James Badge Dale
PG13 116 min 2013
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
World War Z is a crazy zombie ride. Even as entertainment you can gleam knowledge from this film that stars Brad Pitt. From beginning to end I was riveted by the story and the drama. He’s a man essentially with a gun to his families head. If he doesn’t help his family will be kicked of the safety of the boats.
This movie is based on the book of the same title by Max Brooks. I haven’t read the book but I think I will at some times. I watch zombie films like they’re preparation films. I know I sound crazy until I don’t. It’s easier to watch film like World War Z, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Living Dead than going to into the zombie head space for however long it takes me to read a novel, much longer than watching a two hour movie.
World War Z pulls no punches. It’s a harsher reality than we’ve seen before even in Dawn of the Dead. Even when you’ve found your way to safety you’re not safe. Its shows how survival takes hold and people start to lose their humanity. It shows that the vast majority of people are shit out of luck, and no amount of preparedness is going to save people.
This will be the world we live in where nowhere is safe. Not even behind fifty foot walls. Only the select few will be taken to safety. Everyone else its kill or be killed. When that first news report starts describing the symptoms of zombism don’t put your head in the sand and not believe. That’s the first mistake of people they don’t want to believe it can happen. It will and you should.
I give World War Z 4 out 5 Gs.