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Oh Brad! This zombie flick is brain dead: CHRIS TOOKEY reviews World War Z
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2013 | Chris Tookey

Posted on 06/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by C19fan

Movies don’t come bigger than this, and zombie flicks tend to come an awful lot smaller. In Shaun of the Dead, the undead had to content themselves with snacking off a handful of British actors in a deserted pub. Here, it’s the future of humanity at stake. This time, Brad Pitt is here to save us, and the skies are soon full of crashing helicopters, screaming jets and stuntpeople being sucked out of aircraft. So what’s it like? Well, it’s awfully like all the epic action films made by Roland Emmerich, ranging from the nearly sublime (Independence Day) to the totally ridiculous (10,000 BC). It’s slap-bang in the middle of that quality spectrum, round about the level of Godzilla and not quite as classy as The Day the World Ended.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bradpitt; horror; pitt; scifi; worldwarz; wwz; zombie; zombies
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Looks this movie will compete with the Will Smith crap fest as the BOMB of the year.
1 posted on 06/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

These people will do ANYTHING for a pay day!


2 posted on 06/03/2013 7:15:39 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: C19fan

Hey, I kind of liked 10,000 BC.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 7:17:00 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: C19fan
OK ... I read the review.

I get the impression that the reviewer is a pompous, pretentious jackass who has never actually built, made or created anything ... ever ... in his entire life.

I'll definitely see this film.

In the theatre.

4 posted on 06/03/2013 7:21:48 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


5 posted on 06/03/2013 7:22:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

10,000 BC was brilliant.

Anyone who has enjoyed Robert E Howard loved it. Maybe a niche market, but still....


6 posted on 06/03/2013 7:24:27 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: C19fan
The trailor looks pretty good. World War Z
7 posted on 06/03/2013 7:25:21 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: C19fan

I saw the trailer ,the way the zombies piled up like ants was bazaar


8 posted on 06/03/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT by molson209
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To: ArrogantBustard

Like most movie critics.

We’ll see it and judge for ourselves.


9 posted on 06/03/2013 7:25:47 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: C19fan

Hmmm. What they needed was a gay sex scene.


10 posted on 06/03/2013 7:26:01 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I get the impression that the reviewer is a pompous, pretentious jackass who has never actually built, made or created anything ... ever ... in his entire life.

Obama did the review? If true, its represents the most work the waste of oxygen has done in his worthless life.

11 posted on 06/03/2013 7:27:00 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: C19fan

Damn, I was hoping this would be good. I mean what a great concept, a world war against democrats. Shouldnt it have been called World War D though?


12 posted on 06/03/2013 7:27:52 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...

13 posted on 06/03/2013 7:28:31 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: ConservativeDude

Really? That movie got just about the worst reviews I ever read, something like 5% on Rotten tomatoes.


14 posted on 06/03/2013 7:29:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for the ping.


15 posted on 06/03/2013 7:34:07 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: BubbaBasher

Wow; I’d go or PPV to see that one!


16 posted on 06/03/2013 7:36:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It was a fun movie to watch but nothing high brow. It certainly wasn’t the worst movie ever made by a long long shot. I’ll watch it again on reruns unlike most of the trash from Hollyweird.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I have sexdaily. Oops, I meant dyslexia.)
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Trailer 2:

http://youtu.be/4EC7P5WdUko


18 posted on 06/03/2013 7:48:30 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

Obviously, those in the picture are “fast zombies”...

which we should prepare for, because the “zombies” we’re going to face will be the ones with “FAIL” on their last EBT swipe, not the walking dead.


19 posted on 06/03/2013 7:50:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

I only watch Zombie Comedies

Rule # 2:

double tap don’t be stingy.


20 posted on 06/03/2013 7:52:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I loved Shawn of the Dead.

“Well, he was awfully bitey”


21 posted on 06/03/2013 7:55:51 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: MrB

Yeah, but the, “FAIL,” zombies aren’t fast until they see you. THEN they run after you.
Stealth would be a good option if you lacked overwhelming force.


22 posted on 06/03/2013 7:57:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: C19fan

It’s not as though anyone actually believes zombies are real (huge retail market for the Z-prepared notwithstanding), but this looks like the only way to get through to a callused audience.

Zombies = undead = pretty scary
Zombies being slow but persistent..scarey
Zombies much faster and absolutely requiring a head-shot-stop...scarier
Zombies proportionally running and swarming like soldier ants (a primal fear), resistant to all but complete immolation or being ‘blowed up’....much scarier

No art intended, just a movie....$$$$$ to make, but just another movie.

YMMV


23 posted on 06/03/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Heh!

“Pete?”
“Peeete?”

“Oy! PRICK!”

“He’s not home.”


24 posted on 06/03/2013 7:58:59 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I agree, i have just gotten into reading these books, though I havent read that one... great stuff.

its a movie for petes sake!! just enjoy it!!

some of the critic recommened ones have totally sucked!!


25 posted on 06/03/2013 8:03:40 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

What books, if I may ask?
Max Brooks’s books?


