The plot develops at a breakneck pace, consequently neglecting key items of information in understanding the characters and their struggle. "World War Z" hurriedly jumps from scene to scene with rough transitions. For instance, after a scene where Brad Pitt and his family attempt to reach the roof of an apartment building for escape only to take solace in a stranger's apartment, a boy who has tagged along from the apartment with Brad Pitt offers kind words of encouragement and comfort to Pitt's daughter to which Pitt responds, "Thanks, Tommy". The boy's name is never mentioned and Pitt responds with an assumed rapport, acting as if Tommy has been a friend of the family for years. This is just a small example of the large leaps the film takes from moment to moment, oftentimes leaving the viewer in the dark. Additionally, despite suggestive political commentary on the Middle East and how today's governments and cultures may respond to crisis, the sub-plot is weak.
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