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Old July 2 2013, 06:44 PM   #107
Locutus of Bored
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Re: World War Z ratings/spoilers

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I'll repeat what I said earlier. I wish more people would give this film a chance. For all films this summer the competition has been fierce though.
I did give the film a chance, and graded it on its own merits without comparison to the book (in which case it would have rated much lower, IMO) despite not liking that they used the source material almost solely as a means of generating name recognition and not as a template for the script. I would have been perfectly open to some of the obviously necessary for conversion to film format changes, as long as the general spirit of the novel remained. I gave it a B-, which seems to be roughly around the critical consensus, IIRC. It's not like I gave it a D or an F.
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'
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