26 posted on 06/03/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Hey, I kind of liked 10,000 BC”

Me too. LOL!! I loved “Independence Day”


27 posted on 06/03/2013 8:06:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: petro45acp

I saw the original Romero zombie flicks once as a kid, nightmares for months. So I am totally going to be terrified while watching this movie. It will be great! Most movie monsters just aren’t that scary anymore.


28 posted on 06/03/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: C19fan

My son really liked After Earth.


29 posted on 06/03/2013 8:09:21 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: RandallFlagg

http://www.amazon.com/This-Shattered-Land-Surviving-ebook/dp/B008LI16RE/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
this series and the DJ molles books have been excellent... i just wish they would write faster!!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Remaining-ebook/dp/B0070B0JW6/ref=pd_sim_kstore_13


30 posted on 06/03/2013 8:12:59 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for the ping!

The trailers look like the movie is very different from Max Brook’s book. And the zombies look like they’re the cheetah-fast zombies. But I still want to see it.


31 posted on 06/03/2013 8:13:24 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: petro45acp
It’s not as though anyone actually believes zombies are real

I see real zombies all the time. They are shuffling slowly down the street, J walking, and aimlessly wandering through parking lots. The bus stop is a popular gathering site.

32 posted on 06/03/2013 8:14:54 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: RandallFlagg

http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-The-Beginning-End-ebook/dp/B0089LQJ3E/ref=pd_sim_kstore_10

this was the first one i read, very well written. by a Spanish , Spain, dude... thats what got me started...

never read MB yet...


33 posted on 06/03/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: BubbaBasher

“I see real zombies all the time. They are shuffling slowly down the street, J walking, and aimlessly wandering through parking lots. The bus stop is a popular gathering site.”

Tracking!

We like to refer to them as yipsters (yuppie hipsters). They prowl the city in search of unconventional food, drink, and hooka-bars.

bizarre!

KYPD


34 posted on 06/03/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: wyowolf

Thank you.


35 posted on 06/03/2013 8:29:02 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That’s funny. I guess I am the odd man out. But in all seriousness....if you have read Robert E Howard (the original Conan author), this movie resonated. It was sort of like his worlds.

I may go onto Rotten Tomatoes and check out the reviews. There is nothing like a scalding movie review for entertainment.....


36 posted on 06/03/2013 8:38:33 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: woodbutcher1963
"loved Shawn"

Liked it as well. The only way to do zombie flicks is with a lot of humor.

37 posted on 06/03/2013 8:42:05 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: C19fan

I won’t see any movie that glorifies the UN. Sorry.


38 posted on 06/03/2013 8:47:04 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: BipolarBob

” It certainly wasn’t the worst movie ever made by a long long shot. “

You mean The English Patient?


39 posted on 06/03/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: C19fan

Ill watch it after I illegally download it. The film being released is the second or third version of the movie. The first version was apparently so bad the studio spent over $40mil just to make it watchable. If Braindead Brad Pitt cant buy himself a decent script writer or even follow the book, which would have made a mint because.the book’s premise is actually scarey ,then he needs to lose his ass on this(his.film company made the movie). As a zombie movie fan, wwz is an abomination.


40 posted on 06/03/2013 9:03:39 AM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: Pan_Yan
"You mean The English Patient?"
Heavens no. Heavens Gate - yes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080855/

41 posted on 06/03/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I have sexdaily. Oops, I meant dyslexia.)
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To: BipolarBob

I haven’t seen that one. Maybe I was thinking of the most overrated movie, not the absolutely worst.


42 posted on 06/03/2013 10:22:23 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Please do report back.


43 posted on 06/03/2013 11:06:34 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Shaun of the Dead is one of my all-time favorites... it’s up there with Galaxy Quest.


44 posted on 06/03/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: C19fan

This whole global “We have to cater to everybody” in order to capitalize $$$ on the return mentality seems to be ruining everything in life lately.


45 posted on 06/03/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: C19fan

Got about 4 or 5 Blu-rays that i’m now looking forward to coming out on Netflix in the coming few weeks/months...


46 posted on 06/03/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by mowowie
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From what I am seeing on the previews, this has little to do with the original book. That’s too bad, as the book was absolutely great. If they would have just followed that, they would have had a potentially great flick.


47 posted on 06/03/2013 2:32:40 PM PDT by tarawa
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To: C19fan
good... i hope so!!!
48 posted on 06/03/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tarawa
Yep, marvelous book. It just wasn't a Brad Pitt-esque action adventure shoot-em-up, and so they had to rewrite the screenplay. Good luck with that.

There are some written scenes that don't translate to the screen very well. One such is a narration of a young woman who had been a little girl sent to a camp full of starving people, whose parents did...something they didn't talk about. And then she says in a matter-of-fact voice, "By Christmas there was plenty to eat." I had to re-read it to figure out exactly what she meant, and then, brrrrr...

49 posted on 06/03/2013 2:57:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: C19fan

I heard this thing cost like $200+Million to make


50 posted on 06/03/2013 5:25:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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