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So I read the book. Loved it.
Saw the movie trailer:
Anyone looking forward to seeing this?
i'm not too fussed myself
- I'm constantly surprised that there's still mileage in zombies
- The trailer has an epic quality which is new to the genre
I liked the political aspect to the story.
but not because they have zombies, which I'm not especially thrilled by or scared of but because people just keep on coming up with amazing new ways of incorporated the rotting buggers into a story.
It looks very exciting and I def want to see it, but that told me almost nothing at all! and i had to watch an advert before I was allowed to watch it, even though it's an advert itself!
Can't say I'm that excited for the film, I think it might be a bit of a let down : (
instead of like the book, where they cover various POV.
i don't remember that.
but I thought they were running up a mountain and people started to get infected as they all ran up in panic.
i never got the impression that the panic spreading overruled the laws of physics though.
i only realised recently that max brooks is mel brooks' son! weird.
I thought India when I seen the trailer as well to be fair.
He's one of the extras running down the street.
better than another silly sparkly vampire movie.
But then I hate pretty much every trailer.
It was obvious that the film was never going to be a straight adaptation, but it looks as if the final thing will have only a passing resemblance to the novel. Which is a shame, because I was interested in World War Z specifically long after my interest in zombies generally had waned.
They could have treated it a bit like 'Contagion' where it is more how it spread like a disease as opposed to a horror film-esq feel.
Trailers only generally show exciting action scenes. Geopolitically allegorical scenes don't really work in trailers. Reserve judgement until you see the film.
I'll have you know I've painfully trawled through the darkest recesses of the internet for script and production tidbits over the last few years. Virtually none of the original plot or script remains.
The good news is the guy who made Prometheus even worse than Scott had been able to has stuck his oar in though!
so is this going to be nothing like the book then?
That trailer looks fucking gash tbf, even worse than I Am Legend. Good zombie films are few and far between.
Vampires > Frankenstein > Werewolves > Creature From The Black Lagoon > The Mummy > Zombies
but those toothy bastards have jumped the shark then gone back, stuck the shark in a fridge and nuked the fridge.
...fans of which incidentally are currently camping out in Leicester Square. The vampire genre continues to throw up excellent flicks - the last few years have seen Let The Right One In, Stakeland and Thirst for example, with some exciting looking adaptations coming in the near future.
the swarms don't look very good, just waves of cgi glitter and trauma
It was well writtent, but I just couldn't get into the format. The way it changed viewpoint all the time.
had a premiere in London last week, out two weeks today.
this review is pretty positive: http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/world-war-z-review-1200492031/
this one less so: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/02/world-war-z-review
but this is a very bad film. Oh well.
(((((((have they kept the underwater zombie bits?)))))))))
They've kept nothing from the book. Which is a shame, but the bigger issue is that it's just a rubbish film in its own right.
Some good action sequences.
Some very creaky dialogue.
After Romero/Walking Dead/28 Days etc it seems weird to see zombie action with 0% gore...The Muse track on the closing credits was the most horrific thing...I made sure I got out quick.
Loved the book but didn't hold out high hopes for the film. Hopes were slightly raised when a few friends told me it was good, but no, it was just awful.
With the exception of the title and the fact there are Zombies in it (debatable that they're actually zombies but that's another argument). So many plot holes I don't even know where to begin.
They spend the whole film trying to work out what caused the outbreak... never resolved, you never find out what causes it. Not even mentioned in the last half of the film.
Frantically rush around a supermarket trying to get food and meds, almost killed / raped in the process. Get out with a trolley full of food which has completely disappeared by the time they walk across the street to a block of flats.
"I'll call you from this satellite phone once a day" - might be an idea to turn it off when you're not making the call so the fucking battery doesn't run out BRAD! Also means your mrs might not call you when you're trying to be super sleuth and quiet!
The plane that refuelled in 30 seconds.
"Did you guys just build a wall because you read an email saying Zombie?"
"No not at all, let me tell you what it is - I read an email that said Zombie so we built a massive fuck off wall.... in a few days"
Takes 10 seconds to get infected. Guys in Korea say 5-10mins. How long does a flight from Israel to Cardiff take? Like 6 or 7 hours? So it takes that one at least 6 hours to turn yeah? BULLSHIT!
Guy flies across the globe to try and find out how the problem started / find a cure. Might be dead - kick his family off the boat. AYE ALRIGHT THEN!
Seriously, pile of shite. At least Peter Capaldi was in it and we got a bit of This Will Destroy You.
i think you've got a fair point there. that bradley pitts is fit though.
but can someone tell me what the whole Cardiff connection is?
It might be an ok film though....just won't be much point in comparing it / relating to the book I reckon.