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World War Z – Quick Review



Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Theatrical Release Date: June 21, 2013
Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
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The Good

So good, it makes me want to read the book that it was based on.

The Bad

Some plot holes may leave you wondering what was cut from the book.

Bottom Line

Having not read the book, I can’t tell you if World War Z is a great movie. However, it is a very good movie that has made me want to read the book.

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Daddy, why are those angry people trying to bite us?

A bad movie destroys any interest you might have had in reading the book it was based on. A decent movie makes you curious about the book. A good movie makes you read the book. A great movie outshines the book.

Having not read the source material, I can’t tell you if World War Z (WWZ) is a great movie. However, I can tell you it is a very good movie and I’ll be reading the book in the near future.

World War Z boasts a (mostly) believable story, wonderful acting, likeable characters, and impressive cinematography. Its only real weaknesses were some understandable plot holes and fairly abrupt ending. Again, I need to read the book to find out if these plot holes are addressed and if the ending is at all extended.

I would go so far as to say that World War Z is the best zombie movie I’ve seen. Granted, it’s not a genre known for high quality competition, but WWZ also stands on its own as a fine thriller. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the film.

One last thing. Despite World War Z being a zombie movie, there’s very little blood and really no gore to speak of. This is definitely not The Walking Dead. In short, as long as your kids are mature enough to handle some extended tense situations and a few scares, you shouldn’t have a problem taking the family to see it.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.