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Old June 23 2013, 03:13 AM   #16
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Yeah, the Israeli soldier chick did a really good job. I think Pitt had much better chemistry with her than he did with his wife.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:29 AM   #17
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I'm so glad I decided not to see this movie long ago. I loved the book and I hated the idea of it being changed into a Brad Pitt egofest, kind of like what Tom Cruise did to Mission Impossible. The man is completely overrated as a box office star and he's made like 40 movies with only about 8 being any good.

Although truth be told World War Z would make a much better HBO TV show.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:48 AM   #18
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Having read the book and watched the movie, I still wish the movie could have been more faithful to the book. It is sad that chapters like the battle of Yonkers, the French fighting the undead in the tunnels of Paris and the Indians blowing up the the last road to their redoubt to cut of the undead from the living and of course my favorite, the japanese otaku escaping from his high rise apartment by climbing down the balcony and encountering the undead along the way, are not in the movie.

But to be fair to Brad Pitt, he did a fairly good job. The Korean and Israelis acts were pretty good. I actually liked the last act which is not in the book.

The book is more suitable for a TV series. Each chapter in the book could have been made into an episode because of the different POV of each chapter.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:48 AM   #19
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Honestly, I don't think Brad Pitt does ego-trip movies nearly as badly as Tom Cruise does. He's actually pretty good in this, I mean it's not like in Tom Cruise movies where he's scaling buildings, kicking ass and riding motorcyles and racing cars and stuff. Brad Pitt pretty much just smooths through things like the slick SOB he is.
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Old June 23 2013, 06:58 AM   #20
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Saw it today, very, very disappointed.

It never made me care about the characters, was rooting for them all to die by end. Trailers contained every big action set piece, nothing new left over to see. Zero reason to be in 3D, unless you've never saw rain coming at you or dust drifting around. Made me realize how much I miss Walking Dead. I want my money refunded!

A big fat F from me.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:33 PM   #21
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So let me get this straight, the zombies in this film won't attack anyone who is terminally ill because it won't propagate the zombie virus. Since when are zombies that intelligent?!?

Or is the zombie virus ITSELF intelligent, and is using the zombie bodies as a kind of Borg collective?
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Old June 23 2013, 04:09 PM   #22
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So let me get this straight, the zombies in this film won't attack anyone who is terminally ill because it won't propagate the zombie virus.
What the what? Really?
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Old June 23 2013, 04:54 PM   #23
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
So let me get this straight, the zombies in this film won't attack anyone who is terminally ill because it won't propagate the zombie virus. Since when are zombies that intelligent?!?

Or is the zombie virus ITSELF intelligent, and is using the zombie bodies as a kind of Borg collective?
I assume it's not a conscious decision on their part, it's more of an automatic, survival instinct thing.
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Old June 23 2013, 05:02 PM   #24
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So let me get this straight, the zombies in this film won't attack anyone who is terminally ill because it won't propagate the zombie virus.
What the what? Really?
Yes. The scene in the trailer where all the zombies are streaming past the little bald kid in Jerusalem as he kneels to the ground; that was because the kid had cancer. They also go around an elderly man who had an unspecified illness as well.

That "camouflage" of having a deadly illness is what the whole last act of the film hinges upon, and is the surviving humans first really successful weapon against the zombies. It allows them to infect soldiers with a fatal but curable virus before sending them into combat against the zombies, essentially "cloaked." So, if this is a dealbreaker for you, you're going to be really disappointed by the last part of the film.

How the zombies or the virus are instantly able to diagnose that illness while they're streaming by someone at high speed is beyond me, but then, being zombified gives them all kinds of superpowers in this movie that normal humans don't have (other than the usual undead thing). They're able to instantly stack up like the little magnetic ball bearing sculptures, they seemingly run 50mph, they jump and lift things better than Olympic athletes on a cocktail of 'roids, they cooperate like an ant colony, and through the magic of being PG-13, even whilst being trampled by hundreds of their own kind in a tidal wave of zombies, they don't seem to get injured in the slightest. Not a crushed skull or ribcage to be found.

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Old June 23 2013, 05:23 PM   #25
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At this point it's looking rather likely that the 'virus' IS indeed some form of intelligence, a collective / possibly alien consciousness that is using the zombies as hosts.
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Old June 23 2013, 05:28 PM   #26
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There's no indication of anything like that in the film, and I highly doubt they'll go that way in the sequels. It's implied to just be a instinctual thing, which is silly, but whatever. I'd chalk it up to silly pseudoscience on the part of the writers before I start concluding that that was all part of an elaborate plan to show that the zombie virus is some kind of super-intelligent malevolent entity.
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Old June 23 2013, 05:34 PM   #27
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Guess there's still hope that the sequels actually will feature scenes and characters that were IN the book.
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Old June 23 2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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Well, that pretty much rips the heart out fo the book right there. In the book it was all about the long, slow fight to retake the world. There was no "magic answer" on how to fight the zombies. Of course, that's the corner the screen writers got themselves into when they gave the zombies all these super abilities.
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Old June 23 2013, 05:39 PM   #29
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I didn't know until just recently that Max Brooks (who wrote the novel) is Mel Brooks' son...
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Old June 23 2013, 05:45 PM   #30
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Yep, which makes you wonder, when is the broadway musical version coming?
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