Thursday, December 5, 2013

Movie Review: World War Z - 2013

Finally, a zombie movie showing hell breaking loose

IMDB For many years I've been waiting for a zombie movie showing the outbreak on a global scale. This is what "World War Z" does, and it deserves more appreciation for that. Instead, critics moan that it was like "28 Days Later" with more budget, missing the obvious difference between those movies even though the titles say it all.

For once, here is a zombie movie which shows more of the world wide consequences of the disease and which does not play in a post-apocalyptic setting but which focuses on the outbreak itself, right from the beginning. This is hell breaking loose, not just some traumatized survivors walking around in an already destroyed world.
I also could not care less whether the movie was true to the novel. Nor did I miss gore. Why would a zombie movie always have to be super gory? After all, "Aliens" was more of an action thriller than a horror movie, too.

What I didn't like though was the science. This movie had the potential to give you the feeling that this could actually happen, but the science was just too awkward for that. Still, I found it very entertaining, and it has a couple of very memorable scenes. I hope there will be a sequel.

And, finally, this movie breaks with the silly zombie-movie gimmick of calling zombies anything but "zombies". Kudos to that!

Rating: 7 out of 10 hyperactive corpses.