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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…
Review In A Nutshell:
World War Z is the story of an outbreak that suddenly turned the majority of the world's population into relentless zombies.
This would be my second experience with this film and I must say, it hasn't fazed my opinion on it one bit. The film's plot is certainly different from the typical films of the genre, as World War Z provides much more explanation of the event and takes the genre into a much larger scale, as compared to the common zombie films where it mainly takes place in intimate and claustrophobic environments. I was kept interested all the way through with the film's exploration of the cause and by the end of it, I felt…
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…
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…
Eine Zombie-Buch Verfilmung, die aber augenscheinlich null mit dem eigentlichen Buch zu tun hat - auch interessant. Da ich das Buch aber nicht gelesen habe, kann mir das relativ egal sein und ich muss die Prämisse so bewerten, wie sie hier im Film präsentiert wird. Der Kniff des Films und damit das, was ihn ein wenig von anderen Zombie-Streifen abhebt, ist dass die Zombie-Apokalypse auf globaler Ebene statt findet und wir Brad Pitt durch entsprechend viele Schauplätze folgen und dabei mit einer Menge Zombie-Action mehr oder weniger belohnt werden. Anfangs war ich auch richtig gebannt, als der Ausbruch dieser Plage auf eine extrem dynamische und spannende Weise erfolgte und man mit der Frage konfrontiert wurde, was man selbst in so…
A perhaps unintentional vanity project for one Mr. Brad Pitt, nothing about World War Z works. Not the aphazard plot nor the sub-par effects can distract from the heavy-handed attempts at depth through random monologues about as deep as that layer of oil on top of a pepperoni pizza. Seemingly written and directed by people who have never seen an action movie not once in their lives, World War Z's grimness is its own worst enemy.
those zombies did not give...a...fuck
Brilliant first act; "just fine" everything else.
Voy a ser clara, esta es una película palomitera y ya está, no esperéis salir del cine con una gran epifanía sobre el universo porque no va a pasar, pero quizás esté en el top 3 de los megaestrenos más aceptables del verano (en el que incluyo a 'Star Trek: En la oscuridad' y 'El hombre de acero' a falta de la esperada 'Pacific Rim').
Esta película consigue entretener al espectador en todo momento y probablemente sea porque, aparte de ese discursito del final, no tiene otro propósito que entretener. Empecemos con los grandes aciertos:
Aceptémoslo, esta es la típica película de Tom Cruise, así que ver a Brad Pitt, un actor que no contaba con ninguna película de acción…
"Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature"
World War Z had some great pieces in it - the start of the outbreak in Philly, the hard-nose strategies of survivors, Daniella Kertesz and Peter Capaldi. I'm surprised they didn't take more from the book which was excellent.
Brad Pitt is easy to watch but pretty low energy at key points - such near the end when his family have been put in danger.
It does feel like something is lacking toward the end, there's a beat missed there. But overall it's enjoyable.
Maybe it's my distaste for the zombie genre in general that's making this an easy fail for me. However, I think zombies aside, another big issue in this film is that Brad Pitt is virtually invincible while the characters who help him along the way are dull and empty. The only intensity in this film is one scene where the female soldier loses her arm. I found myself more invested in her character, than Brad's. I read a few reviews comparing this film to Spielberg's War of the Worlds. Even though not a zombie themed apocalypse film, War of the Worlds had the emotional intensity in all the participating characters which World War Z lacked significantly. When it comes to…
Me alegré de que el verguero empezara de una vez. Para mí lo único memorable y medio "qué molleja de grillúo" fue el final. Me gustó que no fuera en un solo lugar, eso fue bastante entretenido.
Me da demasiada arrechera que en sí, no sean zombies. Son humanos que medio los muerden y a las 12 segundos son zombies o "zekes". Esperaba una cura no sé, aunque eso es demasiado esperanzador para una película post-apocalíptica.
Con respecto al principio, me encantó que fuese así de la nada el verguero. Ya en Corea del Sur, fue tipo "marico que cagada" con el ñoño de Harvard y la estrategia usada por los militares. Ya en Israel me pareció mucho mojón que…
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