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Old 03-06-2013, 20:37
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Empire gave it three stars out of five
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:51
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Empire gave it three stars out of five
which, as they keep saying on the podcast, is a recommendation...
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:53
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It looks good.
Hopefully I will be able to watch it once its out in the cinemas.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:56
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Hi just seen the trailer on ch.5 looks good
But...
The VoiceOver pronouncing it as World War ZEE not Z
I prefer Z it sounds better
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:57
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I'd stay away from the Digital Spy one also, more of a plot synopsis than a review.
Don't EVER read a Digital Spy review of a movie! I once made that mistake and never again.

Their so-called 'reviews' are anything but, they're more plot synopsis based and full of spoilers. They basically give you the entire plot structure of the entire movie from start to finish and nothing else.

You have been warned.

It was fun watching them film it in George Square, Glasgow.

You can see bits of Glasgow in the trailer.... made to look like Philadelphia (or somewhere!)
If you've seen the trailer they use the shots of the filming in George Square they did for the movie. It looks great!

You can see the George Square scenes at the beginning of the trailer.

I would expect if it gets a 15 at it's first go at the bbfc it'll be cut for 12A, for cinema at least. They need the money.
The rating is 15 officially now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:01
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:45
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The rating is 15 officially now.
According to the BBFC website nothing but trailers have been submitted yet

Occasionally there are things where the atmosphere makes it a 15 rather than the actual content of the film. My understanding is that cutting these occasions is difficult but doable, so I'd very much doubt they'd settle for a 15...
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:51
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According to the BBFC website nothing but trailers have been submitted yet

Occasionally there are things where the atmosphere makes it a 15 rather than the actual content of the film. My understanding is that cutting these occasions is difficult but doable, so I'd very much doubt they'd settle for a 15...
The trailers i've seen for it on tv now all say 15.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:55
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The trailers i've seen for it on tv now all say 15.
Yes, the Digital Spy review says it's a 15. But the BBFC are yet to post anything, which is odd.

Why would Paramount settle for a 15? I'm guessing there's literally nothing they could do to bring the rating down...

If they're having the same issues internationally, it's going to fail epically.
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Old 03-06-2013, 22:25
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It may take a moment - as it did with me - but I think most people will twig that World War Zee is a play on World War Three.
I read it a couple of years ago and it's taken till reading this to realise

Most of the trailers on the BBFC are 12A but there is a 15 lurking there, which suggests the film will be a 15, still nothing definite though.
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Old 03-06-2013, 23:03
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I read it a couple of years ago and it's taken till reading this to realise

Most of the trailers on the BBFC are 12A but there is a 15 lurking there, which suggests the film will be a 15, still nothing definite though.
One of the trailers for Ted got an 18, the film got a 15...
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Old 04-06-2013, 00:22
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It has horrible reviews and is set to become a massive multi-million box office flop. Im glad, brad pitt needs to be taken down a few pegs.
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Old 04-06-2013, 00:36
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It has horrible reviews and is set to become a massive multi-million box office flop. Im glad, brad pitt needs to be taken down a few pegs.
a link or two would be nice .....
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Old 04-06-2013, 00:46
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The unfavourable reviews I've read are almost written as if they were determined to hate the film before they saw it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:09
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I read it a couple of years ago and it's taken till reading this to realise

Most of the trailers on the BBFC are 12A but there is a 15 lurking there, which suggests the film will be a 15, still nothing definite though.
bbfc are much stricter on trailers than films, the reasoning being people will generally know what to expect if they've paid to see a film, but they're not expecting the content of the trailers.

More than one f word in a trailer will get the trailer an 18 rating, so it's actually theoretically possible to cut an 18 advert from a 12A movie, but I don't imagine anyone will ever try it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:48
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It has horrible reviews and is set to become a massive multi-million box office flop. Im glad, brad pitt needs to be taken down a few pegs.
What a ridiculous thing to say. The guy's done some of his best work over the past couple of years.
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:24
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I hate zombie films but Brad may get me to watch this Also, I've heard so much about this over the past year, I'm intrigued!
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Old 05-06-2013, 17:22
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It got a 15 from the bbfc: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/world-war-z-0 "contains sustained threat and strong violence".

Guess they couldn't cut it to 12A.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:47
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Glad it's a 15, at least it will keep the little kids out.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:12
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This just doesnt appeal to me at all and im a huge zombie fan but the zombies running at the speed they are just puts me off and with that part in the trailer where they are all climbing on each other to get over the wall ?

For me this just looks a like another production company jumping on the zombie bandwagon.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:49
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I saw the trailer for this before Star Trek and I thought it was one of the worst trailers I'd ever seen.It just looked an incoherent, depressing mess.I won't be watching it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:26
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This just doesnt appeal to me at all and im a huge zombie fan but the zombies running at the speed they are just puts me off and with that part in the trailer where they are all climbing on each other to get over the wall ?

For me this just looks a like another production company jumping on the zombie bandwagon.
The wall scene reminds me of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, might be way off the mark but that's my view.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:47
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Just seen a new trailer where a 4 minute countdown appears and the first town that appears is my home town in N Wales.I remember seeing a helicopter hovering around town and also just outside my house ,just found out it was for this film,awesome
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Old 06-06-2013, 13:22
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Well Rotten Tomatoes is looking quite positive review wise?
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Old 06-06-2013, 17:16
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Well Rotten Tomatoes is looking quite positive review wise?
Yes, some people have it in for the film because they didn't do a Peter Jakson and copy the book near word for word at the expense of the film, but general consensus is quite positive.

I might actually go and see it, and I have to really want to see a film because I strongly dislike cinemas...
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