World War Z, directed by Marc Foster, is a zombie pandemic thriller film starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Ludi Boeken, David Morse, and others. Pitt also served as executive producer.
The movie is very loosely based on the novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks.
The plot follows Gerry Lane, a former UN investigator with war time experience who is investigating the zombie outbreak. After securing his family, he goes on a global expedition to try to solve how the cause of the disease.
During the trip, there are narrow escapes, battles, and just general chaos as Lane tries to solve the mystery.
This movie has so many plot holes, it’s embarrassing. It tries to avoid looking like the AMC series The Walking Dead so much, it sacrifices just plain common sense for special effects.
Now I have not read the book, but I have spoken to fans who say the movie changes so much it is almost unrecognizable. I do not know if that is true, that was what was told to me.
I do want to take a minute to praise Pitt’s acting in this film. It is one of his best performances and it is a shame that he wasted time and money (as producer) on this sordid mess of a film. It could have been so brilliantly done if they had just focused on making it well.
There is a sequel planned, but by all accounts it’ll end up on my next edition of Movies Stuck In Development Limbo.
FAVORITE QUOTE: If you can fight, fight. Be prepared for anything. Our war has just begun.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, Strong Violence, Horror
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