Thursday, September 4

Movie Review: World War Z

Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Released: 2013
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Horror, and Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13 (but I watched the uncut version and I think that's a R)
Directed By: Marc Forster

Where I Got It: Watched on Netflix

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane, who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.


Gerry - Brad Pitt
Karin - Mireille Enos
Segen - Daniella Kertesz
Jurgen Warmbrunn - Ludi Boeken
Thierry Umutoni - Fana Mokoena
Andrew Fassbach - Elyes Gabel
Constance - Sterling Jerins
Rachel - Abigail Hargrove
Tomas - Fabrizio Zacharee Guido

Been wanting to watch this one for a while, but I was totally over zombies for a bit. I'm glad Boyfriend forced me to watch it. It is not like any of your typical zombie movies out there! The zombie don't threaten one country or two, it threatens the entire world! It started in Korea and spread from there. Russia from what they were hinting at got it waaaaaaaay worse. Do zombies fancy snow and the cold? Who knows.

I also loved how the governments made a connection that this creatures ARE zombies. I hate how in some movies that they never really call them zombies or really make that connection. WHY? It always bugs me. So when a movie like this acknowledges what the creature is and labels them for what they are they get a star for that. hahaha. It makes it more realistic, ya know?

Poor Tomas. :/ His parents were big dumb-dumbs and he almost lost his life because of it.

I wish I could say that I didn't like Gerry for the simple fact that he is pretty much a "perfect" character...but Brad Pitt plays him and I do adore him for some reason. But yes, Gerry is a perfect character: tough, strong, family-man, compassionate, smart, lucky, and good-looking. Perhaps you need that to be a UN man. *shrugs* But yes, I did like Gerry kind of even though he was pretty much a "perfect" character. Okay...I didn't like him, but I tolerated him more then I normally do just for the simple fact Brad Pitt played him. 

The ending! OH MY GOODNESS! Even though I pretty much guessed it, but I was so happy with the ending! It was good and I'm mad that they are coming out with a sequel. CAN'T THEY LIVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Hopefully they don't make a muck of it like Boyfriend predicts. We shall see I guess.

In the end, this was really good. A little graphic, but good. The ending was a good one and I wish that they left it at that, but nooooooooooo they are making a sequel. Sighs. Brad Pitt and the rest of the cast did a fantastic job. The visual effects were good and the plot line was solid and entertaining. I feel like a dumb-dumb myself for putting this on the back-burner for so long! I highly recommend this for those that like horror and action movies. This is good and not like the atypical zombie movies out there. Out of five stars, I stamp this one with five stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Tomas, Karin (even though she almost got Gerry killed at one point for something stupid. >___<), and Thierry
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Andrew (idiot) and Tomas' parents (they should have listened to Gerry)
Favorite Quote(s): Andrew - Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one's better. More creative. Like all serial killers, she can't help the urge to want to get caught. But what good are all those brilliant crimes if no one takes the credit? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part, while you spent decades in school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus, turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths. She's a bitch.