World War Z (2013) Review
World War Z is nothing special but it’s alright and whilst I won’t be seeing it again I don’t regret seeing it today. The story is the weakest part but the characters and acting was pretty good, some moments even made me laugh, sadly this was not on purpose and I nearly cried of laughter. Some warnings going into this film are that this isn’t a horror film nor is it an outbreak film, it feels more like an action thriller that happens to feature Zombie esq people (They shouldn’t run or climb). Anyway this review will not be a happy ordeal and I plan to put a few spoilers around the place so watch out for them.
“Every human being we save is one less we have to fight.”
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
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Story: 45% Acting: 75% Characters: 65% Dialogue: 60%
Action/Thriller: 70% Style/Sound: 60% Visuals: 70%
Weak story but it was alright, terrible ending which was just so anticlimactic you think they cut 20 minutes from the end of the film. Brad Pitt was good but didn’t have much dialogue and the rest of the cast did well. But why for some random scenes was Mathew Fox in this film? No dialogue and you can barely tell its him, why? On the side of funny rubbish that happened in this film, I nearly cried laughing when that guy slips on the plane and shoots himself in the head. There’s a zombie apocalypse going on with billions of people dying and he shoots himself in the FACE by accident (scientists).
The film was action packed mainly in the Middle East and South Korean Parts of the film but there were some interesting scenes. The tight military operation in South Korea felt like a particularly good level of Left 4 Dead and the scenes in Israel were the only parts of the film that actually showed a government fighting and managing during the “War”. However these were also the scenes that showed the most CGI blob/Zombie horde, they looked awful and especially bad doing the zombie pyramid scenes and well anything when you see a large group of the zombies. Now in the WHO centre they looked pretty good, but mainly because they were real people and only 40 of them at any one time.
The best reviews I found would be these:
“A nice summer popcorn movie with slight ambitions to be more that never gets bogged down in the “serious message” and features some really cool action set pieces while also adding a new take on the well-worn zombie genre.” Its Latin for Cookies. Full Review
“thrilling and fun at times, while also stupid, unengaging, and unoriginal by the same token. Expect nothing more but an alright time, and you’ll go home happy, if not needing more of your gore-fix.” Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews. Full Review
“As it turned out, it wasn’t a terrible film, but it certainly didn’t wind up capitalizing on the potential of the source material, either.” Fogs’ Movie Reviews. Full Review
“Brad Pitt was charged to carry this movie from the very beginning, and regardless of the film’s fabricated drama, and short lived tension, Pitt still manages to come through, playing the hero and the loving father, even if this set up too is becoming overused” Flicks With Maddog. Full Review
My favourite scene would have to be any part where Pitt was trying to save his family, basically whenever he’s carrying the rifle. I think these scenes work the best because it felt more threatening and there was very little CGI. Oh my the CGI.