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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerra mundial Z  »


Box Office


$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,411,834, 23 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$202,359,711, 15 October 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,007,876, 15 October 2013
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the Helicopter crash scene the buildings are the same as in the "Midnight Express" Turkish prison. "Midnight Express" was also shot in Malta, as were "World War Z" Israel scenes. 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 »


Gerry Lane: You're letting people in!
Jurgen Warmbrunn: Every person we save is one less zombie to fight.
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Crazy Credits

The ending Paramount logo is shown in the same dark blueish color from the opening logos. See more »


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The Most Marketable Movie Ever Made...

World War Z is a zombie outbreak movie that supposedly bases itself on the amazing book of the same name by Max Brooks. What this movie truly is, is a shamefully mediocre attempt to create a movie that appeals to the widest audience possible. Pee established fan base from the book? Check. Star power (this is Brad Pitt)? Check. Focuses on intensity rather than horror and gore to not alienate non zombie fans? Check. Safe, young PG 13 rating? Check. All the makings are here because this is what the big Hollywood studio wanted. Despite the fact this movie doesn't resemble the book at all, it appears that those attached to make this movie tried to make a decent movie such as the visually interesting director Marc Foster who wanted to make a movie with a message which would emulate the tone the book was going for. However, the big studio disliked this and demanded rewrites and re-shooting that damaged the relationship between the director and Brad and results in a quick, intense action movie that lacks the character development and messages it needed to be a truly memorable movie because almost every one of those scenes were cut so much to the point that central characters get barley any lines. While the action scenes are intense and enjoyable on their own and Marc foster adds style to the lack of substance but its just not enough to save this movie. While it is better than it had any right to be thanks to Marc, it needs more and it lacks in crucial substance. However from the reviews and box office reports it appears Hollwood has succeeded in creating a successful marketable movie that everyone will eat up and it will be too late when we all get the nasty aftertaste.....

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