World War Z is a big-budget, zombie movie based off of the best-selling book, in name only, that follows a UN Diplomat, played by Brad Pitt, who has to traverse the globe in search of a cure after a devastating outbreak begins wiping out the world's population. To start, this film has almost nothing in common with the book's structure, and mainly just cherry-picks scenarios to put Pitt's character into, which is fine, but it's an odd choice to even share the name apart from it sounding cool. This definitely surpassed my low expectations considering all of the production troubles it went through and it amazingly turned out to be a really cool zombie flick, even though it was neither scary or violent. The production went over-budget, the script was unfinished when filming began, and after screening the film for the studio, they immediately cried foul and had the entire third act re-shot, for the benefit of the film because that is easily the most intense part of the movie. The writing is the real strong-point here with some truly clever characters and ideas, and for once they actually call the damn things, "zombies"! There is a bit too much shaky cam for my taste and the CGI zombies don't look good at all, but if you're looking for an intense apocalyptic thrill ride, you can do far worse. Fun fact: this is Brad Pitt's highest grossing film of his career...that is just sad.