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World War Z

Year : 2013 Director : Marc Forster Running Time : 116 Genre : ,
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
A United Nations investigator, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: An odd movie to review in that it was actually sort of enjoyable to watch but as soon as you start to apply scrutiny you’re left unsure exactly why. It’s intelligent (despite some gaping plotholes and devices) but it’s not quite an action movie. Nor is it quite a drama and in fact you couldn’t even call it a horror flick with the zombies mostly background fodder – something I actually enjoyed. But while that allowed focus on the human reactions to a looming apocalypse, it unintentionally highlighted the story’s inadequacies. I can’t say it’s bad as it was fun despite Pitt’s seeming boredom. But nor can I say it’s really good. And I have no idea why it’s a 3D movie.

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One Response so far.

  1. Steve Saunders says:

    I was disappointed with the ending….it felt like the makers were allocated 116 minutes to make a movie, but got to 113 minutes and realised they had to jam an ending in there somehow. Otherwise enjoyable

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