Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos
Runs: 116 minutes
Being a fan of all things supernatural, I was pretty happy when one of my movie buddies suggested we see World War Z.
“Didn’t think Brad Pitt would want to do a zombie movie,” I said.
“Zombie movie?” my friend said as if she had just stepped in dog poo.
“Is it about zombies? It looked really good in the previews, like 2012.”
“Ahhh. You thought it was a disaster movie,” I said, giving her an out.
We went and turns out it was a zombie disaster movie.
Movie Buddy thought it was just a disaster of a movie.
Too unbelievable, too far fetched, she reckoned.
“That’s pretty funny coming from a Twilight fan,” I said.
Twilight, she reckons, was more realistic because it’s a love story.
I begged to differ. The mundane explanation for the zombie effect, a pandemic, made World War Z more plausible than the stilted, angst-ridden teen-vampire romance.
And while I yawned through Twilight, my heart raced during Z’s thrilling scene upon heart-stopping scene of shuffling, blank-faced hordes of undead gorging their way across the planet.
Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, former United Nations crisis manager, the only one capable of finding a cure for the pandemic.
Leaving his wife (Mireille Enos), daughters and the boy they saved from a dire end on board an aircraft carrier, Gerry covers a lot of ground in his search for what, unfortunately, ends up being a ‘temporary solution’.
While the acting was above average, the special effects impressive and the action thrilling, I’m not sure my heart’s up for Z: the sequel.
Rating: 3.5 Hungry Zombies