Movie Night: World War Z

world-war-z-movie-posterLogline: 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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Rating: 14

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 (


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


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to Movie Night: World War Z

  1. Renee says:

    I read the book first, and really didn’t like it, so I was worried about how the movie would turn out. I love their interpretation of it. The zombies were disturbing, as zombies should be. 🙂

    • I knew it was a book, and now I’m curious as to know what it was like. How much changed or was omitted from the original story. Yeah, those things were nastier than the Walking Dead zombies. 😀

  2. I’ve also read the book and loved it. And I loved the movie as well. I knew from the format of the book that it wouldn’t make for a seamless move onto the screen but it didn’t seem to matter. I started looking at it as a complimentary piece as opposed to a direct adaptation. And I will say this – the clicking of their teeth still keeps me up at night, sending chills down my spine.

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