World War Z 2013

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World War Z is the fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic of the potential last days of the human race. Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is called in to help stop the pandemic that has spread around the world.

Starring:
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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World War Z

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Horror
Director Marc Forster
Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos
Supporting actors Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire, Lulu VINE VOICE on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
I am also a late comer to this film and I have to say, I'm so glad I came to it! I don't do horror films generally, they DO freak me out and zombie films are just my worst nightmare (with the exception of clowns, clowns are just wrong!). I bought this in an effort to be brave and to ogle at Brad Pretty (not a typo). Well I'm truly glad I was being brave. This film is gripping from the start, when I say gripping, I mean superglue! It is literally minutes before you have no choice but to continue.
Aside from looking good, Brad does quite a good job, he's convincing enough and while I want overly in love with his screen wife in the film, I could've been convinced easy enough. The children in the film make the suspense and tension all the more real and Brad does a good job of convincing you he is the doting daddy.
The premise is that his character is a retired UN officer and that as a consequence of the entire world seeming to go rabid, they require him to assist with the "sustained threat". So it starts. The zombies are literally on steroids and super fast. Only Bolt would have half a hope of outrunning them. No more spoilers though, genuinely one of the best zombie films I've seen, less mindless gore, more story, more action, well worth the few hours!
If you're after gore, go elsewhere, but if your after sustained thrills throughout, a decent enough story and Brad Pretty ogles, definitely the film to choose, even for wusses like me who are terrified of zombies :-/
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rich Williams on 12 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I'm a little late to the party with World War Z. I remember reading about various production problems and generally average reviews but eventually bought the 3d version with 2d Extended action cut.
Having watched the 2d extended cut i couldn't understand the negativity. Ok, i've not read the book which usually turns out to be a massive advantage for enjoying a film in its own right but even so, i thought it was one of the most tense (in a good way) films i've seen in years.
I used to watch all the 'Return of the Living Dead' type films when i was younger and really enjoyed all the over the top blood n guts but never found them scary. World War Z however swaps over the top blood n guts for edge of your seat tension.
Its not that theres NO gore. Its just less in your face than the less subtle Zombie films of old.
The action starts very quickly after a brief introduction to the main characters. The Zs introduction to the film is really well done with them causing rapidly escalting panic with their speed and aggression.
This speed and aggression is the what makes each action sequence so tense. Even when the one situation is such that they are apparantly more like their slower cousins of older films, you're fully aware that one wrong move will result in instant chaos.
I'll not go into the plot so much or describe each sequence, thats why you watch a film isn't it?
I thought the acting was of a very good standard throughout and i was pleasantly suprised at how good Brad Pitt was as the ex United Nations employee tasked with discovering the cause of the outbreak.
The music performed by Muse was good. Not excellent or terrible, just good. It didnt interfere or standout at all which maybe is not that bad a thing.
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Format: Blu-ray
This film was watchable and while I wasn't a huge fan, I did enjoy the tension (in this regard it was an excellent thriller!)
However, in my opinion there just wasn't the story, or characterisation to make you really engage with the film.

As has been said previously, I found Brad Pitt to be just mediocre - something I don't normally associate with him.

Finally, the real thing I couldn't get past was the fact that the zombies (sorry, undead!) all seemed to be speeded up in a cheesy 1970's police chase type of way. This really annoyed me, to the point of frustration. (And it annoys me that I was annoyed!) but for me, this made the film less believable. (Well, as believable as undead, dead people running around biting alive people to make them undead, dead people can possibly be!)

Sorry, just not for me.
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100 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 2 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
An extremely impressive entry in the zombie genre and for me easily the best such since 1977's Dawn of the Dead. WWZ may break one of the supposed rules of the genre in its almost complete absence of gore but Brad Pitt's film more than compensates with an efficiently plotted linear storyline that remarkably shows no obvious signs of its troubled production, a spectacular sense of scale, a satisfactory balance between action and emotion rare in summer blockbusters and an often intense breakneck pace.

There's a lot that I liked about WWZ, from the way the film utilizes its fast moving zombies as a symbol of the often frightening speed and density of everyday life, to supporting characters who are introduced only to be killed off without any of the bombast you'd have had to endure had the movie been directed by a Zack Snyder or Michael Bay. The emotional heart of the story - UN hotshot Gerry Lane's (Brad Pitt) relationship with his wife and kids - feels refreshingly damped down rather than overblown, believable without being schmaltzy. Rich and famous he may be but there's an interesting grounded quality to Pitt. Casting him as an Everyman sort of character doesn't seem like the kind of stretch it would if you had the likes of DiCaprio or Tom Cruise starring.

The story is a ground-breaking amalgamation of zombie horror and one of those plague stories in which the hero is charged with finding a cure. The plot, which sends Gerry from Philly to South Korea, to Israel and then Wales in pursuit of the infection's source, never feels like it's just marking time. Each location holds a clue and by the time Gerry figures out the ingenious solution en route to the film's climax the story tops even that by forcing our hero to make a virtual life or death decision.
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