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World War Z Essay

690 words - 3 pages

September 25, 2013

Title: World War Z
Directed by: Marc Forster
Written by: Matthew Michael
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
Running time: 116 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images

Before the movie was released there where a lot of rumors about it, key executives were fired, the production was far above budget, scenes had to be rewritten and filmed again. On top of that creative differences between director Marc Foster and main actor/producer Brad Pitt would eventually cause the movie to come out half a year late. Whatever the rumors may have been, the result is not bad at all.

The movie is immediately off to a very fast start, within 5 minutes all hell breaks loose. Before that we are introduced to Gary (Brad Pitt) who is a former UN-employee who quit working to spend more time with his family. He travels to Philadelphia where, while ...view middle of the document...

One of the most spectacular scenes, there were at least three big ones, was the one where Jerusalem is being attacked by zombies, answered by a huge plane attack. Another spectacular example is the scene where they sneak through an ??? building like trained US Marshalls. Both examples of how the movie is at times both scary and exciting. The good thing is that while it’s able to stay spectacular throughout the whole movie, it doesn’t become unrealistic at all. It actually makes people think about how they will react to a big catastrophe and how they can prepare for it.

Unfortunately, this is interspersed with scenes that could only be described as cliché. Finding guns in unexpected places, scenes that end in very close calls, it was all there. The movie has a hard time trying not to be just another zombie movie. The moment where this does succeed is one where it shouldn’t have. Although rumors said the original ending was a big zombie shootout, the final ending was at the least a little on the small scale.

Brad Pitt puts on a great and best of all believable performance as Gary. One of the main good things is that he isn’t the untouchable super hero we come to expect from action movies like this. It’s a very broad character that makes mistakes and has doubts. This makes the movie all the more exciting. Exciting would be one understatement to describe the way zombies are being portrayed. The zombies are out of this world, energetic and run so fast it would make Usain Bolt jealous. This makes the fast spread of the virus all the more believable. This in combination with the great music and audio effects ensure that you really are being sucked into the screen. This made watching it in a movie theater a very rewarding experience. It was also the first time that I had the feeling 3D was a great complement, instead of a nice-to-have extra.

The movie seamlessly switches from being really spectacular to really nerve racking. The huge action scenes make sure there’s not even a short time to look away from the screen. The graphics are very realistic and the scenes follow each other very rapidly (or fast, if you like). This makes for a very entertaining and at times exciting movie, which easily deserves 4 out of 5, stars.

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