Quick Hit Movie Review: “World War Z”

Photo Credit: Photo by Jaap Buitendijk – © 2013 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

If you take anxiety medication,‭ ‬then you better double your dose before seeing the new Marc Forster directed film‭ ‬“World War Z‭”‬.‭ ‬This film is nonstop action from start to finish and it‭ ‬is overwhelming to the senses.‭ ‬It all begins in Philadelphia with Gerry Lane‭ (‬Brad Pitt‭)‬,‭ ‬his wife Karin Lane‭ (‬Mireille Enos‭)‬,‭ ‬and their children‭ ‬who‭ ‬are‭ ‬going about their daily life.‭ ‬All of the sudden,‭ ‬the city‭ ‬is under attack by a strange virus that causes people to turn into zombies and cause terror and destruction throughout the world.‭ ‬Gerry and his family get sparred in exchange for Gerry tracking down the origin of the virus.

Most zombie movies give us a vision of zombies that are very dangerous but very slow,‭ ‬not‭ ‬“World War Z‭”‬.‭ ‬These zombies are nuts and are crazy fast with animal like strength and Gerry must try to find a cure for this virus before it infects and destroys the entire planet.‭ ‬I have never been so terrified by zombies before this film.

Not only were the zombies scary but what was really horrifying was the intense eerie realism.‭  ‬Not joking,‭ ‬you actually consider this as possibly happening while you are watching the film.‭ ‬Brad Pitt gives us a great performance,‭ ‬even though he is sporting a Jennifer Aniston circa‭ ‬1992‭ ‬haircut.‭ ‬We also get to see a scene with actor David Morse,‭ ‬whom which I spoke with earlier this year about the film.‭ ‬The computer graphics are a little‭ ‬overwhelming and you obviously can tell‭ ‬they are there,‭ ‬but who cares.‭ ‬One aspect of the film I really enjoyed was the fact that we really don‭’‬t know what was going to happen and how it was going to happen.‭ ‬I know that sounds stupid,‭ ‬but most movies like this have a defined mission and a predictable‭ ‬outcome‭;‬ we just don‭’‬t get that with‭ ‬“World War Z‭”‬.‭ ‬You have no idea the adventure you are about to be a part of.‭  ‬This is a fantastic terrifying story that thriller,‭ ‬and zombie,‭ ‬enthusiasts will enjoy.

Theater vs.‭ ‬Home Release:‭ ‬Check this one out in the Theater.