Directed By: Marc Foster
Screenplay By: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof
Story By: Matthew Michael Carnahan & J. Michael Straczynski
Based on: World War Z
by Max Brooks
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale & Matthew Fox
Former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane is caught in the up-rise of the Zombie apocalypse trying to run for his life and protect his family when the United Nations pulls himfrom retirement and into action to investigate the rise of the Zombie in an attempt to find patient zero and a cure.
Amazing movie. From beginning to end this movie was a non-stop ride that will keep you at the edge of your seat. There was a lot of uproar from fans of the novel as the movie is significantly different from the novel, but those worries can be pushed asode. Although the movie was not an exact duplicate of the novel itself, it was able to carry out it’s purpose which was to get you thinking and to be afraid.
Brat Pitt plays a family man, a retired United Nations investigator assigned to protect a Harvard scientist as they explore the origins of the “Zombie” virus. What made this moviegreat was the fact that even the characters could not take the notion of everyone being turned into zombie. But along side Pitt’s characters the viewers of the movie are thrown into the study of what is going on around them.
The mystery and the action of the film was one of the best parts of the movie. The action was non-stop and the character Gerry Lane starts off as an investigator and moves forwardtrying to get home, back to his wife and family. But as the plot thickens and his observations pass off, the astonishing discovery of what the cure is could lead to humanity’s doom or salvation.
This movie will keep you at the edge of your seat as watch Brad Pitt not only struggle for survival in the midst of war but also struggle to put the pieces together and find a cure for the Zombie pandemic. Amazing movie that revitalizes the Zombie genre and raises future expectations. ★★★★ (A+)