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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…
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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.…
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…
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World War Z is as brain dead and hyperviolent as the legion of zombies that serve as the film's antagonists- but it's a hell of a ride from start to finish.
Man, yo, shit, the book was hella trill....diz movie wuz not.
Took me a while to get around to this since it got such mediocre to bad reviews. Kept waiting for the point where I would hate it, and waiting, and waiting...
In the end I was pleasantly surprised and it reminded me a lot of Season 3 of We're Alive (which is a good thing). Both jumped back and forth between intimate personal stories and large set pieces of destruction. I personally preferred the parts where it was exploring the epidemiology of a zombie apocalypse. I've never seen that large scale political point of view and thought it was a cool perspective. But unlike most people, I liked Zulu Dawn just as much as Zulu and don't mind documentary style…
I think that brad played a believable character in here.
Is it the best zombie movie? Probably not. It is though a pretty believable take on the whole and how I imagine the world and 'zombies' would likely be if this was to by any chance happen!
It came to a bit of a stand still in the middle but picked up nicely and delivered towards the end, although a little predictable.
For you blood thirsty viewers this probably wasn't visually satisfying lol but for the certificate given I think was just right.
Mostly boring, uninterestingly filmed, with the blandest, blankest Brad Pitt performance I've seen in years. A couple of decent sequences, especially near the end, when the film manages to slow down a bit and focus on a set piece, but mostly forgettable.
A suprisingly cool take on zombies. In my mind pretty realistic to how people and countries would respond to a zombie outbreak.
So the book on which this movie is based is one of the best books I have ever read.
It was always going to be a very difficult book to adapt.
So....they didn't and instead did a zombie movie like any other.
Its good, its just not World War Z
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