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World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 21 June 2013 (USA)
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Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

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Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$190,000,000 (estimated)

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PHP 88,905,177 (Philippines) (23 June 2013)

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$202,359,711 (USA) (15 October 2013)
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Trivia

The Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate does indeed have a devil's advocate office to explore alternative assumptions and worst-case scenarios so intelligence assessments doesn't fall victim to "group think", but it is not called the 10th Man Doctrine. See more »

Goofs

When the grenade detonates in the Airbus, the plane suffers decompression and the pilots' oxygen masks drop, yet the aircraft is flying low (circa 3,000 feet) where the pressure would be equal inside and outside the aircraft so that the oxygen masks would not drop. See more »

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Gerry Lane: You're letting people in!
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Every person we save is one less zombie to fight.
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Zombie blockbuster for a generic audience
21 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't read the book so I'm not coming from viewing this as an adaptation but rather a stand-alone film. (From what I've heard it's pretty far from the original source anyway.) First off, a zombie film watered-down and free from blood and gore? That idea alone would lose a big slice (pun-intended) of hardcore fans in the audience. How does it hold your attention then? By stringing you along on the edge with tension and suspense from beginning to end. It does a pretty good job of maintaining this grip even without the standard horror elements of slasher flicks.

Brad Pitt easily slips into the role of a family man desperate to keep his family safe. It's not difficult to root for him and share in his urgency. His charm certainly makes up for and saves the movie from its flaws (and there are many!) not the least of which are its gaping plot holes and loose direction.

The audience in the theater seemed to have fun screaming along and allowing themselves to be entertained and toyed with. There are a handful of funny scenes (whether intentional or not). If you're willing to quit analyzing the movie like a critic, you'll probably start enjoying it.

After all, when did a zombie movie ever have to be "BELIEVABLE"?


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