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.
So after many delays World War Z finally got released. A few insiders and critics had claimed that Brad Pitt’s Plan B were going to have the biggest box office Zombie failure of all time – especially after word got out that the studio spent $120 million on re-shooting the last 3rd of the film.
Going into it – I wasn’t bothered – I knew I would be watching it opening weekend and I also knew that the film was a drastic departure from Albert Brooks book of the same name. Anyone who is familiar with the source material knows that it lends itself much more to say a 12 part tv series exploring each person’s tale of survival rather than a 90 minute Summer Blockbuster.
So how is the film adaption starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos (Amc’s The Killing)? Well guess what – it’s actually not too bad – not GREAT or Amazing either but its a pretty enjoyable roller coaster ride of a film. The price of watching the mass destruction of Philadelphia and Israel alone is well worth it. As any Zombie fan knows most films are done on the cheap (or fairly cheap) leaving the viewers imagination to fill in the blanks – with the huge budget Plan B had to spend on the film they really get to show the size and scale of mass pandemics and this is something you really want to catch on the big screen and not on your computer or home tv set.
Speaking of the big screen there has been a lot of talk lately of premium movie tickets say $50 tickets and $100 tickets depending on the film and what you get for that money. Well as a rule I try to go on Sunday mornings (less people) and if there is a choice between 3-d and 2d I usually pay the extra for 3d as it cuts down the chance of morons texting throughout the film. Well my tickets today were $18 a piece and some idiot spent the whole film texting (even though he would have to take off his 3d glasses to see his phone properly and to the right of us a group of “youths” jibber jabbered throughout the whole film. Now don’t get me wrong I am all for people getting into the film and screaming during scary parts and cheering when the hero does something heroic but if the movie theaters really want to be serious is charging people premium prices they have to go the extra effort to shut up retards who talk incessantly throughout the film ruining it for others. If I had paid $200 a tickets I think I would have been on assault charges by now (heh heh)
Anyways the film was good – better than many people expected, its nothing like the book, the Zombies have their own set of rules, different from 28 days later, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004) and the Walking Dead.
Oh yeah and I also just read that Paramount has green lit a sequel (even though this film does work as a stand alone (no cliff hangers like the Twilight Franchise or The Hobbit!)
here is the trailer