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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:50:32 am »
World War Z 3-1/2 stars

Let’s say I was hesitant going into World War Z for many reasons. Mainly because it was PG-13 and that it would be a watered down version of what I should expect from a zombie flick. I was pleasantly surprised to be presented a fun entertaining, and at times, a tense film. This movie is really chopped up and which is not a big deal. It does involve locations all around the world, so there’s little time to spend time with the transisitons in scene changes. The pace was very good. It pretty much starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up.

World War Z pretty much follows the 28 Days Later zombies. It’s more of infection than a return of the slow lumbering living dead. Some transitioning into zombies in about 12 seconds. I did have one issue. In their enthusiasm to present fast hordes of zombies, zombies somehow developed better than human actions. Leaping and running like superhuman. Having superhuman strength, etc. While it was subtle, it stood out to me.

The characters were all good, despite most of them being in the background. Brad Pitt and his wife stand out, the rest come and go.

There were plenty of tense scenes, but most we have seen before. I did roll my eyes at the cliché scene of protagonist who HAVE to sneak through and be super quiet to not alert the zombie horde. Well guess what… yep, not once but 4 times accidentally make loud sounds. I get that’s little bit of script generates a lot of tense action, but it’s been done time and time again.

Again, all minor annoyances, in the context of it all. At the end of the day, I was entertained. I wanted to see lots of wild action on the big screen and I got it. There really is no end to this movie, thus highly suggesting sequels. I will probably not go to the theater to see the sequels. Pitt has suggested there will be sequels and some folks think, they will incorporate more things from the book. Apparently very little was brought from the book for this flick.
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