World War Z
Category: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Age Restriction: 13 V
Well known names: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse , Mireille Enos,
What a cool movie! I enjoyed this film to the fullest. Yes I am a zombie fan, yes I am a Brad Pitt fan and yes I love suspense! So I suppose that could lead you to thinking that I am being biased, but this honestly is a film that is well put together.
However some zombie fans won’t agree, as there are certain ‘rules’ that need to be followed when writing about the un-dead. Such as vampires exploding in sunlight and werewolves dying from silver bullets. Just so zombies apparently have to move slowly as they are learning how to walk again with all their decomposing body parts and they have to look and act completely brain-dead, which of course allows you to outsmart and outrun them. However, World War Z has decided to up the game a bit and to change some of the usual zombie scenarios to create a more suspense-filled, adrenalin-rushed, on-the-edge-of-your-seat film.
Originally this movie is based on a book by the same title written by Max Brookes, but as the script started taking shape, a lot of the scenes, dynamics and even characters changed. So if you have read the book, the general concept will stay the same, but the whole story changes quite a bit. Some would miss the light moments from the book, or even some of the game-changing scenes, but I think the film is great in its own right and isn’t lacking anything.
Usually when you prepare yourself to go watch a zombie movie, you get ready for lost of guts and gore, similar to the new style introduced by The Walking Dead. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that apart from the ‘scary factor’ it is not filled with unnecessary language, bloody gore or violence. Of course the nature of the film is about the world potentially coming to an end, so there are scenes that show mass destruction, the dead as well as zombie attacks and changes which can be unsettling, but It’s not overly graphic and doesn’t lose any suspense because of it.
If you are looking for a great suspense film, this one had me enjoying every minute!