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    World War Z. World War Are you kidding?

    Anyone see World War Z? I did and I hated it. I am a big zombie far too.


    Hopefully I will not give away too much of the plot.




    My main issue with the flick is that is is so improbable. A disease that manifests itself that quickly and is as fatal is usually confined to a small region. It really never has a chance to spread. Granted this particular disease is not really fatal but unless I missed something they never explained how the disease was able to cross continents. I mean if you worked at the Korean version of the TSA, would you allow a zombie to board the plane? I suppose stowaways but you would think they would be discovered too. And a potential stowaway would have to be bitten just before boarding. I think they would have been able to confine the spread of the disease to a region if not at least a continent.

    Another thing that they failed to explain is how Brad Pitt's character's family made it to the free zone after being banned form the ship.

    Plus a big inconsistency like the zombies are super fast and can jump great distances except in a situation where the main characters could be attacked.

    The portrayal of the close up shots of the zombies was almost comical. Not frightening at all. The Walking Dead does a much better job of that. The Wlaking Dead also got it right in how they handled the concept of zombies, they had never existed before, even in fantasy.


    Over all I think this movie is a dud. Might make an OK Red Box movie.
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    Because REAL zombies are so much skeerier.

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    I can't even watch any zombie or post-apocalyptic movies anymore... They've been played out since the 80's. Sure there's the occasional one that has an interesting twist to it or whatever, but overwhelmingly, they all stink.

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    So Brad Pitt should stick to scalpin' Nat-zees?

    I haven't seen it but heard similarly meh comments.

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    The Walking Dead DOES do a good job; they have been the best since the legendary original "Dawn of the Dead", and the hilariously campy "Return of the Living Dead".

    Sounds like another take on Will Smith's "I Am Legend", combined with the "28 Hours/Days" movies. It'll likely take RedBox to get me to throw down the $$.

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    I read the book which was much better.

    I heard they weren't supposed to be 'zombies' per se in the movie. Who knows. I, for one, won't be seeing the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    My main issue with the flick is that is is so improbable. A disease that manifests itself that quickly and is as fatal is usually confined to a small region. It really never has a chance to spread. Granted this particular disease is not really fatal but unless I missed something they never explained how the disease was able to cross continents. I mean if you worked at the Korean version of the TSA, would you allow a zombie to board the plane? I suppose stowaways but you would think they would be discovered too. And a potential stowaway would have to be bitten just before boarding. I think they would have been able to confine the spread of the disease to a region if not at least a continent.

    Another thing that they failed to explain is how Brad Pitt's character's family made it to the free zone after being banned form the ship.
    At some point in the movie they make a very quick reference to it spreading so quickly through air travel. Also, when he was at the army base in South Korea they mentioned it took 10 minutes for someone to turn after they were bitten so I guess as it spread the time shortened. Still somewhat unrealistic that it could spread that quickly, but then again this is a fictional movie.

    Also, everyone that was forced off the ship was being taken to the free zone. That's how Brad Pitt's character found out where they were - the UN guy said they were taken to the safe zone. Even though it was a safe zone, it is likely not as safe as a ship in the middle of the ocean which is why it was a big deal having to leave.

    Overall I thought it was a good movie, but you could definitely get caught up on the physics around how the zombies act. Then again, I remind myself that zombies aren't real today so you can only compare it with what past movies/shows have done. Having them do something different didn't have a negative effect on my experience.
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    After Night of the Living Dead it's been all downhill...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttusomeone View Post
    At some point in the movie they make a very quick reference to it spreading so quickly through air travel. Also, when he was at the army base in South Korea they mentioned it took 10 minutes for someone to turn after they were bitten so I guess as it spread the time shortened. Still somewhat unrealistic that it could spread that quickly, but then again this is a fictional movie.

    Also, everyone that was forced off the ship was being taken to the free zone. That's how Brad Pitt's character found out where they were - the UN guy said they were taken to the safe zone. Even though it was a safe zone, it is likely not as safe as a ship in the middle of the ocean which is why it was a big deal having to leave.

    Overall I thought it was a good movie, but you could definitely get caught up on the physics around how the zombies act. Then again, I remind myself that zombies aren't real today so you can only compare it with what past movies/shows have done. Having them do something different didn't have a negative effect on my experience.
    If it took ten mins to turn after someone was bitten then how did they board the airplanes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    If it took ten mins to turn after someone was bitten then how did they board the airplanes?
    I agree that's where the story feel apart some for me, but then again if it wasn't a global disaster then the movie plot doesn't work. The bottom line it's a zombie movie and you have to suspend disbelief like you do for most fictional movies like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    If it took ten mins to turn after someone was bitten then how did they board the airplanes?
    Maybe they had some zicam in their pocket? Seriously, why all of a sudden are zombies SO hugely popular. I even bought a multi impact helmet a year or two ago, for skateboarding, and lo and behold, it had zombies painted on it. Word to the wise, when they show Protec helmets on some websites they tend to show the side with no graphics.,,,,BD

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    I thought it was pretty cool, even liked it enough that I will add it to my BlueRay collection when its released. I guess I like it 'cause I went into the theater with my mind washed clear of the book and watched it for what it was.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttusomeone View Post
    At some point in the movie they make a very quick reference to it spreading so quickly through air travel. Also, when he was at the army base in South Korea they mentioned it took 10 minutes for someone to turn after they were bitten so I guess as it spread the time shortened.
    This. I assumed that the "incubation time" was quickly shortening. If you recall, they said something about it being impossible to know for sure where the first infection was. The incubation time for the first infection might have been 10 days, or 10 hours. Each subsequent infection may have gotten faster and faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Anyone see World War Z? I did and I hated it. I am a big zombie far too.


