Notable Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Fana Mokoena, Daniella Kertesz
With all of the production issues that faced "World War Z," it would be a lie to tell you that my expectations were not much higher than dread for this film. Despite Brad Pitt's strong screen presence, the film's action focus with Marc Forster at the helm had me quaking harder than the cameras he used to destroy "Quantum Of Solace." Much to my surprise, "World War Z" comes out as a rather pleasant surprise as an entertaining summer film. Yes it very much has some issues when it comes to its jumpy script and Foresters relentless camera tactics, but it does redeem itself in the final act.
Gerry (Pitt) and his family are simply going about their regular daily routine when the streets of Philadelphia erupt into chaos from a quickly spreading zombie plague. On the run, they get help from the US government and military who want Gerry to use his investigation talents to help discover where the virus was discovered and find a why to battle it.
While my expectations going into the film were quite low, there was a little piece of me hell bent on hoping this film would pull it off. I wouldn't say that the film pulled it off entirely, we will get into its flaws here in a second, but it certainly was able to do a few things that impressed. When a film goes through as much production troubles and issues as "World War Z" though, I'll take whatever I can get and despite a third act that shifts completely in tone and energy (obviously due to the new writers brought on board) the film somehow comes off as still a cohesive film that overcomes its plot holes.
|"Run, it's another apocalypse movie!"|
|How many zombies does it take to scale a wall? One CGI team.|
|We've gone "28 Days Later" folks.|
Written By Matt Reifschneider