it looks pretty crazy. actually reminded me of what red dawn would look like if it was remade properly
With all the talk on how the film will deviate from the book, I'm debating on whether or not to read the book before watching the movie. Plus Brad Pitt + Big Budget Science Fiction Movie ... I'm going to pretend nothing can go wrong!
it looks pretty crazy. actually reminded me of what red dawn would look like if it was remade properly
I'm gonna go watch the fuck out of this and just pretend it's not called World War Z because honestly if it wasn't called that everyone else would feel the same way. Shit looks pretty awesome.
Movie looks good, wish they would have left the name alone so someone could make an actual adaptation some day, the short separated storys would have made a great unique movie.
Read the book. I'm not exaggerating when I say - the only thing the movie seems to have in common with the book is... there are zombies in it. No, I'm really not kidding.
The more reshoots they've done and re-edits etc the further away from the source material it has gone. They seem to be almost bragging about making the zombies as fast as they have which is a 100% game changer alone.
As others have said, it might be a decent Zombie film. It just sucks they've ensured the film/mini-series we really wanted to see will now never be made.
The fantastically cast audio book version of World War Z will remain the definitive version.
That is why I like this forum. Good to know that the movie and the books only share the title in common. The book is worth the read though?
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It's a really fun read. I like to finish one of the individual stories and then just kind of sit back and day dream about it. Similar to how I might read a graphic novel. I end up cracking it open after I finish something really dense just because of how enjoyable and easy it is. Finished Malazan and WWZ was the perfect follow up for just mindless enjoyment. Probably have read it 7 or 8 times by now.
it's also cliche as fuck, but it is the cool kind of cliche.
(Ninja and samurai/contemporary notions of varying cultures and nations).
Book was great, movie looks interesting at least.
I'm excited the Zombie genre is getting some big budget/real actor recognition. I do however share the concerns of my fellow posters here though. That much CGI could spell disaster. I also am not a huge fan of fast moving zombies. Give me Romero zombies all day!
I'm going to need to forget the book in order to enjoy this. But, there hasnt been a great zombie movie in a while so here we go!
Just capitalizing on the hype that is zombies right now.
So do I, like I said I'm just going to pretend the title isn't World War Z and enjoy a crazy Zombie flick.
It still looks bad even as generic_zombie_movie_01. The CGI just looks like something right out of a SciFi original. And what the fuck is with the human pillar of zombies? Or the wave of them crashing in to the bus? Looks more like a Tyranid swarm to me than it does zombies.
I just ordered the book. The paperback was actually less expensive than the Kindle version o0
Yeah it doesn't look much like the book, but there are a few things:
- USS Saratoga (?)
- zombies in the ocean
- being forced to blow the bridge with hundreds of civilians on it to hold the zombies back (think that was in China?)
Would prefer a book adaption, but this doesn't look bad.
Yeah true. Ten year old cgi effects dont hold up very well on 1080p
We will see if it holds up to the original material.
I think this looks great. The Scene with Pitt and family in the Car as shit breaks out looks amazing.
Like others have said, if this was called "Beginning of the End" or some other crap name it would be buzzing with fanboy love. But the name really suckers some people. I think its fair criticism, but to jsut flat out shit on what could be a good film based solely on the name is silly.
Fast moving blob zombies? Would could be more terrifying? If Zombies learned how to tie themselves together to form Zombie Gundam.
To pretty much quote myself from an earlier post, what pisses us off about it all is that in doing that, they've ensured the World War Z we actually wanted to see on the big screen will either never happen or we'll have to wait for the rights to lapse in however many years. Yonkers alone was a battle I really wanted to see on the bigscreen and it simply can't be done with fast moving zombies.
2. Fast zombies isn't doing something different. Fast zombies are old hat by now. In fact, I think if you were to go through the entire zombie canon and stack all the fast zombie movies in one pile and all the slow zombie movies in another, you'd be shocked at just how few slow zombie movies there are. I think the trend has been that way for so long because there's an opinion in Hollywood generally that audiences (particularly horror audiences) are too dumb for a movie that actually evokes a sense of dread and so to fill the seats you have to resort to tricks (smash cuts and cheap violin trills designed to force the viewer to have a visceral experience that emulates fear). World War Z isn't a book about a plucky group of survivors making their way from fast-paced action scene to fast-paced action scene. World War Z is a book about the human experience of the end of the world. It's a book about the collapse of hope and human decency and its rebirth under very alien circumstances. Now that's not an easy thing to capture on film, but it's absolutely a movie I would rather see than this special effects eye-rape.
3. Huge hordes of fast moving zombies don't actually make much sense. If you can't get away from the zombie, you get eaten (and don't become a zombie). On the other hand if you have huge numbers of people who get bitten and then are able to get away, huge apocalyptic hordes make more sense.
I don t recognize the book.
the fuck you mean you haven't read the book yet?
I'll see it but seeing the fast paced zombies from the trailer disappointed me somewhat.
Book was phenomenal; because it puts it from different views you accept it more readily. It was haunting, because it put a zombie invasion in real terms. Most zombie flicks tend to have this very "Woah, isn't this fucking weird? tone to them, and while world war z did, but it was more in the vein of, "Isn't this fucking weird that this is essentially a crazy war that EVERYONE has to fight?"
One of my favorite parts from the book that I don't think we'll get to see:
The fast zombies always kind of frighten me; I'm sad they've veered away but seeing them climb up that boat caused a very raw, visceral reaction in me.
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Big fan of the book here. Pissed off they deviated so much from the book. It's sad that many of the stories and events from the book won't unfold the same way in the movie since the fast zombies change everything.
