WORLD WAR Z (2013 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Stars ìììì

World War Z, when all is said and done, is the classic zombie movie. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, its realism and aggressive action make it the ultimate zombie movie. Brad Pitt plays the character Gerry excellently. Casting Agent Kate Dowd made fantastic choices with Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, and Pierfrancesco Favino. Director Marc Forster had a terrific script to work with thanks to the efforts of Screen Writers Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof.

Storyline

It begins with a ‘normal’ American family morning. Two girls run into the parent’s room and wake them. Dad Gerry (Brad Pitt) watches the news while making breakfast. Girls eat their breakfast. Dad gets stuck in rush hour traffic and plays a guessing game with his wife and girls while waiting for traffic to move. Moments later the normal morning turns abnormal as a fast car whizzes by and knocks the driver’s side mirror off Gerry’s car. This zombie story is off and running.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Marc Forster for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Graham King, Brad Simpson, David Elliston, Tim Headington, Marc Forster, Paul Schwake, and Dana Goldberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Karin Lane (Mireille Enos), Segen (Daniella Kertesz), Captain Speke (James Badge Dale), Jurgen Warmbrunn (Ludi Boeken), Parajumper (Matthew Fox), Thierry Umutoni (Fana Mokoena), Ex-CIA Agent (David Morse), Andrew Fassbach (Elyes Gabel), and W.H.O. Doctor (Peter Capaldi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an action packed thriller for all zombie movie fans and non-zombie movie fans. It’s the one to watch if you are getting ready to explore zombie movies.

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