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Old July 4 2013, 05:08 AM   #121
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Re: World War Z ratings/spoilers

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Since seeing WWZ and TWD S1 and S2 I've been thinking a lot about the "Zombie Apocalypse" when I look at people and I'm pretty much convinced the vast majority of the people I see every day wouldn't survive. I mean when you can barely go the the grocery store and buy food without making it the world's most difficult decision it'd be pretty hard to survive on one's own instincts and foraging for food on your own.
I know that I would be totally screwed in the event of an apocalypse - I'm in terrible shape, and my skill (computer programming) wouldn't be useful in the slightest. But you know what? I'm okay with that. I can be the distraction while everybody else runs.
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Old July 4 2013, 09:06 AM   #122
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For me what gives TWD an edge is the

I liked WWZ much more than I expected to, though I did find it ironic that I wasn’t allowed to see Pitt bludgeoning zombies' heads in in a 15 certificate film in the cinema, when I can see Andrew Lincoln do it on the telly!
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Old July 7 2013, 07:06 PM   #123
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Finally saw this, and geez, they weren't kidding about it turning into a completely different movie at the end! I can't remember the last time I've seen an ending that felt so completely cut off from the style and tone of the rest of the movie like that.

As for the movie overall, I thought it was OK. There were some genuinely intense moments here and there, and there was a freshness and originality to many of the action sequences (like at the South Korean airport or in the zombie-infested plane) that I really liked.

But the whole thing flies by so fast-- with zombie attacks that are so quick and bloodless-- that the movie never really has any real weight or impact. It never feels like this is really happening, but instead like you're just watching a shortened, videogame version of the events or something.
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Old July 8 2013, 02:04 AM   #124
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I'm re-reading the book now, and man I wish they'd taken more from the sequences of the book. You could just have had Brad Pitt's character stumbling through these events in real time on his search through the world.
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Old July 8 2013, 03:35 AM   #125
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Is there anything at all from the book in the movie?
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Old July 8 2013, 04:15 AM   #126
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Very, very little. None of the chapters are re-created in the movie, but some concepts carried over like Israel walling itself off. No mention of Yonkers or the South African plan. And the movie zombies are a fast moving herd, not slouchers.
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Old July 8 2013, 04:21 AM   #127
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^ I thought the book also allowed for fast zombies? Some slouch, some don't.
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Old July 8 2013, 06:33 AM   #128
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I can't recall if the book ever says that they can run, but it never says they are down right slow either.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:04 PM   #129
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I'm re-reading with that thought in mind, and they don't seem to be running but they don't directly say...
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Old July 8 2013, 02:37 PM   #130
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Spoke too soon. Z still held on this weekend in the US. Paramount may greenlight a sequel provided that Pitt signs on

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World War Z is holding on pretty well, with $18.2 million in its third weekend and a solid $158.7 million domestic cume. It’s sure to be Brad Pitt’s biggest domestic earner, surpassing the respective $183 million and $186 million grosses of Ocean’s 11 and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and it should flirt with $200 million domestic and $500 million worldwide by the end.
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Old July 15 2013, 03:54 PM   #131
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While neither film knocked it out of the park for Paramount like Man of Steel, I'm sure the studio is still happy with the overall totals for both Trek and Z. And of course they have a viable franchise in both.

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World War Z now has $177 million domestic and $423 million worldwide while Star Trek Into Darkness has $224 million domestic and $446.8 million worldwide.
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Old July 15 2013, 06:53 PM   #132
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That plot thread doesn't hold up under much scrutiny.
Most movies have plot elements that hold up under scrutiny. So I just go with it.
Exactly! I mean hell, this is a Star Trek board for crying out loud. If you can suspend disbelief on the existence of transporter technology then nothing else should be beyond it. Sure Zombies make no sense on many levels but if you can acheive the technology to disassemble and reassemble items on a molecular level . . . well . . . basically all your needs are now taken care of forever.
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Old July 15 2013, 07:04 PM   #133
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Sure Zombies make no sense on many levels but if you can acheive the technology to disassemble and reassemble items on a molecular level . . . well . . . basically all your needs are now taken care of forever.
Not to mention the fact that genetic augments have blood apparently that can bring people back from the dead.

I don't get how people can accept the plot of Trek XI and think that fast moving zombies with incredible levels of smell just stretches disbelief to the breaking point.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:03 AM   #134
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This was my reaction to everything that happened after Brad Pitt got on plane in Jerusalem:


Everything up to that point was a genuinely good thriller. I didn't mind the fast zombies and PG-13 rating and I knew that the movie has nothing in common with the book, apart from the name.

It's a wasted opportunity to make a really good global pandemic movie. I don't regret seeing it but I was disappointed by the movie.
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Old July 26 2013, 01:17 AM   #135
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I agree everything after Jerusalem things slid down hill... a bit, but hardly felt it was horrible. There were still some good moments there, particularly with the Jewish chick, the zombie version of William Fichtner and Pitt enjoying a cool, refreshing, Pepsi after getting his "camouflage" from the zombies. Overall, it's a movie I liked. (Saw it again this past weekend with another friend who wanted to see it.)

Plenty of mis-steps in it (zombie apocalypse and two guys are going for a rape in the dairy aisle?!) but overall I enjoyed it.
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