World War Z just hit theaters and is beginning to generate a lot of buzz from audiences and critics. Starring Brad Pitt, World War Z is based on the novel written by Max Brooks. Fighting the zombie pandemic, Gerry Lane (Pitt) must find a way to save his family and save the existence of every human being on the planet at the same time. I know you are itching to find out if this new movie made its way to the hearts of audiences and critics. So without further ado, read the movie review for World War Z below:
“Movie Review for World War Z
“World War Z” really shouldn’t be any good at all. A heroic UN field operative played by Brad Pitt saves the planet from a global zombie pandemic? What part of that sentence doesn’t make you snort milk out your nose?
The surprise of this absorbing, frightening genre flick, then, is that what sounds ridiculous on paper turns out to be a gripper on the screen. “World War Z” is epically realized entertainment that feeds on our fears of apocalypse, but it’s just fast enough and smart enough — and, more importantly, human enough — to keep an audience on edge from start to finish. You can (and probably should) pick it apart when it’s over, but while the movie’s playing, it represents the higher craft and better instincts of blockbuster Hollywood filmmaking.
It also doesn’t give you much time to get comfortable. “World War Z” has barely introduced us to Gerry Lane (Pitt) — who has retired from jetting to such hot spots as Liberia and Chechnya so he can spend time with wife Karin (Mireille Enos) and their daughters (Sterling Jerins and Abigail Hargrove) — when a Philadelphia traffic jam turns into a worst-case scenario of zombie assault. The latest fashions in undead behavior: they move terrifyingly fast and swarm like locusts, they clack their jaws like mandibles, and you have 12 seconds after you’re bitten before you “go Zeke.”
After a hellish night in a Newark high rise, the family is picked up by UN chopper and spirited to an aircraft carrier 200 miles off the East Coast. Gerry is dispatched along with a brilliant young doctor (Elyes Gabel) to a US military base in South Korea, where the virus may have originated. And that’s all I’ll say about the plot, since it throws enough curveballs to keep you off balance almost to the end.
The director is Marc Forster, who has made everything from “Monster’s Ball” to “Machine Gun Preacher” to the wan James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.” If he has a personal style, I have yet to figure it out. The filming of “World War Z” was one of those tortured sagas where umpteen script doctors are brought in, endings get re-shot, budgets balloon, and the whole mess gets written up in Vanity Fair. So maybe it’s an accident that the bits come together into a coherent, nerve-wracking whole. Or maybe somebody on the team had an overarching idea of how to visualize the near-collapse of civilization so that it feels visceral and complete.”
The rest of the review can be read at Boston Globe.
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