Former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is in a race against time to save both his family and the world from a pandemic that is toppling governments and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
World War Wimp. Some tense bits, but pretty average stuff.
- World War Z review by RP
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You rated this film: 3
A zombie plague sweeps the world. Only Brad Pitt has the skill to find the cure. Err, that's it.
While it has tense moments, there is far too much rather obvious CGI special effect work and the 'zombies' are far too much like the Rage-infected critters from '28 Days Later'. In fact it's just too derivative for its own good.
It's not a bad film, but the only originality it shows is the use of British locations and a world-wide scope, which in an American film is somewhat unusual. Here the action switches from the US to Korea to Israel to Wales.
Don't watch it if you're looking for gore or entrail-ripping - it's far too wimpish for that. In fact I reckon it should be called 'War World W' - W for Wimp, that is...
Pretty average stuff, and although there are some tense bits I can't give it more than 3/5 stars.
World War Z - various action sequences 'stitched' together with a thinly stringed story line
- World War Z review by GD
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You rated this film: 3
Simply put, Brad Pitt did his best but all the way through the movie didn't quite gel. It wasn't gory enough to be a horror, yet the plot wasn't strong enough to be a thriller so all the watcher was left with was various action sequences 'stitched' together with a thinly stringed story line. If action and stunts are your thing, you'll not be disappointed, but if you are also wanting something with a reasonable script/story line this is not for you. A shame really, the idea had so much more potential.
Good to see Brad as a bit of a fumbling fool in a film rather than someone who knows what is coming around the corner. For a zombie flick this is a good one of the bunch. Don't expect too much just switch your brain off and tunr on some chewing gum for the eyes. Expect lots of zombies, general gore and outrageous actions that clearly nobody would survive.... but do (Or do they).