In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
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 (email@example.com)
Marc Forster and J. Michael Straczynski clashed throughout the writing process. Forster wanted to focus on the action, which Straczynski felt detracted from the story's main themes; he was more interested in remaining faithful to the book, focusing on the characters and the global reaction to the Zombie Apocalypse. Straczynski was eventually fired and replaced with Matthew Michael Carnahan, who made the film an action-adventure focused on a UN field specialist named Gerry Lane, dropping the book's first-person accounts. Brad Pitt had already been cast as Gerry before any script was written; in fact, Pitt had read the book and obtained the rights to it, and approached Forster about a possible adaptation. See more »
Airbus A319 is a narrow-body aircraft with one between rows of seats, yet in the movie two corridors can be seen, making it a wide-body aircraft. See more »
[upon seeing cramped ship accommodations]
It's bigger than our apartment on 72nd.
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The ending Paramount logo is shown in the same dark blueish color from the opening logos. See more »
Unfaithful to the source but also underwhelming as a whole.
I liked the book. I watched this with an open mind that it may be
"altered" to be more entertaining as a movie.
Still thought it was way too far off from the book to even have the
name "World War Z". If they were going to change this much, there was
no need to use WWZ. To people who don't know the book, they won't care.
To those who do, they will be insulted by the movie. Isn't the whole
point of adapting a book to a movie, based on the fact that the book
was a success? Thus implying that a good portion of your target
audience are the book readers. So why intentionally slap the readers in
the face? It makes no sense when you watch this movie, since it
probably resembles 20% or less of the book's story, concept and
Even with the book differences, I could have lived with this movie
being a solid zombie movie if the movie was actually about zombies. The
"infected" may be fast and united, but the movie is pg-13 and that is
just baffling. How can you possibly expect to make a movie like this
and limit yourself with a pg-13 in an attempt to sell more tickets to
kids? That's pretty much trading quality for quantity...or "selling
It was hard enough to watch this and hardly see any resemblance of the
source material that was amazing, but then you are also limited to
pg-13 action and violence for a movie of this nature. There was almost
no blood, diluted violence, bad CGI and annoying "cut-away" action
scenes. Very disappointing.
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