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World War Z (Trailer released)
YouTube ^ | 11-9-12 | RandallFlagg

Posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:48 AM PST by RandallFlagg

Max Brooks is gonna be mad....

But, the trailer looks pretty good.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: zombie
It's Friday. What the hell. Why not talk about a movie that's about the world going straight to sh!t on the week that Obama gets another four years?
1 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:56 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...



2 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:33 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

Along the same lines I would love to see DMZ make it to theaters, or get made into a TV on AMC show at least.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:41 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

“DMZ?” Whassat?


4 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:57 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thank you for the ping and the delightfully appropriate comment with regard to our current predicament.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 6:21:56 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: RandallFlagg

Best ping I’ve gotten all week FRiend. Movie looks fun, but it’s nothing like the book, would have preferred an HBO miniseries, but at least this looks passable.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 6:26:33 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: RandallFlagg

Were those super fast zombies? That was just freaky.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:15 AM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: RandallFlagg
Graphic novel series about a Civil War in America between, from what is written, a faction from conservative America and the U.S. government. The main setting is NYC which is under seige by the two side and is a "DMZ" of sorts. A whole nation onto itself develops there as people in Manhattan are trapped on the island. It is really entertaining if just from the POV of what could happen in a scenario like that

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_(comics)


8 posted on 11/09/2012 6:31:36 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RandallFlagg

bfl


9 posted on 11/09/2012 6:35:40 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: VanDeKoik

The WWZ book was very good, but thought the story (as written) would be impossible to translate into a movie for American audiences. A series maybe, but not a 2 hour movie.

I also agree with their choice of Fast Zombies for the Zombie Apocalypse. Never found the premise that slow moving zombies conquering the world compelling. For every zombie that showed itself, you’d have a 100 people with guns blowing the crap out of it.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 6:36:27 AM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

That will always be the big plot hole in EVERY zombie movie or TV show.

What starts out as a couple of zombies cant be stopped by 6 billion people? Please.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 6:45:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RandallFlagg

bump for later. can you please add me to the ping list?


12 posted on 11/09/2012 6:50:15 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: samiam1972

Swarming like FREAKING ANTS!!

YIKES!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 6:51:31 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: VanDeKoik

OH! Okay.

Thanks.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 6:51:52 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

Looks like a good movie. Thanks, RF!


15 posted on 11/09/2012 6:53:01 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Yer on. Thanks.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:53:01 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: VanDeKoik

Yup. The vast majority of the living suddenly disappear in a matter of hours. As if no one has guns or ammo. And in a country this vast, the zombies always seem to mass around the survivors.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:55:25 AM PST by rbg81
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To: VanDeKoik

The only Zombie movie plot I ever found plausible was “28 Days Later” with the rage virus. A disease like that could actually have the advertised effect.

I kind of wonder if that’s what WWZ will be based on, as opposed to the (implausible) reanimated dead.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:58:05 AM PST by rbg81
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To: RandallFlagg

Please add me to the list. Oh, I hate fast zombies!


19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:58:44 AM PST by ebshumidors
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To: ebshumidors

Yer on.
Thanks.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:59:43 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: VanDeKoik

youtube Gray State when you get a chance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7FVXERKFE


21 posted on 11/09/2012 7:02:26 AM PST by ebshumidors
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To: ebshumidors

Good God I hope it doesn’t come to that!

But I’m not sure anymore.

Fiction is really starting to scare me.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 7:51:20 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ebshumidors
Oh, I hate fast zombies!

Rule Number 1. Cardio...

23 posted on 11/09/2012 10:41:05 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: RandallFlagg

Brad Pitt and the UN. Humanity is so screwed.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 11:34:02 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rbg81

According to Max Brooks (The author of WWZ and The Zombie Survival Guide), the zombies were the result of a virus called Solanum. He gets into extreme detail in TZSG. This movie could follow that plotline.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 1:42:55 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

LOL. A war on Obamabots running for free stuff:)


26 posted on 11/09/2012 9:36:53 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

I’ve never heard of an Obamabot with that physical drive to achieve a goal.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 10:06:22 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: rbg81

Have you listened to the audiobook? It’s pretty good. Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Mark Hamill...


28 posted on 11/10/2012 7:02:57 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: cunning_fish

This is not fiction. Its what will happen if the EBT cards ever get turned off.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 9:47:27 AM PST by rbg81
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To: VanDeKoik; rbg81

While I agree with both of your assessments, in part (not only armed populace, but also Spectre gunships and Daisy Cutters would wreck havoc on any swarming horde), keep in mind that over 6000 people die a day on average in the U.S. Immediate containment would be imperative, but not outside the realm of possibility in major cities for an outbreak to get out of control, at least initially.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 10:33:59 AM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: GreatOne

The most realistic scenario is the one put forth in “28 Days Later”. A virus that renders people violently insane in under 1 minute and is spread by bites & bodily fluid. It would be very hard, if not impossible, to contain such a thing even with weapons of mass destruction.

The dead coming back to life (let alone being able to run) is just pure fantasy. But wouldn’t put it past some nation state to develop a “Rage”-like virus.


31 posted on 11/11/2012 10:56:52 AM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Forgive me. You’re correct that the dead re-animating and coming to hunt the living is a completely unrealistic scenario (over at Cracked.com they give several very good reasons as to why it would be short-lived, even if it could happen), and that a rage-like virus is how it would/could occur. I was speaking merely within the mythos of the zombie genre, and that within that mythos, slow moving zombies could become an apocalyptic threat. But in Real Life, no, no such thing could happen.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 12:53:10 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: GreatOne

Agree. For every shambling zombie that showed itself, you’d have a hundred people pulling guns on it and blowing it to smithereens. You might initially have chaos, but the phenomonon would quickly become more of a sport than a threat. [”Shaun of the Dead” makes this point too]


33 posted on 11/11/2012 1:37:16 PM PST by rbg81
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