Monday, 31 October 2016

World War Z Review

World War Z

Release Date: 20th June 2013 - Australia 

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Skydance Productions (presents)
Hemisphere Media Capital (in association with)
GK Films (in association with)
Plan B Entertainment

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 116 minutes
                123 minutes 
                (unrated edition)

Budget: $190,000,000

Box Office Gross: $540,007,876

Plot Summary
Former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane is in a race against time to save both his family and world from a pandemic that is toppling governments and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Brad Pitt - Gerry Lane
Mirellie Enos - Karin Lane
Daniella Kertesz - Segen
James Badge Dale - Captain Speke
Ludi Boeken - Jurgen Warmbrunn
Matthew Fox - Parajumper
Fana Mokoena - Thierry Umutoni
David Morse - Ex-CIA Agent
Peter Capaldi - W.H.O. Doctor #1
Pierfrancesco Favino - W.H.O. Doctor #2
Ruth Negga - W.H.O. Doctor #3
Moritz Bleibtreu - W.H.O. Doctor #4
Elyes Gabel - Andrew Fassbach
Sterling Jerins - Constance Lane
Abigail Hargrove - Rachel Lane
Fabrizio Zacharee Guido - Tomas 

Executive Producer/Director -
Marc Forster
Based on Novel - Max Brooks
Story/Screenplay - Matthew Michael Carnahan
Story - J. Michael Straczynski
Screenplay - Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof
Executive Producers - Brad Simpson, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Paul Schwake, Graham King and Tim Headington
Producers - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce
Production Designer - Nigel Phelps
Costume Designer - Mayes C. Rubeo
Director of Photography - Ben Seresin
Second Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator (Uncredited) -
Simon Crane
Stunt Coordinators - Rob Inch and
Wade Eastwood (Uncredited)
Special Effects Supervisors - Neil Corbould
and David Watkins
Film Editors - Roger Barton and Matt Cheese
Music - Marco Beltrami

Hollywood may have faced some dark turns in the cinematic history like 2013 for instance as each film that was highly-anticipated by audiences suffered by a few and some poor choices in the storyline, take IRON MAN 3 (click here) for example. It hasn't completely recovered yet with some hit movies that weren't appealing enough to attract movie-goers such as WORLD WAR Z which was a slickly thrilling, entertaining and suspenseful movie that re-invents the realistic approach of a zombie movie. WORLD WAR Z may have had a huge turmoil during its production which rendered the film incoherent and messy.

Brad Pitt was a good choice and done the character justice, it was good to have an actor with such a high-profile and it was an extraordinary performance for him anyway. I would expect nothing less as Pitt is one of those consistent actors who always creates interesting and impacting characters. Many viewers of the movie were surprised that the British actor Peter Capaldi was in WORLD WAR Z as well, before moving on to play a different kind of doctor in the science fiction series DOCTOR WHO.

This movie will appeal to people in the mood for a zombie-themed action feature, but for die-hard critical zombie fans, I think they will see a lot in flaws in WORLD WAR Z especially in comparison to other zombie-movies who have managed to do what this movie has done but much better such as 28 WEEKS LATER and DAWN OF THE DEAD.

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie

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