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Old July 27 2013, 11:51 AM   #151
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When will they finally stop letting Lindelof screw shit up?
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Old July 27 2013, 12:06 PM   #152
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<<The original ending does make much more sense than Lindeloff's ending, but to have another zombie carnage/battle scene after Israel would indeed be just too much. >>

But it's "World War" Z. The point of the story is large scale zombie warfare.
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Old July 27 2013, 04:01 PM   #153
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^ Saved for the sequel.
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Old July 27 2013, 06:00 PM   #154
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When will they finally stop letting Lindelof screw shit up?
When Lindelof is dead, or the world ends, whichever comes first.
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Old July 27 2013, 08:23 PM   #155
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Eh, a sequel can always handwave away the camouflage if they want to - "the zombies adapted; time for a new strategy."
There's plenty of ways to go, the idea seemed to be to more use the camouflage for soldiers or people in battle (maybe in extreme circumstances people in isolated areas that couldn't be protected like the villagers we see during the coda.) But even with this "camouflage" there's still danger to civilians or people not "infected" and it's still possible the zombies could adapt to it or still pose some level of threat to even those camouflaged like getting caught up in "zombie crossfire." There's a direction they can go with it without writing it completely off or trying to retcon it away.
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Old July 27 2013, 11:18 PM   #156
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I like to think of the movie as the part we didn't get to see in the most recent version of I Am Legend.
Can't be.

- The source of the disease was known in IAL (a cancer cure based on a genetically engineered strain of the measles virus that mutated).

- The point of origin was known (Manhattan - hence all the efforts to contain it there that ultimately failed because the scanners were unreliable, as shown in the flashback).

- The virus killed 90% of the population of Earth by the disease outright, changed 9% in zombie/vampires, and the remaining 1% were immune but were still getting chomped on by the other 9%, so their numbers were extremely low (almost extinct) by the time the main story picks up.

- The zombies in WWZ have no severe (fatal if prolonged) allergy to sunlight.

The main thing both the movie adaptations of I Am Legend (the most recent one) and World War Z have in common are that they both profoundly missed the point and tone/style of the novels they were based on; and both had originally planned and filmed endings that were possibly better than what was shown onscreen (definitely better in IAL's case, IMO) but still not great, were somewhat closer in tone and point to the novels, and were cut because test audiences and/or the producers didn't like them.

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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.
I have no doubt shit like that would happen if humanity imploded.
That's exactly what happened in the Coliseum in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricaine Katrina, isn't it?
None that could be confirmed by police.

On September 11, New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass reported there were "no confirmed reports of any type of sexual assault."


Despite the reports that the Superdome had become Thunderdome, there were three confirmed deaths: two already sick elderly medical patients and one man by suicide, which among a sample of 20,000 people would not be unusual even in the best of times, much less after you became refugees housed in poor conditions after your city was flooded.

The people of New Orleans were treated extremely poorly in the media during and in the wake of Katrina based on rumors and flat out inaccurate reports. They treated the people like they became lawless thugs from a Mad Max movie who were shooting at rescue helicopters, raping and robbing left and right, painting people who were getting essential survival needs from stores that were already destroyed anyway as looters just looking to make a buck when they were trying to care for their families, friends, and neighbors who were struggling. It was a disgrace the way they were depicted, and unfortunately that negative depiction remains a popular one.
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Old July 27 2013, 11:31 PM   #157
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Oh I know all those details don't match, but WWZ tonally still feels like the part of IAL that took place in the year we didn't see.
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Old July 28 2013, 03:47 AM   #158
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When will they finally stop letting Lindelof screw shit up?
When Lindelof is dead, or the world ends, whichever comes first.
I was a huge Lost fan so I was really excited when I saw that Lindelof was moving up to blockbuster movies, but after seeing the reactions to the movies he's written, versus the quality of Once Upon a Time and the reaction to Bates Motel, I'm starting to wonder if he was the weak link in that chain. I've actually enjoyed the two Lindelof movies I've seen, Cowboys & Aliens, and STID, but I do seem to be in the minority in the case of C&A.
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Old July 28 2013, 08:44 AM   #159
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When will they finally stop letting Lindelof screw shit up?
When Lindelof is dead, or the world ends, whichever comes first.
I was a huge Lost fan so I was really excited when I saw that Lindelof was moving up to blockbuster movies, but after seeing the reactions to the movies he's written, versus the quality of Once Upon a Time and the reaction to Bates Motel, I'm starting to wonder if he was the weak link in that chain. I've actually enjoyed the two Lindelof movies I've seen, Cowboys & Aliens, and STID, but I do seem to be in the minority in the case of C&A.
You're not alone I liked C&A too. Sure, it had massive flaws but it was quite enjoyable. BTW I see nothing wrong with Lindelof, I loved Lost and STID.
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Old July 29 2013, 06:45 PM   #160
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I don't buy many Blue Ray's any more but this may be one worth owning. But I'm confused I already saw it in a IMAX theatre so how is this upgrading the experience?

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LOS ANGELES – JULY 29, 2013 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), along with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, today announced that due to overwhelming demand, the hit film World War Z starring Brad Pitt has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and will be released into select IMAX® theatres domestically for the first time for a one-week engagement beginning Aug. 2. World War Z has captivated audiences worldwide – grossing more than $460 million since its launch on June 21. The film has already played in select IMAX theatres internationally. World War Z revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
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Old September 10 2013, 10:42 AM   #161
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in Isreal, was it the whole country they built the wall around or was it just Jerusalem?
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Old September 10 2013, 11:06 AM   #162
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in Isreal, was it the whole country they built the wall around or was it just Jerusalem?
I don't think it was even that much, I think it was just over a large area in Jerusalem.
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Old September 10 2013, 11:07 AM   #163
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Just Jerusalem I believe.
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Old September 18 2013, 12:36 AM   #164
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Home Video release today. Blue-Ray copy comes with the Unrated cut of the movie on BD, the theatrical release on DVD and a Digital Copy. When I saw the movie in theaters it had a very "edited for TV feel." Like a lot of the action scenes and bloodier scenes weren't cut for time or for a softer rating but it actually felt like they were "there" but it was a TV-edit so they were removed. A sloppy edit, in other words.

Largely the BD cut bares this out as the UR version is more intense with more violent scenes of Zombie-Ridding.

A good movie I very much enjoyed.
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Old September 18 2013, 12:52 AM   #165
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^And yet it's still nowhere near as gory as The Walking Dead. I just got done watching it for the first time. Truly is teh sux compared to the book. Fast zombies that sound like f'ing alien creatures = not scary. The more traditional zombie scenario in the W.H.O. building was arguably the best part of the movie. All that being said however, I wouldn't mind a sequel.
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