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World War Z
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Directed By
Marc Forster

Written By:
Max Brooks, Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof

Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Elyes Gabel, David Andrews, Jason Gregg, Michael Anthony Brown, Katinka Egres, Alex Moore, Christian Contreras, Daniel Harland, Daniel Newman, David Morse, Elen Rhys, Eric Michels, Eric West, Fana Mokoena, Faruk Pruti, Feodor Atkine, Frank Soldato, Gil Cohen-Alloro, Gillean Young, Gino Picciano, Grégory Fitoussi, Iván Kamarás, James Cotter, John MacMillan, Joseph Andrew Mclean, Josh Wingate, Julian Seager, Katrina Vasilieva, Khalid Laith, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Lee Asquith-Coe, Lee Nicholas Harris, Lewis James, Lucy Russell, Ludi Boeken, Mark Badham, Mark Holden, Michael Jenn, Michiel Huisman, Moritz Bleibtreu, Mustafa Harris, Nick Bartlett, Nikola Djuricko, Okezie Morro, Oleg Kalninsh, Ori Pfeffer, Paul Warren, Peter Basham, Peter Capaldi, Philippe Durand, Pierfrancesco Favino, Renu Setna, Richard Thompson, Ruth Negga, Sami Tesfay, Santi Scinelli, Tim Ahern, Trevor White

World War Z (2013)
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Movie Review by Martin
June 27th, 2013

I had a lot riding on "World War Z." Some of it was filmed where I live (Glasgow, Scotland) which generated much buzz. I'd actually read the book before seeing the movie (Not that I read a lot, but when I do, its usually the other way round) plus being possibly one of the biggest "Walking dead" fans around, I was really wanting the movie world to add something new (and to the epic scale promised by this) to the Zombie genre. Problem is, "World War Z" plays out nothing like what anyone would probably expect.

The first complainants that many have had. Is that for a zombie movie, the flick is relatively bloodless. Now I'm not going to say this entirely ruins the flick, but it doesn't help. The Lack of horror doesn't do it any favours, but I was willing to enter the cinema excepting the fact that this was a "PG-13" zombie film, and so, one with vertially no blood. (Unless you count that massive cut Brad Pitt gets on his head after the big plane crash of the flick)

No, my main problem with the film, is that there's more Brad Pitt than there are zombies, and that all of the wrong stuff has been taken from the book and thrown on screen. All of the locations in the movie I can remember being important in the novel, but I'd have rather they'd spent less money on all these locations (Which is probably what landed the film in its infamous financial trouble) and shown us more of the catastrophic amounts of zombies that are described in the book.

Outside of one major monster attack, its all business as usual in the zombie movie world here. Its hardly a "World war" when we get restricted to a plane and a "huge" finale in a science lab. Again, I was willing to stick up for the movie turning into "the Brad Pitt show," as having everything evolve around one character (unlike the novel) would make it all more movie-like. But this one guy doesn't seem to see much in his expensive travels.

As an action film. You could do worse than this. But your going to be disappointed in every other way. Whether your wanting a horror movie, a good adaption, or the epic that we were once promised. The final product of this long drawn out mess is unfortunately still very so-so. Even if it could have been a lot worse.

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Mike Thomas
Jun 27, 2013 2:07 PM
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Good review.

You're falling in line with all the other reviewers that are saying the movie was kinda bland for a zombie movie, or an epic. The PG-13 rating, in my opinion, ruined any chances for any real action. While there was killing of the zombies on an epic scale, no creativity was used in dispatching any of them, nor any of their victims.

Now there's talk of a WORLD WAR Z 2. I pray there's more of - anything - in it.
Jun 30, 2013 5:00 AM
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