Sep 21, 2013 - World War Z 3D Blu-ray Review. One of the surprises of this summer's movie releases, World War Z, is a $200MM zombie movie. Let that sink in.
Marc Forster's 'World War Z' may have little to do with Max Brooks' novel outside of the title and some characters, but for the most part, the blockbuster adaptation remains true to the spirit, concern, and intelligence of the book's premise. For a while, the production seemed at a standstill with setbacks, reshoots, and rewrites threatening to shelve it, pushing its original Christmas release date to summer, and handing writing duties off to Damon Lindelof (') as if out of desperation. With the sort of problems experienced by the filmmakers, raising the budget close to $200 million, you would reasonably expect a disaster on the scale depicted by the film. Shockingly, Forster and his team managed to deliver a reasonably entertaining popcorn flick with some brains.
As in Brooks' novel, our main protagonist Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), a former United Nations investigator, scours the world to uncover the cause behind the planet's frighteningly rapid collapse. Lane follows a paper trail of comments mentioning the word zombie or bizarre outbreaks of rabid-like behavior, interviewing various individuals that have come in close contact with the infected. Wearing a thin scarf or perhaps a keffiyeh around his neck through most of the journey, Pitt, who I believe is also doing his first big-budget Hollywood-style disaster movie, does his best as an everyday family man — as opposed to his usually more eccentric roles. He's believable and a welcome presence amid the chaos as he hopes to find 'patient zero' in a worldwide zombie-like pandemic that threatens the survival of the world and his picture-perfect family. Windows xp service pack 2 iso 32-bit. This aspect of the plot is ultimately what I like best — the sheer hysteria and pandemonium of a highly contagious virus being the ultimate ruin of modern civilization. It's a reality that's all too terrifyingly possible, with technology being the unforeseeably perfect means of transportation.
Calling the infected 'zombies' or 'undead' (or 'Zeke' as one American soldier in South Korea likes to refer to them) is more out of panic and a convenient tag to something that suddenly sprang out of nowhere in a matter of a couple weeks. Whereas most zombie tales are about the hidden monsters within humans and the often cold methods of survival, the monster igniting the world's end here is an uncontainable, widespread, and highly infectious disease that kills without prejudice or caring about walls.
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