World War Z - Movie Review
World War Z is a 2013 apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster
World War Z was all over the news before release for all the wrong reasons - reports of over shot budget, re shoots, bad CGI, issues with Brad Pitt etc ruined what ever hype the movie had before. USually PR agencies try such things to be in the news but after watching the movie I understood that those were not PR activities, but real issues regarding the film.
World War Z means the final war or the war with 'Zombies'. Even though based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks, many changes has been made in the final script.
The film looks like a sequel to '2012'. There are many similarities that you can draw between the two film.
Like all 'Zombie' films WWZ also begins with a Zombie outbreak in the US, and its our Hero's job to find (or Help find) a cure to the phenomenon which might cause World's end if not dealt with immediately.
Unlike other Zombie films, the walkers here are super fast and extremely intelligent, more intelligent than when they were in the human form. But everything else raises a sense of dejavu - '28 days/weeks later' 'I am Legend' '..of the dead' series, 'The Walking Dead' etc mixed with 2012.
The movie rarely excites or thrills you. Most of the jaw dropping scenes in the film has already been featured in various trailers & TV Spots of the movie. There are also far too may 'coincidences' in the movie, which is difficult for a serious movie goer to digest.
Acting, CG/VFX, Direction, Editing, Make up, Sets etc were good. Cinematography was good too, but some visuals appeared too dark. Background score was passable. Don't think 3D was necessary at all.
Over all its an affair, but looking at other reviews, could end up making tons of cash worldwide.
Being a huge 'Zombie' & 'Brad Pitt' fan I was disappointed