Skip to comments.Oh Brad! This zombie flick is brain dead: CHRIS TOOKEY reviews World War Z
Posted on 06/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by C19fan
Movies dont 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, its 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 whats it like? Well, its 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). Its 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.
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These people will do ANYTHING for a pay day!
Hey, I kind of liked 10,000 BC.
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.
10,000 BC was brilliant.
Anyone who has enjoyed Robert E Howard loved it. Maybe a niche market, but still....
I saw the trailer ,the way the zombies piled up like ants was bazaar
Like most movie critics.
We’ll see it and judge for ourselves.
Hmmm. What they needed was a gay sex scene.
Obama did the review? If true, its represents the most work the waste of oxygen has done in his worthless life.
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?
Really? That movie got just about the worst reviews I ever read, something like 5% on Rotten tomatoes.
Thanks for the ping.
Wow; I’d go or PPV to see that one!
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.
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.
I only watch Zombie Comedies
Rule # 2:
double tap don’t be stingy.
I loved Shawn of the Dead.
“Well, he was awfully bitey”
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.
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.
“He’s not home.”
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!!
What books, if I may ask?
Max Brooks’s books?
“Hey, I kind of liked 10,000 BC”
Me too. LOL!! I loved “Independence Day”
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.
My son really liked After Earth.
this series and the DJ molles books have been excellent... i just wish they would write faster!!
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.
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.
this was the first one i read, very well written. by a Spanish , Spain, dude... thats what got me started...
never read MB yet...
“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.”
We like to refer to them as yipsters (yuppie hipsters). They prowl the city in search of unconventional food, drink, and hooka-bars.
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.....
Liked it as well. The only way to do zombie flicks is with a lot of humor.
I won’t see any movie that glorifies the UN. Sorry.
” It certainly wasnt the worst movie ever made by a long long shot. “
You mean The English Patient?
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.
I haven’t seen that one. Maybe I was thinking of the most overrated movie, not the absolutely worst.
Please do report back.
Shaun of the Dead is one of my all-time favorites... it’s up there with Galaxy Quest.
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.
Got about 4 or 5 Blu-rays that i’m now looking forward to coming out on Netflix in the coming few weeks/months...
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.
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...
I heard this thing cost like $200+Million to make
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