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World War Z
Posted November 9, 2012 05:27 PM by Webmaster
The first trailer for director Marc Forster's highly anticipated World War Z has arrived. The film, which is set to open in theaters across the United States on June 21, is based on Max Brooks' novel and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Eric West and David Morse.
In World War Z, a U.N. employee (Pitt) is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Sadly, it looks like they threw out the most interesting aspect of the book -- the multiple POVs. I was expecting something like "Traffic" or "Syriana". Instead, we get "I Am Legend II: Brad Pit Boogaloo".
It looks more like what's what may happen between the world and the Muslims (Muslims being the zombie hordes). Truthfully one would really never guess it is about zombies going by the trailer. Anyway, faster than light zombies is just plain stupid - after all, they are rotting, and certain changes just happen to the body once it dies. But it is a Brad Pitt movie, and truthfully most of his films bomb - the guy has always sold more magazines he's appeared on the cover of, than movie tickets. I've always wondered how he has stayed on the business?
Can we judge a film by its trailer? Maybe, but we can judge the trailer. The CGI zombies look video-game awful and the trailer has an average shot length of less than one second. Terribly inept cinematography.
Say what you will about Brad Pitt, but he has done a rather fine job of picking movies over the years and he has avoided these type of big-budget CGI fests...until now. I don't plan on seeing this one, I'll stick with watching The Walking Dead, which isn't perfect itself but it does a good job using real people as zombies.
Not impressed by this trailer at all. Too much use of CGI, and a... super zombie horde? Seems too silly for me. I do like, however, how Mirelle Enos is in this, what with the news of a rumor that Netflix is in heavy talks to pickup The Killing for a third season. She's great in that show, and glad to see more of her!