Movie: World War Z
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena
Directed by: Marc Forster
God knows that the Hollywood film featuring a man on a mission to single-handedly save the world, has been done to death. There is however, an undeniable quality to 'World War Z' that makes it worth a watch and helps it stand apart from the countless apocalyptic films you've seen before.
What's it about?
When a zombie pandemic breaks out, retired UN investigations officer Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are offered sanctuary by the authorities in exchange for Gerry's services in helping find a cure. He is forced to agree as his refusal to do so will mean that his family is sent back to their home that has been laid waste to by the undead. Clues take Gerry globe-hopping and massive roadblocks turn up at the most unexpected moments, but Gerry plods on.
'World War Z' is not terribly innovative and some characters looked as expressionless as the invading undead. Fans of the book will be disappointed as the film is stripped clean of all the original source material's political comment. However, Brad Pitt makes for a humane hero. Sure, he's not the gun-toting, bada$$ sort of saviour who makes you want to hoot or go 'Oh yeah!', but you silently will him along every step of the way with a furrowed brow and on the edge of your seat. The plot twists also keep the movie at a steady running pace and the big budget sets (especially Jerusalem) make for some stunning scenes.
What to do?
'World War Z' packs in heaps of contagious energy that rubs off on the audience. Don't miss it.
in.com rating: 3.5/5
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