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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…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 23
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.…
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…
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…
Everything about this movie is terrible. The scenario, the plot, the non-existent build-up... Everything.
Watched this on 3D Blu Ray from LOVEFiLM. It was ok. Nothing more, nothing less. A genuinely decently made thought through film spoiled by some absolutely shit moments. Brad Pitt is mankind's best hope, discovers the zombies are attracted by noise, and then tried to creep through a load of zombies without turning off his mobile? Really?
No real sense of jeopardy, and apart from the opening scene nothing really special either.
Ok. But not great.
Neither I nor my wife are big horror fans but we decided to watch this as we had to extend our holiday in Greece on medical grounds and were surprised when we both enjoyed this so it must have something pretty good going for it (and that's including the fact that when they spoke non-English in the film things got tricky with the subs being in Greek!). A few too many coincidences and unbelievable accomplishments by the hero but well crafted, good action and genuinely tense at times.
An interesting take on the Zombie ethos, you can really tell that this film went through several scripts and a total rewrite of the 2nd half; regardless, the film offers some decent entertainment, as long as you don’t think too hard.
From the rather too frenetic opening scene where the outbreak first manifests itself to the quick collapse of the infrastructure, the film is satisfying, if not overwhelming. Add a Zombies On A Plane riff and then a rather creepy “we gotta get from point A to point B and there be Zombies out there” sequence that is reminiscent to some of the prison scenes from Walking Dead and you are entertained if not wowed.
Where there are issues (and…
Pitt was very good! The first half is very good... But it really goes no where after heading to Israel. It didn't suck, but I was hoping for more. I liked it...but it's not the best zombie movie of all time. Not close. Not top 10. Worth seeing, but a bit of a disappointment.
Most movies where the widespread press fixates on production delays, script rewrites and actor-director friction, the terminal product is usually labeled an unmitigated fiasco before it is released. Compounding those issues, 'World War Z' is also adapted from a Max Brooks novel and it bares almost no resemblance to it. However, in spite of those blunders, 'World War Z' is a panoramic, thrillingly geopolitical disaster movie with Brad Pitt shepherding us through an episodic plot. The set pieces around the globe are slightly hampered by brazen CGI hordes of zombies but whizz-bang chases through Jerusalem and South Korea are contagiously fun. Pitt's resilience amidst the pandemonium is certainly illogical though (he miraculously survives an airliner crash with minor wounds). The…
Decent enough zombie film, the last part of the film more gripping then the 1st imo
Big, small, meh, Pitt...
totally not like the book. fast zombies. do not like fast zombies.
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