A reasonably entertaining popcorn flick with some brains and a pulse.
14 July 2014
Excerpt: Marc Forster's 'World War Z' may have little to do with Max Brooks' (not related to comedian filmmaker Mel Brooks) novel outside of the title and some characters, but for the most part, the blockbuster adaptation seems to be true to the spirit, concern, and intelligence of the book's premise, but it takes place during the outbreak instead of the aftermath. It’s another case where fans aren't happy when their favorite books are adapted differently.
Excerpt: Een spannende film met zo nu en dan ook een schrikmoment. De spanning is soms om te snijden en de beelden zijn erg mooi. De film is wel wat ongeloofwaardig aangezien de hoofdpersoon ineens allerlei taken van een arts met een specifieke expertise over weet te nemen... Al met al een leuke film om te kijken en je ogen zullen zeker gedurende de gehele film aan het beeld gekluisterd blijven!
Summary: I ended up enjoying the movie a lot, even with Damon Lindelof's rewritten third act. The ending on a quiet, but hopeful note was a better conclusion than the rumored Battle of Moscow. The idea of using a temporary, but curable disease as camouflage was a unique plot point in this file. Can't wait for the sequel.
Summary: This was honestly the best zombie movie I've ever seen. The ending is very unique from other movies and it actually makes sense. The action literally starts four minutes in to the movie. The director waste no time going in to the action right away. I've never read the book so I can't relate it to that however. I at first though couldn't tell from the trailer that it was a zombie movie so I was quite surprised.
Excerpt: With all the World prepping for a Zombie Apocalypse brings a new vision and twist to the Zombie wave of movies that have spawned our way over the last several years. Brad Pitt leads this grim look and World War Z shines on all levels. I good amount of old fashioned scares, flesh eating zombie maniacs and the search for a cure or something to beat this world wide un-dead pandemic.
Excerpt: The title of this review refers to my reaction to the characters in World War Z dubbing the undead 'zombies' as opposed to 'walkers' or some other needless nickname. This is a thrilling film that for the first two-thirds gives some nice surprises, despite a few cliches thrown in. World War Z's final act is still suspenseful, but it ultimately left me wanting more and wondering what the original ending set in Moscow would have been like.
Excerpt: Two thing should be stated before I continue with this write up. A) I've never read the novel of which this film is based, so whether it's a good adaptation or not is beyond me, and B) I opted out of seeing the PG13 theatrical release and waited for the UNRATED version that would ultimately come out on Bluray, so I can't discuss how it compares to the more family friendly version. With that said, WORLD WAR Z is an exciting, exhilarating, wonderfully made blast.