    Hopefully I will not give away too much of the plot.




    My main issue with the flick is that is is so improbable. A disease that manifests itself that quickly and is as fatal is usually confined to a small region. It really never has a chance to spread. Granted this particular disease is not really fatal but unless I missed something they never explained how the disease was able to cross continents. I mean if you worked at the Korean version of the TSA, would you allow a zombie to board the plane? I suppose stowaways but you would think they would be discovered too. And a potential stowaway would have to be bitten just before boarding. I think they would have been able to confine the spread of the disease to a region if not at least a continent.
    When people are trying to get away from anything that is as huge as this type of "infection" they get away however they can, including boats. Lets say a boat full of Koreans (with an infected person aboard) made it from point A to point B, well now you have a boat full of infected people at point B. and that scenario can go on unchecked for a good while.
    Another thing that they failed to explain is how Brad Pitt's character's family made it to the free zone after being banned form the ship.
    They weren't "banned" from the ship, any and all non essential personnel were flown to the "safe" free zone.
    Plus a big inconsistency like the zombies are super fast and can jump great distances except in a situation where the main characters could be attacked.
    Incorrect, they were only as fast as humans, and they could not jump great distances, at least I didn't see any "super zombies" their strength was in numbers.
    The portrayal of the close up shots of the zombies was almost comical. Not frightening at all. The Walking Dead does a much better job of that. The Wlaking Dead also got it right in how they handled the concept of zombies, they had never existed before, even in fantasy. The Walking Dead does have a better looking zombie but they also have slow zombies, a slow zombie infection would be the easiest of all to stop, it wouldn't spread fast at all, and would be confined VERY easily.

    Over all I think this movie is a dud. Might make an OK Red Box movie.
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    I haven't read the book or seen the movie but I did read an article about and it told me this, they only share the name in common and having zombies. The book sounds like something worth reading, the movie sounds like a waste of time.
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    list of acceptable zombie apocalypse movies

    night of the living dead
    shawn of the dead
    zombieland

    that is all

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    how does this movie end? happy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
    list of acceptable zombie apocalypse movies

    night of the living dead
    shawn of the dead
    zombieland
    dawn of the dead (2004)
    28 days later
    28 weeks later
    dead snow

    that is all
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I haven't read the book or seen the movie but I did read an article about and it told me this, they only share the name in common and having zombies. The book sounds like something worth reading, the movie sounds like a waste of time.
    The book is def worth reading, I read it 5 times. The movie is worth watching too. Is it great? depends on the person watching. I liked it, I thought it was good. Why take the word of someone that knows nothing about your likes and dislikes tell you what movies you should or shouldn't watch? Anyways **** it, don't watch it. I guess some people love being told what to do.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    So Brad Pitt should stick to scalpin' Nat-zees?
    "You know, fightin' zombies in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    The book is def worth reading, I read it 5 times. The movie is worth watching too. Is it great? depends on the person watching. I liked it, I thought it was good. Why take the word of someone that knows nothing about your likes and dislikes tell you what movies you should or shouldn't watch? Anyways **** it, don't watch it. I guess some people love being told what to do.
    Like most movies I will eventually see it, I just find it disparaging how much they gut books to make movies. His review wasn't really as much a review as a comparison between the two, and like I said the book sounded like it was worth reading.
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    Saw the trailer. Looked fancy with great graphics but just platform for Pitt to be doing some zombie killin'.

    Figured it would be like watching someone play some really neato video game. Sure the graphics are amazing and the carnage and special effects super cool. Lots of folks get chomped and the zombies apparently were each given "autonomy" to move around and do their thing on auto-pilot. Just chase the humans on the screen. Pretty neat.

    But a video game is boring to watch when someone else is playing and that's pretty much what it seems like this "movie" would be like watching.

    Things like plot, dialog, acting, interactions...like in a real move? Not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post

    But a video game is boring to watch when someone else is playing and that's pretty much what it seems like this "movie" would be like watching.

    Things like plot, dialog, acting, interactions...like in a real move? Not so much.
    Don't be so sure. If you know someone who has a PS3, you ought to watch someone play the game "Heavy Rain" from a few years ago or the recently released "Last of Us." I think you could find that you could fully immerse into a game like a movie, except that it is interactive where the players drive the plot.

    Also, the maker of Heavy Rain is releasing "Beyond: 2 Souls" at the end of the tear with Ellen Page and Willem DaFoe doing the voice acting. The lines between games and movies are going into a merging path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
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    Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier
    list of acceptable zombie apocalypse movies

    night of the living dead
    shawn of the dead
    zombieland
    dawn of the dead (2004)
    28 days later
    28 weeks later
    dead snow


    that is all


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    It's a fun Summer action/adventure/zombie movie. That's the best I can say about it. Like a good beach book. Long on entertainment, short on substance.
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