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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…
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…
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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.…
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…
not bad, but 28 Days Later is still better.
If any film was going to end on a still of brad pitt hugging his family this was it ugh zombies are better than this
World War Z in name only.
I try not to compare movie adaptions to thier sources, but this one was such a disappointment.
I thought the book was such a brilliant and new take on the tired idea of zombies and was originally excited to hear the movie in the works.
They turned it into such a generic action movie and removed what made WWZ so special.
If you like Italian zombie movies ... this is the opposite.
It's not bloody, brutal or gore.
It's family entertainment.
i actually liked this quite a bit. the attack scenes were a bit hard to watch (literally, like i couldn't keep track of them at all) but it was an interesting adaptation of the book (which was v v different).
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Surprisingly dull, despite the cartoonish zombies and globe trotting plot.
My biggest gripe about the movie however, is the ass backwards logic that pathogens knowingly avoid the sick. Being mindless opportunistic self replicators, kept at bay only by strong immune systems, every pathogen would in fact "prefer" the immunocompromised.
The fact that the zombies can somehow magically sense illness (even through hermetically sealed doors!) is a close second, which ultimately ruined my enjoyment of an otherwise adequate, if boring, film.
what is this, I don't even feel as if i'm in a middle of zombie apocalypse
It took me three attempts to watch this movie- not because it was bad, but because two times in a row I was interrupted. An adequate adventure-horror film that Pitt plays well. But don't expect it to have any commonality with the much more bleak comic of the same name.
Father of the year, Brad Pitt.
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