World War Z is a zombie apocalyptic thriller that stars and several other supporting actors, with a focus on 's character trying to find how the 'zombie/rabies' infection began and how to cure it.
I have been following the production of World War Z since it was announced 3 or 4 years ago. It is the adaptation of the screenplay of author , from the successful book that shares the same name. For three and a half years with production halted, and very little news ever released about the film I was unsure whether it would be aborted or not, but thankfully it wasn't!
The good, the bad and the ugly (zombies):
I understand the problems this movie has; the pace of the film, for example. I did enjoy how quick the movie progressed, but at times it was all a bit much. I was relieved that there weren't many boring scenes and that I was on the edge of my seat for most of the film... although I felt there were a couple of Hollywood cliches (but what's wrong with a few?).
So far I'm seeing/hearing mixed reviews for the flick, but I personally think it is one of the most exciting zombie film since I Am Legend. If you're looking to go to the theatre and get your money's worth on a movie, World War Z will provide. The action of the high paced, super quick zombies gave a nice angle in comparison to the slow frightening zombies of The Walking Dead.
Also, I find Brad Pitt to be one of the best actors around at the moment (although I didn't agree with his hair style in this movie). So being biased, I felt there was no wrong done on Pitt's behalf. There was some casting I wouldn't agree with, though.
Pitt's wife in the movie, for instance. didn't give a convincing performance in my books, and I feel that would have brought more emotion to the role. It also goes without saying that there was no need for the child who followed Pitt and his family halfway across the world, seeing as he didn't have a word to say. I even had to laugh at the end of the movie because of this.
But overall I did love the film and I feel it was well worth the wait! Hopefully we'll see a World War Z Sequel. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.