Movie Night: World War Z
September 22, 2013 4 Comments
Logline: 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.
IMDb Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/
Synopsis: (from IMDb) Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Since becoming hooked on THE WALKING DEAD, I’ve grown to like zombies and have watched just about anything that might have a living dead in it. Most of these are incredibly intense and graphic; two characteristics that keep me awake at night, but I can’t help myself. I’m addicted.
This movie is action-packed and intense right from the opening scenes. Five minutes into the movie and our hero and his family are already under attack from a fast growing zombie horde, and these are fast moving, fast changing zombies too. The incubation period is incredibly fast and they move at an almost superhuman speed. There are hints this plague has been building for some time. Secrecy gave it the chance to spread across the globe and reach a critical point where it becomes almost unstoppable. Almost. Our hero races around the planet barely staying ahead of the zombies, looking for the elusive ‘Patient Zero’, and stumbles across and anomaly; something that could very well be a weakness with the virus.
World War Z puts a new spin on the zombie apocalypse, taking it from the ‘absolute-end-of-the-world’ to ‘massive-pandemic-that’s-horrible-but-curable’. It left me on the edge of my seat, with intense scenes that kept me pacing in the other room until they were over. I’m still surprised I have nail polish on my nails.
5 out of 5