Sound Off: Marc Forster's 'World War Z' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? A history of the zombie war. Finally in theaters is an adaptation of one of the best horror books ever written - World War Z by Max Brooks. Starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, Quantum of Solace), this World War Z movie follows U.N. special agent Gerry Lane as he travels a devastated world infected by "zombies." Besides Pitt, the cast includes Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Fana Mokoena. Is it any good? Does it even compare to the book? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on World War Z.
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To fuel the zombie rage, I finally saw World War Z just this week and it's a solid action thriller, but there's just not much to it. It's a very empty action movie, with some incredibly intense and thrilling zombie horror scenes but by the end it still feels like it's lacking something. I have a soft spot for Forster's directing, he's a visual master and always gets me with the way he presents his movies. The whole thing looks gorgeous and Pitt does a damn good job, but I almost wish there was more (and there obviously will be with sequels). If you're looking for epic CGI action there is plenty, but if you're looking for more than that, see Man of Steel.
What did you think of Forster's World War Z? Outstanding zombie movie or complete crap? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!