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Old November 6 2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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World War Z officially a train wreck

Sorry, my search foo wasn't good enough to find the old thread.

io9.com has the first footage from the movie posted.

Yep, cgi zombies that run and behave like fluid when in large numbers. This movie is toast.
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Old November 6 2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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You can't have frozen slow zombies in a movie without getting artsy and non actiony, can you.

Does the movie even follow the book? I dont see how it would be possible as the book doesn't have a single narration other than the guy 'writing' the book.
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Old November 6 2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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I keep pronouncing "Z" the Canadian way in my head so hearing it spoken out loud as "Zee" sounds weird to me. I think World War "Zed" sounds better.
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Old November 6 2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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I keep pronouncing "Z" the Canadian way in my head so hearing it spoken out loud as "Zee" sounds weird to me. I think World War "Zed" sounds better.
Yeah, "World War Zee" sounds weird. Zed sounds better. I guess the idea is to have a play on "World War Three" though.
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Old November 6 2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's gotta rhyme with World War Three, otherwise why give it that name to begin with, instead of Zombie War or whatever.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:02 PM   #6
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Sorry, my search foo wasn't good enough to find the old thread.

io9.com has the first footage from the movie posted.

Yep, cgi zombies that run and behave like fluid when in large numbers. This movie is toast.
Yea, I'm good with either Fast Zombies as in Remake Dawn of the Dead or slow ones as in Original Dawn of the Dead, but, the ones in the Trailer appear that they could outrun The Flash, and that's just too much, IMHO.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Temis the Friendly Ghost wrote: View Post
Yeah, it's gotta rhyme with World War Three, otherwise why give it that name to begin with, instead of Zombie War or whatever.
Z and 2 being similar shapes and Z standing for Zombie makes sense.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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It's less that they're fast and more that they're... organized? I guess is the word I would use. They're moving like a swarm, and even creating a ladder of sorts out of themselves near the end of the trailer.

It's pretty terrible.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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Bottom line is - why pay to see this in the cinema when the incomparable Walking Dead is on tv?
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Old November 6 2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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They could still salvage this thing. Just retitle it "28 Months Later".
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Old November 6 2012, 10:27 PM   #11
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To me, the appeal of the book over all the zombie movies to date was that it gave a retrospective overview of the whole thing, without loosing that "in the trenches" aspect that makes things like 'The Walking Dead', 'Night of the Living Dead', '28 Days Later' etc. so engaging.

This movie should have been every great zombie movie that ever was all rolled into one, but instead it looks like a seriously watered down affair in a similar vein to a Roland Emmerich disaster movie. What a shame.

On the other hand maybe the story was always too big for a 2 hour movie to do any kind of justice. Perhaps the best format would have been an anthology style mini-series, with the interviewer as the only real constant.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:38 PM   #12
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To me, the appeal of the book over all the zombie movies to date was that it gave a retrospective overview of the whole thing, without loosing that "in the trenches" aspect that makes things like 'The Walking Dead', 'Night of the Living Dead', '28 Days Later' etc. so engaging.

This movie should have been every great zombie movie that ever was all rolled into one, but instead it looks like a seriously watered down affair in a similar vein to a Roland Emmerich disaster movie. What a shame.

On the other hand maybe the story was always too big for a 2 hour movie to do any kind of justice. Perhaps the best format would have been an anthology style mini-series, with the interviewer as the only real constant.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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I'll wait for a real trailer before I judge.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:50 PM   #14
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I'll wait for a real trailer before I judge.
First look, and it's over a minute long, isn't that considered a "Real Trailer" (not meant to be a smart-assed remark, I truly ask out of ignorance, if that's not considered a "Real Trailer"
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Old November 6 2012, 11:34 PM   #15
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Wow, that's just.... ugh. I think I'll just go and reread the book instead when the movie comes out.
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