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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…
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.…
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…
Worst case of plot armor ever. Also, one of the dumbest resolutions to an issue of all time.
If there is one thing I've learned as I've gotten older, it's that ruthless efficiency is one of the most underrated virtues.
Up early this morning and this was the only non-Chinese movie on TV so I watched it while doing the morning routine. I am afraid I have seen this more times than I should have...
I hated this movie so much. It's not my type of movie.
World War Z seems like a film that should work. Based on the Max Brooks novel of the same name, it's a zombie apocalypse movie ala The Walking Dead, but with a massively bigger budget. With Brad Pitt in the starring role, it would seem that this film would've been a lot better than it wound up being.
But something about this film just doesn't quite work. It's not in Pitt's performance, though he does fall a little flat in the middle of the film to be honest. He still makes for a decent leading man in this film, a man who's in over his head and simply trying to save his family. Unfortunately he's about the only character in…
Cinema to me is a sacred art form, and I like to treat all films with respect. Where possible I always choose to watch in a darkened room in relative silence, from start to finish in one sitting. No smartphones, no chatter, no shit quality downloads allowed, like the rules we have in a cinema. This is how I began watching World War Z on Blu-Ray. However I found this film so utterly awful that I actually couldn't bare to carry on watching. I got 40 minutes in and then I got fed up and started to just fast forward through the scenes, watching little clips here and there. I even LIKE shit films usually. I could sit through The…
Extra half star for the moments of genuine suspense. First half did not cut the mustard, Pitt was solid and Dr. Who saved the day. Pretty much Brad Pitt touring the world, visiting generic Brian Cox's and putting random pieces of hearsay together to create an ending.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Apparently in need of a payday, Brad Pitt fights zombies. There are some interesting sequences, most notably the fall of Israel, and the rapidity with which the virus spreads is vividly horrifying, but that wasn't enough for me. And I loathed the preachy, voice-over ending. Why not close with the scene of him leaving the gates of the WHO compound - and leave us wondering.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…