The story revolves around United Nations employee 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. (C) Paramount
I was not really sure to expect when I went to World War Z. I knew it was either going to be pretty good or really bad. I am happy to say that this was a great movie.
If you are a fan of zombie films, this is one of the better ones that has been made. I think a lot of people are going to go in thinking that this is a horror film. I would not categorize it as a horror film. It is more of a suspenseful thriller. I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie. There were a few moments that definitely made me jump. The first 20 minutes of the film are really intense. This movie’s plot is constantly moving forward to its very clever conclusion. I never felt like it was too long. This movie was the right length at just under 2 hours.
One thing that was really different from other zombie movies that I have seen is that normally it takes at least a few minutes for a person to become a zombie. In this film, it is almost instant. It just takes a few seconds. The zombies in this movie were very creepy. This movie was not as gory as I thought it would be for being a zombie film. The filmmakers were definitely aiming for a PG-13 rating instead of an R rating.
This movie definitely focuses mainly on Brad Pitt. He is in pretty much every scene. Everyone else really falls into the role of a supporting cast. No one else has a lot of screen time. Brad Pitt is really good in this film as a UN investigator searching for a cure for the zombie pandemic.
This movie is definitely an adult movie. I would not take young children to it. It is scary and not appropriate for them to see. It will probably give little kids nightmares.
I really liked World War Z and would watch it again.