World War Z, have I ever told you how sick I am of zombies? I used to like them a lot actually and some zombie movies I still really enjoy and love to watch, but most recently its fallen into a cliche. No one takes zombies seriously anymore because we did them to death , everything had zombies, the zombie genre spread ironically it’s like a zombie plague infecting everything it could get its hands on be it games or movies , TV shows , books, lunch packs, cutlery, sneakers, comics and things that never had zombies in them to begin with, we just burnt them out, so now every time I hear zombie I immediately sigh and expect the same bland uninspired and commercialized garbage we get most of the time, so you can say that I wasn’t particularly excited for World War Z.
First of all, forget the book just do it , this movie has little to nothing at all to do with the book, there is a bit of influence regarding the universe but you’d be better off walking into this movie on a different mindset, our story follows Gerry Lane and it starts when the plague spreads into America. We get to see him do whatever is possible to survive with his family and we see just how this is affecting America, while I think it might have spread a bit to fast with these zombies I’m more inclined to believe the spread since they turn really fast 12 seconds to be precise they are fast on their feet and they don’t stop to eat they just infect mimicking an actual virus more than one time in the movie, I can definitely say that these parts are good, Ireally liked them because they were realistic people were actually helping each other and not just the usual robbers and pillagers you see in these kinds of scenarios , so safe to say it started out good.
So what ruined it ? The characters the absolute cardboard characters, it is really annoying how no effort when into to writing these people , hell I call them people but they aren’t, they are constructs created to serve whatever need the plot needs them to serve, I wasn’t watching Gerry Lane I was watching the family loving soldier because that’s is his whole personality , this is inexcusable, Okay ? Never does this man show any other traits of personality other than loving his family and doing everything to protect it , this is not a character description it’s a character motivation its a driving force behind why he does what he does, this guy is just the protagonist and he does everything you expect a protagonist to do, the wife is just the wife no character just acting like you expect a wife to act the children are just children the general actually has a bit more character since he goes through a lot to try and help his friend Gerry but we never really known why just because he got orders and because he made a promise again he exists as a quest giver for our protagonist, the scientists later on are not that bad but are still underdeveloped.
I also want to point out another thing, a little symbol that should never be attached to a zombie flick, PG-13….honestly ? You made a PG- 13 zombie movie, look I’m not saying that gore is necessary but come on these are fleshing eating creatures they’re contorting the human body in ways that would make a grown man shiver there are mountains of zombies climbing over themselves and not a single drop of blood or bones or brains or anything they just obscure it, this got a bit annoying because it takes realism out of a realist setting, otherwise there isn’t much to talk about here, it’s just a zombie movie that didn’t really leave much of an impact on me. I liked the worldwide feel and I think they got it right sometimes, the music is something I actually liked but they overused it , I thought the beginning credits were a bit weird , it does the now cliche news report. I like this because it conveys realism and that world wide scale but the information passed on to us isn’t really interesting or engaging at all, it just gets boring after a while, and come on…the stupid decisions for example the plane crashing scene in the trailers this is caused because Gerry and this military chick he picked up decided that you know what death by plane crash seems better than death by infection and they trow a grenade in a airplane…Okay why don’t you ask the nice pilots to hide out in the cock pit I’m pretty sure the zombies cant get that door open since they were never shown to have the intelligence to open a door especially a locked door like a cockpit , this is so easily solved with intelligence you know that thing that humans have.
I wont even spoil how they end the movie but it’s the most anticlimactic ending I’ve seen in a while, and it’s in the ending that the zombies really start getting well…Silly they are banging they’re heads on the wall clicking there teeth together which is suppose to be creepy and do this bug parallel thing they were trying to push throughout the movie but just comes of as parody material and we all laughed at it.
Overall, this movie leaves no impact on me, none at all, bland and uninteresting i have no reason why you should see this movie,at least don’t pay money for it , its not worth it.
Gunz final score: 6
Frank final score : 6.2
Felix final score : 5.5
Sheppard final score: 6.5
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