Friday, June 21, 2013

World War Z (2013): Review

Tonight I went and saw World War Z and I came out thinking that it was kinda blah.  It wasn't bad, there were no parts that really annoyed or irritated me but it didn't seem like anything special.  World War Z is the movie Adaptation of the 2006 book by Max Brooks. It is set in a world that is battling a Zombie apocalypse.  It follows Gerry, played by Brad Pitt, who is drawn into the search for patient zero of the assumed virus that is turning people into Zombies.  His family is drawn into the fray where the epidemic gets out of control and decimates entire cities.  Gerry is brought in because he used to work for the UN as in investigator.  He is tasked with finding out information about what is going on with the Zombies and how this whole thing started.  To do this, he searches down areas and places that have different pieces of information all the time battling against the onslaught of Zombie and trying not to get bitten himself.
Like I said, for me this movie was kinda blah.  It was not horrible and I am not sorry that I saw it, but unless this is your type of movie, it is not worth watching in the theatres and is more of a rental movie.  Brad Pitt is fine as Gerry but I don't get why everyone just automatically goes along with him, and that he miraculously survives all of the situations he gets himself into.  He is one lucky person in this movie. With the nature of this kind of movie, the other people are there just to be there and are turned in to Zombies and/ or killed with little concern.  This movie tries to bring in the emotional connection with his family and how he is doing this to try and protect them, but I think they went too far, or not enough with this.  It shows his children and how they are struggling with it, but only halfway. For me it needed to be give me more information about them, or have them just be the family entity that people automatically relate to because we all have family that we would care about and fight for in this situation. The only thing that kinda bugged me, besides him surviving a lot of OTT situations, was that although there are a bunch of really smart scientist around, Gerry is the only one who thinks of doing what he is doing, and that he is almost always spot on.
Like I said this movie wasn't that bad, but nothing special.  Worth seeing on rental or if you really like this type of movie.

My Rating: 2-

1 comment:

  1. Great review and I agree that only a zombie flick would enjoy this film. Typical zombie movie with very predictable ending.

    Anyway, check out my thoughts and review on World War Z