World War Z


Director: Marc Forster
Writers:  Matthew M. Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on World War Z by Max Brooks
Released: June, 2013
Starring: Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox

I love zombie films! They are probably my favourite kind of horror.

World War Z was an awesome, classic zombie film with big frights. It was not nearly as gruesome or cringe-worthy as many other zombie films like Dawn of the Dead or its sequel, which I think, although mildly disappointing, was an interesting change for the genre.

I won’t give away the unique trait of these zombies, but it is certainly a cool adjustment to the classic zombies you’ve seen in other films.

I can assure you, you will be intrigued with the altered storyline in this film. It’s not quite a cookie cutter zombie movie.

11840545-largeThere was no mucking around at the beginning! There was like a five minute intro, then BANG! You’re in a world-wide zombie apocalypse.

There were heaps of moments where you were holding your breath, particularly the climatic parts which were the quietest and most suspenseful parts.

There was a scene, however, that could have been hugely suspenseful, but it was brushed over. It was the part where Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry, was out doing his thing, and his family were in a very compromising situation where their safe-haven may not be able to accommodate them anymore.

wwz13Gerry knew this and instead of making a fast-cut, intense race against the clock sort of sequence, it was just… Glazed over like the safety of the main characters were unimportant.

I loved the visual effects! The zombies manically climbing on top of each other like ants to get over the wall, the EPIC plane crash, the behaviour of the zombie mobs… Very well done.

Brad Pitt was a pretty good actor as usual, but nothing outstanding. He also produced it.

world-war-z-pictures-28Oh! But there was a strong female character in this zombie film! Like, she was taking charge and not being all helpless and “damsel-in-distress” which was such a breath of fresh air. She was known as “Segen”, played by Daniella Kertesz. She’s my fave.

It was a decent zombie movie that wasn’t too far removed from the classic zombie, yet not a stale re-tell.

I don’t know if it’s my sick mind, but there wasn’t enough gore for it to be completely realistic…

I’m looking forward to the sequel!

Jodie’s rating: 7.5/10

The trailer makes this movie way suckier than it actually is.

About NZ Film Freak

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. Currently working in marketing, and writing fiction in my spare time. I love to write about movies on this blog when I can. I also do paid reviews and voiceovers via Fiverr (nzfilmfreak).
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5 Responses to World War Z

    • Connie says:

      Get out of town! The fast zombies are the scariest!! Slow zombies need to have much more suspense in the film, making it harder for them to be scary. Otherwise it would become a parody like Shaun of the Dead haha.

      Thanks for reading :)

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