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Sunday, June 23, 2013

World War Z

I guess the Zombies are back. Warm Bodies, The Walking Dead and now World War Z. It seems that the Zombies is killing off the Vampires for good. Even Warm Bodies is kicking Twilight's ass off. With World War Z, I hope the film would be able to live up with expectation after it was heavily publicized.

The movie started with a fast-paced storytelling jumping in just a few minutes to the main attraction. There were no conversations on the lives of the Gerry (Pitt) and his family. It seems that the writers know that we came for the zombies. The outbreak seemed to be so fast that in a matter of minutes, the whole Philadelphia is being attacked by zombies who are so aggressive you would think they are the same zombies from Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later.

While the whole premise is common, the characters and the situations are bits of pieces of some familiar films. In the film, Gerry has 2 kids, one of them has some kind of an Anxiety Disorder which complicates to difficulty of breathing (War of the Worlds) and the zombies are so much alike with Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later.

WWZ is typically a B-Rated Zombie movie that has the potential but somehow lacked leaving some viewers asking for more. One thing I noticed is that this movie did not invest on gore. There are a lot of slicing, shooting and biting but the amount of blood shown in this film cannot be compared to any zombie movie. However, it was Brad Pitt's performance that made such an impact on the film.

World War Z is a film for those who wants to take their breath away. This is how the film balanced the absence of gore. The film made it a point that we don't need gore in order for you to be out of breath and clearly they succeeded.

I recommend World War Z to those who wants to enjoy the ride however, this one would be unforgettable in the long run. Marc Forster has made a lot of good films like Finding Neverland and Quantum of Solace, World War Z is just one of those films made just for the heck of it, but nevertheless, it is worth the 2 hours, but still forgettable.

GRADE: C+

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2 comments:

  1. Well, good thing you posted something current that I havent watched yet. hehehe! hoping to read more of your reviews. :)

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  2. hi francis, tried to find some time to write, hehe. here it is :)

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