Monday, June 24, 2013

World War Z

World War Z came in second this weekend. Monsters University was #1 at the box office.

World War Z is good enough not to fall on the classification of lousy or awful. At least it does not drag; the movie is engaging and never ever slows down to cause the slightest bit of boredom. At best, it feels like what I imagine would be a perfectly well-made zombie video game adaptation. I'm sure that the movie has some intellectual or subliminal message hidden in and around the movie, or whatever message the writers want to convey. Whatever it may be, we could not really notice that since the pace of the film is fast and hyperactive. But at least it's never chaotic and messy.-Ray

Brad is the biggest name in the movie. Filming took place in several areas of the UK including Cornwall, England where the UN control room scene was filmed alongside scenes on the Ministry of Defence Primary Casualty Receiving Facility (PCRF), RFA Argus (AS on the flight-deck). Filming also took place in Glasgow, Scotland with the streets made to look like those in Philadelphia with many American cars, trucks, taxis and street signage shipped in from the USA. Also filming took place in Valletta, Malta.

The acting was as good as it can get in a zombie movie. Brad Pitt was a strong lead, delivering lines exceptionally and displaying fine body language—except for his facial expressions. They were, all in all, lacking throughout the movie. He stared with his mouth lightly opened at horde of zombies after horde of zombies, but that didn’t hurt the movie much at all. The dialogue was a bit weak at a few points, most notably when Gerry would speak of his family (something you see a lot of), but that too can be ignored.-Bearviews

The only weird/bad thing was that the zombies kinda sounded like dinosaurs.-Alex

world war z was lovely but didn't have much to do with the book at all
highly recommend though, but i recommend the book as a separate and beautifully written entity-tipsy



Cafe Fashionista said...

I feel like I wouldn't enjoy this film - I just never got into zombies. :/

Sara Gerard said...

I am not into zombies, but my brothers would be all over this shit.