World War Z

"The problem with most people is thay they don't believe something can happen until it already has. It's not stupidity or weakness, it's just human nature."   - Warmbrunn

release year: 2013
genre: apocalyptic horror/drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 11/22/18 and 9/23/13

synopsis: Zombies are taking over the world, and the remaining living must figure out a way to stop them if humanity is to survive.

impressions: The zombies moved fast, which I didn't like (because I grew up in a world where cinematic zombies moved very slowly) but aside from that, this was pretty good. It did seem contrived at times, how the main character always seemed to catch breaks, but he also made his own breaks. The mass battle/gore scenes were often amazing.

body count: hundreds, if not thousands, though counting was impossible

something this movie has that no other movie has: Zombies swarming high city walls like ants.

acting: Brad Pitt is the family guy who just happens to have worked for the U.N., which makes him valuable and able to get special help. He thinks fast yet sensibly on his feet and does whatever has to be done. Everyone else was pretty much someone I'd never heard of. Daniella Kertesz is a young Israeli soldier who helps when things get bad.

final word: Large-scale zombie apocalypse action.

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