[MOVIE REVIEW] World War Z (2013)

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Title: World War Z (2013)
Director: Marc Forster
Showing Date: 20 June 2013
Duration: 116 minutes (1 hour 56 seconds)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Ludi Boeken
Screen Selection: 2D, IMAX 3D and Real 3D

Synopsis:
The recent world turns chaotic with the leakage of deadly virus which makes the people undead and act like maniac dogs to hunt for their new prey. The ex-United Nation investigator Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt) were summoned by the government, forced to leave his family and traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and collapsing governments.


My Review
This story is based on a fiction novel written by Max Brooks under the same name published in year 2006. It’s an apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster. The movie plot is pretty much like the movie “Resident Evil”, without any supernatural component. It’s just the war between humans and the undead.

World War Z is an interesting idea hamstrung by a generic narrative format, and it suits to our recent trending genre, the hybrid. Although it fails as an action film, fails as a human drama, but still the kind of film where you feel impressed by the outstanding editing effects and the zombie’s make-up. It’s huge.


As for the movie production, there’s no more secret to let the public know that the entire movie production is over budget. An extensive reshoots has occurred so that’s why the screening time delayed. Much of the blame was laid at the feet of the director and the screenwriters. Damon Lindelof, was hired after to rewrite the film’s third act. The reshoots and other overages caused the budget bounced up to $200 million.

Let’s don’t think about the production part. Do you realize that the movie is actually ranked under PG-13? We’ve seen less violence scenes in the movie. Not much disgusting faces, biting human, killing the undead, less blood splash. Compared to the ordinary apocalyptic horror film, “World War Z” is seems to be much milder after all. 

As for the ratings, I give 3.5 upon 5, still worth to watch, because there’s Brad Pitt inside.

*** What I've worte is just based on my personal opinion, not to create any controversy.


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