?
Perhaps underserving of three stars as a stand-alone film, but it's impossible to wrench this movie free from the shadow of the book that birthed it. Lacking the pathos and intimacy of the multiple vignettes presented in the book, this movie fails to capture the humanity that made the book such an emotional and intimate story. It utterly failed to capture what it was about the book that set it apart and made it special.
I like brad Pitt in everything even in a bad movie but this is just a sad movie with horrible effects that look like a PS2 game.
Džīzas! Divas stresa pilnas stundas. Neesmu lasījusi oriģinālo darbu (vai vajadzētu?), bet filma patika labāk, nekā dažas sliktās atsauksmes brīdināja. Varbūt tas vienkārši tāpēc, ka man patīk kā Breds Pits noveco un beidzot bija viena katastrofas filma, kurā sieva nav histēriska muļķe, kuras dēļ rodas liekas problēmas (izņemot vienu epizodi).
Vale, puedes encontrarle mil defectos, pero las casi dos horas que dura se te pasan volando... y los zombies están molones.
The good: Adds a couple things to the genre.
The bad: Still rather generic.
This is still one of my favorite zombie movies mainly because there aren't any really annoying character which often ruin a zombie flick.
It does try to add a few things as well. It does use the word Zombie to describe them, not all the time or anything but it does use the word which i find doesn't get used very often in other movies. The zombies themselves are mad as fuck, running jumping, slamming their head into things, building giant fucking zombie towers. It also doesn't go down the plot line of 'hunkering down until it's all blown over' like a lot of zombie movies. There are still plenty of survivors and the main character actively travels the world to find more information leading to a deterrent or cure.
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