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Rob’s Quick Review: World War Z

World War Z on Cinedraft.com
Letter Grade:
(?)

C
The Good:

Individual sections are interesting enough to be short films of their own.
Third act really helps the film, even if it can't fully save it.


The Bad:

Disjointed and lacking in narrative payoff.
Fast zombies aren't zombies.
The spread of a contagion that takes 12 seconds to "zombify" someone is epidemiologically dubious.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Marc Forster
Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof, J. Michael Straczynski
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Fana Mokoena, David Morse, Pierfrancesco Favino

Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images

Let me get this out there right from the beginning… Fast Zombies aren’t real zombies.

And World War Z is a horrible adaptation of Max Brooks’ book.

That being said, World War Z is better than it has any right to be, especially given its troubled production history. (The last third of the movie was completely scrapped and re-shot.) As pure survival horror/action it’s not horrible. (more…)








Summer Movie Preview: June

It’s time for the next installment of our summer movie preview, this time we look all the way into June, 2013. “Zombies”, and Monsters, and Shakespeare, oh my!

The Internship

Release Date: June 7th

Synopsis: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson get laid off and enter an internship program at Google where they must compete with younger, smarter interns for a job with the search giant. Also features Rose Byrne, B.J. Novak, Josh Gad, and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Date Night, and the Night at the Museum franchise).

Our Thoughts:

Rob: I have a feeling that, for better or worse, you’re going to get exactly what you expect out of this one.

Jennie: I hope this movie is funnier than the trailer suggests. Also, am I the only one who thinks it’s strange that the old guy in the wheelchair knows who Charles Xavier is but they don’t have any clue?

Dave: I got to imagine if you’re an old, bald, professor in a wheelchair, you hear the reference from time to time.

Dave: I think the trailer looks funny enough. I generally enjoy the combination of Vaughn and Wilson, but I foresee waiting to see this one on on DVD. Looks like it may be the type of movie that shows you the funniest stuff in the trailer…but i guess you never know.

Nicki: I love this team. They could read the phone book and make me laugh. Just the scene of “What? What?!” alone, makes me want to see it.

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