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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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
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By 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 THE MOVIE GUY on 7 July 2013
Format: DVD
The world ignores the signs of global disaster and the next thing you know there is a world wide zombie (closer to rabies) pandemic.

Brad Pitt,who is now a family man, must save the world to save his family. There is some background noise that would indicate the zombie outbreak might be caused by how man destroys the environment and ignores the signs (global warming, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) The world is thrust into anarchy, while the military exists.

Brad must look for the original virus somewhere in the world to find a cure. We discover N.Korea is unaffected because they pulled everyone's teeth. Israel is unaffected because they have a great wall around their country, but apparently cold isolated places like Greenland are infected. The only reason I point out these inconsistencies is because the film writers went to great length to make the film realistic. Oh yes, if you have a lot of people on a ship, they share beds and sleep in shifts.

I enjoyed the film more as a pandemic film than a foot dragging, flesh eating, living dead, rotting zombie film, because that is what it was. I would say if you don't like Brad Pitt, don't see this film. There is very little screen time that doesn't show his face. Should make for a good video game and a decent sequel.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Glen on 5 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
What an absolutely fantastic movie!
I remembered this coming out at the cinema but, not being a fan of the zombie genre - in fact, I loathe it, it's dull and stupid! - I didn't really take all that much notice. But it was always there, niggling at the back of my mind. So, on a whim, I decided to take a punt - it was only a fiver, so, not that much of a risk - and get it on DVD.
Wow! Am I glad I did!
I can't stop watching it. No blood; no gore. No ridiculously un-scary zombies shambling about at minus two miles per hour. Everything I hate about 'proper' zombie movies is gloriously absent from World War Z. And in its place we have one of the most epic, large-scale actioners I've ever seen. Never mind being TOLD by the characters that the world is overrun by the undead as they valiently battle a small contingent in a shopping mall or something, in this movie we get to SEE the world overrun.
The opening Philadelphia set piece is amazing. The Jerusalem one is just plain addictive.
The only minor gripe I might have is with the third act. Usually action movies crank UP towards the end. This one cranks DOWN. After the mind-blowing action of acts one and two the third act is more about tension. It's not a problem. It's just different.
Seriously, don't do what I did and let the online reviews put you off.
If you like gore and brain-eating, then, admittedly this probably isn't for you. But if you're more mature than that and enjoy a good story excellently told then take a chance on this one. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
Max Brook's book produced a very ride ranging treatment of the "practicalities" of zombie warfare. The film concentrates on some areas of the book but also adds a Walking Dead family (you know the ones, mom seems oblivious to people being eaten, and the kids cannot obey even the simplest command) plus a bad attack of the Noisy Moves (in which even the simplest stroll is accompanied by stuff being dropped, kicked, knocked over or creaking). The result is a simple grab at involvement where a cleverer treatment might have impressed more. The zombies were very good with their ant-like speed and tactics.
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Format: DVD
"World War Z" is a mildly entertaining Brad Pitt thriller based on the Zombie war novels by Max Brooks.

The premise is that there is a contagion spread mainly through being bitten by a zombie which can turn a normal person into a zombie in a few seconds.

The central character, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a former UN investigator who is used to doing dangerous jobs in difficult parts of the world, but retired to look after his family. When the zombie contagion hits and destroys civilisation over vast areas of the world in a very short time, his former bosses want to recruit him to look after a brilliant but slightly unworldly biologist, Dr Fassbach (Elyes Gable) who is the best hope of finding a cure for the pandemic.

It's basically a pretty standard zombie all-action film with a few clever twists, though you may have difficulty suspending disbelief at certain points.

Much of the action takes place at a World Health Organisation facility where the actors who play two of the senior surviving doctors are respectively Peter Capaldi (e.g. the current Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] [2014]) and Pierfrancesco Favino (General Glozelle from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [Blu-ray])

I must confess that I fell about laughing when the cast list came up at the end of the film and we saw that these characters were described collectively as "W.H.O. Doctor" - hence my joke in the title of this review that it stars Doctor Who as a W.H.O. Doctor.

If you like the all-action zombie mild horror/thriller genre then you will probably enjoy this. Just don't try to take it seriously.
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