Posted on 1/05/14 10:42 AM
Last year, my friend Taylor, my sister and my mom went to see the final Twilight movie while I went to see Lincoln. They would see a movie trailer known as World War Z. My sister thought it was stupid while Taylor thought it looked good, once I saw the trailer I thought it was going to be a good movie. Finally my friend Robert had the movie and we watched it. My review now.
Gerry Lane is a stay at home dad with his two daughters and his wife. One day they are sitting in traffic and the worst happens. A disease that occurred in China is spread throughout the world turning everyone into zombies. After just escaping an attack Gerry is pulled into action to help find a cure for the zombies.
World War Z is a pretty good movie. While the movie has it's strengths it also had some of its problems. That I expected. But World War Z met most of my expectations. The plot in the movie made sense, it's not a regular zombie movie where the apocalypse just happens out of nowhere so I liked that, the script/dialogue is also strong part of the movie.
First off, the acting in the movie differs. Brad Pitt gives a strong performance playing Gerry. His character is also well developed and a likable hero. Other than that the acting is just ok or average. Mireille Enos plays Gerry's wife, she's just ok in the movie. Another actress worth mentioning is Daniella Kertesz playing an Israeli soldier who helps Gerry throughout the movie. But at the same time she's under develop. Most of the characters in this story besides Brad Pitt needed more character development in order for it to really work.
The actually zombies in the movie, meh. Their nothing like the zombies in Zombieland or even the brief images I've seen in The Walking Dead. Some of the are intimidating but nothing terrifying. This movie had plenty of jump scares for me, more than once did I jump out of my seat. The movie did a great job in showing what they could actually do in large groups showing how dangerous they are.
By far the best thing in the movie was the action scenes. The first half hour of the movie is full on action which just made my day. After that you have four more action scenes in the movie and one of them actually made my jaw drop. Definitely the highlight of the movie.
Another great thing they showed was the chaos and destruction. The movie shows us the dangers of not just the zombies but also people who are just as dangerous. The suspense of some of the scenes are nearly mind numbing, I was on the edge of my seat at times.
So over all, World War Z is a pretty solid movie. Brad Pitt is great in the movie with fantastic action sequences, some good jump scares, this makes this movie good. What I'm most excited about it this going to be the first part in a planned trilogy. I'm curious how they will take the next move in the franchise. I give it a 7.7 out of 10