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Old 13-07-2013, 13:48
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Just seen it and I'm really curious about what the original vision was. I can't believe that Brad's agent told him that it would consist of a travelogue where he flies from place to place, escaping from zombies in a series of increasingly improbable ways, pausing only to attempt to phone his wife.

There were quite a few unintentionally comic moments, amongst them:

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Not to mention some rather daft plot holes:

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I never felt any real sense of tension or impending danger; you always know Brad's going to make it. The intrinsic problem with any zombie flick is that zombies aren't very scary. From that Michael Jackson music video to Romero's films to video games, they've always been inherently rather comical and the stories about them tongue-in-cheek.

I think that the film failed by not showing enough of the human tragedy which would be behind such an apocalyptic scenario. One tracking shot in Terminator, showing humans reduced to living in rags in hovels, huddled around a fire in an empty TV set told us more about how far humanity had fallen than anything in World War Z. I suspect that, in many ways, the filmmakers were hamstrung by chasing a 15 rating.

It has piqued my interest in reading the novel but as a film it was very poor. This is a shame as Brad Pitt has delivered some of his best work in the past few years and is at the top of his game.
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:21
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I think it's definitely shown Brad in a different light as an actor, well to me anyway
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Old 13-07-2013, 22:14
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Really enjoyed it. Bradds best film in my opinion since snatch
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Old 21-07-2013, 01:13
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Just come back from watching this film. I loved it. Full of suspense, action and genuinely scary throughout.
Highly recommended.
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Old 23-07-2013, 12:58
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Not to mention some rather daft plot holes:
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Old 23-07-2013, 16:01
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Id love to go and see it but only cause its set in my hood.... but I hate zombie films
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Old 23-07-2013, 16:28
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The Israel scenes and the plane scenes were my favourite bits
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Old 20-09-2013, 17:19
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Old 20-09-2013, 17:42
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Just seen it and I'm really curious about what the original vision was. I can't believe that Brad's agent told him that it would consist of a travelogue where he flies from place to place, escaping from zombies in a series of increasingly improbable ways, pausing only to attempt to phone his wife.

There were quite a few unintentionally comic moments, amongst them:

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Not to mention some rather daft plot holes:

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I never felt any real sense of tension or impending danger; you always know Brad's going to make it. The intrinsic problem with any zombie flick is that zombies aren't very scary. From that Michael Jackson music video to Romero's films to video games, they've always been inherently rather comical and the stories about them tongue-in-cheek.

I think that the film failed by not showing enough of the human tragedy which would be behind such an apocalyptic scenario. One tracking shot in Terminator, showing humans reduced to living in rags in hovels, huddled around a fire in an empty TV set told us more about how far humanity had fallen than anything in World War Z. I suspect that, in many ways, the filmmakers were hamstrung by chasing a 15 rating.

It has piqued my interest in reading the novel but as a film it was very poor. This is a shame as Brad Pitt has delivered some of his best work in the past few years and is at the top of his game.
Slow moving & shuffling zombies are not scary & are quite laughable, but the fast movers from films like Dawn Of The Dead (2004) & World War Z do add another dimension to the zombie legend & make them seem more threatening.
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Old 20-09-2013, 22:48
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Slow moving & shuffling zombies are not scary & are quite laughable, but the fast movers from films like Dawn Of The Dead (2004) & World War Z do add another dimension to the zombie legend & make them seem more threatening.
Nah classic slow zombies are the best, when the zombie apocalypse arrives I'm afraid you're going to end up eaten....the slow movers are always underestimated in movies and end up getting you in numbers.

Nothing wrong with the 28 day later/DOTD remake type things but there not really zombies to me, old school shufflers for me!
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Old 20-09-2013, 23:05
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I think it's definitely shown Brad in a different light as an actor, well to me anyway
He played the same shambling, scruffy mumbler he's played in everything else he's ever been in.
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Old 20-09-2013, 23:31
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I think that the film failed by not showing enough of the human tragedy which would be behind such an apocalyptic scenario. One tracking shot in Terminator, showing humans reduced to living in rags in hovels, huddled around a fire in an empty TV set told us more about how far humanity had fallen than anything in World War Z.
Would the timescale of the film allow that though? WWZ was very much a quick 'as it happens' affair - the action takes place over two or three days at most IIRC.

I enjoyed it more than I thought, although it did come across as 'Jack Bauer vs the Zombies' at times. Dash to A, dash to B, biff-bang etc. But perhaps the most visually arresting film of the summer. One overhead shot of a deserted Cardiff suburb stuck in the mind more than any collapsing city.

Nah classic slow zombies are the best, when the zombie apocalypse arrives I'm afraid you're going to end up eaten....the slow movers are always underestimated in movies and end up getting you in numbers.

Nothing wrong with the 28 day later/DOTD remake type things but there not really zombies to me, old school shufflers for me!
I broadly agree - but it irks me that we never much see the classic zombie move of them slowly rising from the ground or grave. Always adds an extra and much-needed frisson to their undeadness - something both Hammer and Fulci copped on to. I suppose runner zombies would then have to break out into a trot, which would look silly.
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Old 21-09-2013, 11:10
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He played the same shambling, scruffy mumbler he's played in everything else he's ever been in.
You obviously haven't seen 'everything' he's been in. I suggest you see Fight Club or Killing Them Softly.
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Old 21-09-2013, 19:30
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i have a friend who was an extra on that film, man with a grey beard at the start of the carrier scene holding a piece of paper.
He's on screen alone for 3 seconds..he loved it and always talks about it
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:27
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It was average but worth seeing once. I found Brad's greasy hair distracting and hoped he'd pop in a chemist in one of the cities he visited and picked up some Head & Shoulders.
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Old 22-01-2014, 00:52
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You obviously haven't seen 'everything' he's been in. I suggest you see Fight Club or Killing Them Softly.
Don't watch killing the, softly it will put you in a coma . But fight club is great though.
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