And here is yet another dismal looking zombie movie cashing on the zombie craze. It’s World War Z, based on the widely read and loved book by Max Brooks. The consensus by the book’s fans is that this film will bear little resemblance to the spirit of the book. Too bad, but perhaps it can be a quality story in its own right. After seeing the trailer, I find that highly doubtful.
One thing you’re sure to notice about World War Z is that the zombies do not look like the decaying, shambling zombies we’ve come to know and love. They look like regular fast-moving people. Actually they look like lightning-fast-moving CGI people. Actually they look like ants swarming over a dead beetle. I don’t think physics was a major concern in the minds of the film makers and effects people. Look at the opening scene, when a cop maneuvers his motorcycle through a narrow corridor between cars in traffic gridlock, tells Brad Pitt to stay in his car, then gets slammed by a huge truck barreling down the street through the same narrow space between cars. How does that work exactly?
This film looks like your typical Hollywood, excessively computer generated, wanna be blockbuster action movie. No thanks. Not sure what is more vile and repulsive, Brad Pitt’s crummy WWZ trailer or Brad Pitt’s insipid perfume commercial.