This a review that I posted on Amazon about the movie “World War Z,” hope you, my loyal zombie readers enjoy it!

 

Yes, I read the book first.  I read the book years ago and it to this day it remains one of my favorite books of all time.  When I heard it was going to be made into a live action movie I was very excited!  If you’re expecting to see an exact replica of the book on the big screen, you’re in for a disappointment.  The book itself is a sort of anthology, and putting an anthology on the big screen is hard to do in a two hour block.  That is unless you’re making “Creep Show”

 

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Brad Pitt does an excellent job acting and the character he plays is relatable and interesting and through the entire movie you’re rooting for him to make it out alive and get home safe to his family.

 

If you look closely in the movie you’ll see subtle references to the book “The Zombie Survival Guide” that Max Brooks wrote before he did World War Z.  Like when the doctor holds up an ax and a baseball bat and says “Both has it’s merits.”  There are also references to the book World War Z, like the guy in Israel who talked about the 10th person disagreeing with the other nine because it was his duty.

 

The overall story was good, but there were a few things I didn’t like.  Such as making the zombies running zombies and having them shrieking like creatures from another planet.  What was wrong with just making them moan?  They moaned in the book and people loved the book, why fix what isn’t broke?  Plus, twelve seconds to turn?  In the Zombie Survival Guide they stated that from bite to reanimation it took a full thirty hours.  But then again I guess that wouldn’t make for a very thrilling action movie.

 

Also I was really hoping to see the Battle of Yonkers and the Battle of New Hope.  They were in the book and if you ask me they were the two most interesting parts of the novel.  Plus the movie doesn’t really end, it just kind of stopped.  Like they ran out of story and just threw a voice-over in and called it a day.

 

Plus why didn’t Brad Pitt just tell his UN buddy what his idea was and then that way they could try his idea out at a facility that wasn’t half overrun with zombies?  Not to mention, no one else thought of this idea?  Not a doctor, not a biologist, not a virologist, no it was this guy, a former war correspondent. 

Moving right along, the Israelis know that the zombies exist and they know they are dangerous.  But they didn’t know that noise attracts them?  This didn’t come up during the construction of that massive wall?  While running those massive construction machines, they  didn’t attract any zombies at all?

 

On top of that there is no way on Earth that the zombies would be able to climbed/stack up like they did and get over that wall.  Not to mention that when they fell over the side of the wall that the resulting impact would shatter like every bone in their bodies!  They wouldn’t have been a threat to anyone!

 

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There are just a bunch of parts of this movie that don’t make sense, but there are a few parts of the movie that are pretty good and they make it worth checking out.  If you are a huge fan of the book, you may be disappointed, but if you’re looking for an action zombie movie, you’ll enjoy this one.

3 Stars

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