World War Z officially a train wreck

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by sojourner, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. stonester1

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    As I said, "suspension of disbelief", you either accept the idea or you don't. This particular line doesn't work for you.

    I don't have a problem with it. And to engage in "realism" arguments against it, when one could engage in any number of "technobabbleiean" rationals for it, to me, is unnecessary.

    You either accept this particular idea...or you don't.

    I do. You don't. It is that simple. No one else is required to measure this according to your own gauge.

    I would be ecstatic if this was the worst "problem" of this film, which it is plain it is not.
     
  2. Immolatus

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    I have one :drool:
     
  3. Venardhi

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    Congrats, you win the internet, moving on.
     
  4. Lost Periphery

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    Was there something shown to say this was not the case? Nothing on the scale seen in the trailer, but such things happens in stampedes. Like the one at Walmart on Black Friday.

    Have enough people . . .
     
  5. RJDiogenes

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    Yes, and consistency with the source material.

    Also verisimilitude. What works for Star Trek doesn't work for Firefly which doesn't work for The Avengers which doesn't work for World War Z. Venhardi's example of The Birds is exactly right.
     
  6. stonester1

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    Uh...I didn't realize we were fighting...but ok.
     
  7. stonester1

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    True. But there is also getting locked down so tight into a certain set of tropes that something can get stale and predictable.

    Again, I've no problem with fast stacking zombies, and I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of the audience that will see WWZ won't have a problem with it, either.

    The "problems" with this movie go far deeper, in that they seemingly have taken a great book and pretty much shat all over it, turning it into a big budget empty SFX spectacle. Something based on this book should be much more.

    That said, I'm a huge fan of the book and have no problems seeing zombies with those attributes adapted to the novel.

    If only that were the main issue.
     
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    Seeing Brad Pitt in one of those brainless action movies feels weird. How long has it been since he was in a truly awful movie? Ten years?
     
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    Who the hell is this Brad Pitt? Didn't he play some bit role in that movie about the shitty upstate NY city across the river from Albany in 2004? If so, I haven't seen him in a movie since.
     
  10. sojourner

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    I think I saw him in that chick flick where the two women drove off the cliff at the end.
     
  11. Venardhi

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    He played an emo vampire way before it was cool.
     
  12. Bob The Skutter

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    Are we talking about Bradley Pitts here?
     
  13. The Mirrorball Man

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    The correct answer was: "Eleven years, Mirrorball Man, since The Mexican, in fact. Wow, your estimation was quite accurate and you are surprisingly attractive".
     
  14. Bob The Skutter

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    Troy wasn't 11 years ago...
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    Too late, you had your shot. I won! :razz:
     
  16. Bob The Skutter

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    Yeah, but Troy was 8 years ago, so you were wrong.
     
  17. Gaith

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    :rommie: Well said.



    At this point, there've been so many goddamn zombie movies, memes, fads, costumes and etc. that I can't decide what's more unrealistic, zombies or the notion of a contemporary society without zombie lore. As good as the Dawn of the Dead remake was, every time the characters showed that they'd never even heard of the concept of reanimated corpses, my suspension of disbelief was utterly shattered.
     
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  18. The Mirrorball Man

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    Actually Troy was 3,200 years ago, so as wrong as I am, movie logic tells us that I'm right, ruggedly handsome and that I win the internet.
     
  19. Bob The Skutter

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    You do, indeed, win at internets.
     
  20. Lost Periphery

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    Mirorball, you have just seriously made me have a case of nose eggnog!
     

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