It’s Friday, and I’m finally on my summer holidays from work. Woohoo!! I’ll keep this post short.
I went to see World War Z on Wednesday night and enjoyed it immensely. Action-packed from the get-go, it’s a thrilling, entertaining, popcorn flick – a near perfect summer blockbuster. I’ve seen some reviewers criticise it. It’s not intelligent enough, it’s not philosophical enough, character driven enough, blah blah blah. What did they expect from a summer action thriller?
I was entertained throughout. I even jumped a few times, and I wasn’t even at the 3D version. The foghorn sound creeped me out – made me think of the Tripods from War of the Worlds. Some zombie traditionalists may not be impressed by the fast moving folks in World War Z, but they scared me. Go see this over the weekend for simple escapism – and Brad Pitt.
I do have to wonder what was the point of having Matthew Fox, the actor who played Jack from Lost, in the film for a few seconds. It really was a ‘blink and you’d miss it’ appearance. I recognised his voice but the camera barely showed his face. Hmm.
TGIF! Have a good one.
I’ve heard a lot of hype about this movie so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! I know it’s based on a book and has Brad Pitt in it so I may just go and see it at some point. 😉
Apparently Brad Pitt was trying to get this made since 2007. Then some office bigwigs decided they didn’t like the third act and it had to be done from scratch, so there was a chance this film was never going to see the light of day. It’s nothing like the book as far as I know.
I want to!! I’ve heard really good things… And the fact that it has zombies in it should sell my guy too! 🙂
They’re fast moving zombies, even faster than the guys in 28 Days Later.
I LOVED this movie! I wasn’t thrilled with the lack of a conclusion, but aside from that, I wasn’t there for the plot. I was there for the action (and I’m terrified of zombies!). I’d go see again in a heartbeat. Brad Pitt was amazing. There was truly and empathy for him and his family. I jumped a lot as well (no 3D for me either). Loved your review! The zombies thoroughly creeped me out. They are waaayyyy too fast for my comfort!
Yeah, they left it open for a sequel. I really liked Brad Pitt in this. He works the whole ‘family man’ angle very well.
I know. I’m really hoping there with be a sequel, and yes, I particularly loved the family aspect to this novel. It really evoked sympathy and more tension. 🙂
“It’s not intelligent enough, it’s not philosophical enough, character driven enough, blah blah blah.”
I get so sick of hearing reviewers say that stuff. Usually, when you hear reviews like this, you know the movie is going to be good! 🙂 That’s what my husband says…”The reviews on this movie are really bad, so we should probably go see it.”
Some critics are just up their own asses. 🙂 Your husband’s right!
This is definitely on my list of must-see movies. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to catching it soon!
It’s full of action almost from the start. The third part is quieter, but I still liked it.
I loved the book and highly recommend it. (It scared the crap out of me). Can’t wait to see the movie!
Trish, I haven’t read the book, but I’ve heard the movie is totally different. Some of the fans of the book are quite pissed off about the film adaptation – just a warning. If you end up seeing it, let us know how it differs from the book.
Sometimes simple escapism is all you need. Who wants to think all the time? And it must be nice to get a summer holiday from work. How come I don’t get a summer holiday? I need to win the lottery. Enjoy your holiday!
I want to win the lottery. Note to self; start doing the lottery!
Or release another book, Hubbard, and it might be the next bestseller. Money issues solved.
This is a must see for me! Brad Pitt and zombies-it don’t get much better than that 🙂
It was fun, like being on a ride at an amusement park.
I’ve heard a lot about this not being like the book, which is a fantastic read. That’s okay. You have Brad Pitt and some really freaky zombies. Sounds like fun to me.
Exactly. Just enjoy Brad and all the action.