World War Z 2013

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(418) IMDb 7.1/10
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Granter on 4 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I read the book a couple of years ago and was impressed, so was looking forward to this film. It's not bad. It's well acted to be fair to Mr. Pitt et al, and the direction is certainly tight enough. What is lacking is all the detail from the book - the politics, the personal stories, and strangely, much of the horror. I suppose there is rather too much to squeeze into a couple of hours, but somehow taking away these elements left the film lacking bite (pun intended).

What's left is a fairly straightfoward action film, with Brad P. flying hither and thither in search of an answer to the zombie plague. Compared to other Z films such as Dawn of the Dead (the recent one) and 28 Days, there seems little original here. Even the opening and closing sequences have a second hand feel, and at least in Dawn' the newsreels had a cool soundtrack. Use of real life news footage has been done to death now (pun intended) and falls flat here.

This is clearly the first in a series and if the next one can bring in more of the depth of the book, then that will be an improvement. A competent film, it passes the 'dream test' in that I had the usual zombie dream after watching it, but hardly the stuff of real nightmares.
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By Green Man Music on 15 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The world is being overrun with zombies. It;s some kind of illness but as usual, we don't know how it started. Some scientists are trying to work on a cure, but a fragmented society is banding into groups and relying on fighting violence with violence. Our hero thinks there may be a way that humanity can defend itself but the secret is in a locked-down lab overrun with biters (or eaters, or walkers, I've genuinely forgotten what they get referred to in this particular film - it may even be just plain zombies).

World War Z is a majorly derivative zombie film that follows pretty much a combination of the plots of all other recent zombie fare, but largely without the gore. The fact that most of the zombie-splatting detail happens off-screen is on one hand perhaps good for younger viewers yet to be able to enjoy the delights of the earlier famous zombie flicks. However for this reviewer it took something pretty imperative away from the experience; and left with plot threads and zombie facts that we've all seen elsewhere before, rendered it less than satisfying.

However three out of five ain't bad, and I'm glad I've finally got round to seeing it, although the DVD will be on its way to a resale site any time now.
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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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