I like to start with no expectations, especially when a movie is starring Brad Pitt and Zombies.I try not to watch trailers for movies that I am reviewing because I like to start with no expectations, especially when a movie is starring Brad Pitt and Zombies. Brad Pitt also produced this film and I found it to be his most physical role in a long time. However, for his character of Gerry Lane, a retired UN investigator, he lacked the charisma and confidence that was needed for a big action adventure flick.
Based on the novel by Max Brooks, World War Z exceeded my expectations a little. It started out with a bang with a sudden outbreak of people turning into zombies and wrecking havoc on the world. Then Brad zigzags across the globe, in a race against time, looking for a cure and then the story comes to a crashing halt. What I did enjoy the most was the impressive and thrilling moments on the streets of Philadelphia, the zombie attacks and the fall of Jerusalem. These scenes were pure movie-making excitement.
As for the gory stuff, it is kept off screen letting the viewer use their imagination. I wouldn’t say World War Z is the best zombie movie ever, but it was pretty close and surprisingly enjoyable to watch.
World War Z opens nationwide today, June 21st.
Rating: PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images
Run Time: 1 hour 55 min.