That being said, I will gladly wtch any zombie-related movies. So I'll go watch this, forgetting it's related to the book, and just see it as Brad Pitt vs Zombies.
I have not read the book yet but it sucks they seem to be turning this into a more typical zombie film. That being said I am always happy with a great zombie flick.
The book was pure Awesomeness. I also think the movie will be.
The Superbowl ad for this is awful. Awful in that it's awful while simultaneously downplaying the overall awful.
At the bar last night after this trailer my buddy leans over to me and in a low voice says "I don't want to sound like an asshole, but does the Z stand for something or is it like some Roman numeral?"
This is a guy that's pretty GD smart. It was awesome.
I'm reading this now. Sadly the book doesn't get into detail in about how they could have cleaned out California to start their big rebuilding/rearming phase. It had me consulting a map to puzzle out how the army sitting in the Rockies somehow makes the entire west coast into a safe zone. I conclude that they first kited all the zombies from washington through cali all the way south, then east, then back up north so they'd all get stuck on the eastern slopes with the rest of the horde. Otherwise they would have been stuck on a mountaintop surrounded on all sides with no food or ammo just like all of the other safe zones.
Just another thing that fast zombies would make impossible, I suppose.
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Oh come on you bunch of curmudgeons. I am happy that zombies are actually getting the big money, big star bonanza. It means that more and higher quality zombie movies will come out instead of the slew of horrid ones that are all over Netflix. Sure, this movie is not copying the book but it still means a better future for zombie flicks in my opinion. I would think that the people behind the book would want something closer to what they wrote done in the future and perhaps are using this movie as a cash cow. I actually think the book would be a better TV series on like HBO personally and not on the big screen at all. If World War Z makes a good amount of money the IP will be used again guaranteed and perhaps made even better than it would have had the true to book adaptation been made first.
I think you're way too optimistic. A movie starring Brad Pitt is pretty much the pinnacle this IP is going to reach anytime within the next decade or two. It *may* spur some bigger budget zombie movies, but I sort of think that THIS movie is a result of all the zombie hype, not this movie hyping more in the future. Zombie movies have been riding a high for quite some time now, and this is probably about the biggest it is going to get. And if it doesn't make half a billion dollars and/or gets panned in reviews, it might kill any other big budget attempts. No one knows, obviously, but to say that they are purposely riding this as a cash cow to make more seems pretty off-base to me.
I really want to see what JMS wrote for the original script. Moriarty from AICN got to see it and this is what he said.
This isn’t just a good adaptation of a difficult book... it’s a genre-defining piece of work that could well see us all arguing about whether or not a zombie movie qualifies as “Best Picture” material. The book is an oral history of the great zombie wars, compiled by a nameless editor as part of a government report. The book is all of his unfiltered data, since much of it was censored from the official report. That’s all the narrative that the book offered, but it was enough for JMS to use, and the result is much sadder than I would have expected. In the first five pages, we see GERRY LANE collecting stories, and the first two interviews are with a flight attendant and a border guard. Both manage to play as horror shock beats, but the way they’re told also sets the tone right away... JMS is after the human truth underneath the horror, and in a way, that makes it much, much harder to take. The world of the film reminds me of CHILDREN OF MEN on the page. Realistic but set in the near-future, in the aftermath of the zombie wars. We see a flashback to Gerry being given his assignment to write a report about “where the system worked, where it didn’t, how and in what ways the various organizational infrastructures failed.” It’s a politically shitty job because no one wants to know that they were responsible for anything that went wrong. Gerry’s hesitant because it’s going to take at least six months away from his family, just as the world is starting to right itself. He takes the job, and as he travels to his first interview, we see how hard travel has become. I hate going through airport security these days, but at least I don’t have to strip naked and subject myself to a blood test. Yet. JMS does a great job of etching the details of a world that has already faced its darkest moments and is now trying to put things back in order. His first stop is China, and right away, he can see that it’s not going to be an easy job. His first subject, Dr. Tsai, is supposed to be interviewed through a “translator,” despite the fact that he speaks flawless English. Tsai’s account of his first encounter with zombies at New Dachang is awful and horrific, and right away, it’s apparent that a combination of bureaucracy and military strategy is responsible for a sort of passive evil, and Tsai feels enormous guilt about it. He leads Gerry to his next interview, which leads him to his next, and one of the things that the script does so well is depict survivors who are starting to wonder if survival is a victory of any kind. There’s a story about black market organs that is just brutal, an off-the-record conversation with a CIA friend, and an insane beach sequence that I can’t wait to see on film. All in the first 50 pages.
What could have been...until some fuckin' money man said "NEEDS TO BE MORE BAY-LIKE!"
Kind of bummed it's through Brad Pitts company, means on some level he ok'd all this shit. He's the driving force behind it as far as I know.
I just finished reading the book, and to be honest, it seems like making a movie out of it was a pretty ridiculous task to begin with. It seems like it'd lend itself to more of a mini-series or something instead. Not a whole lot of reoccuring characters, just a story about the world.
I dont know. Follow around the interviewer and have it seem like a mock documentary. Flashbacks from the people he's interviewing. You could even force in some character interactions (military leaders from different countries or whatever) if that was thought to be necessary. I think it would have been perfect. The paragraph Ko Dokomo quotes up above sets it up nicely I think.
Aye, a HBO(or one of the other Pay TV Channels) series would have been the preferred way to bring this book to life. I wonder if there just wasn't any interest from them or the author just took the biggest money offer he got. 95% of authors do the latter which is a shame. Can't really blame them but if it was me I would care how my book is presented in movie form.
I have read this book three times. Once every year over the past three years. Every single time I have taken away something different from it. I attribute this mainly to the fact I have grown up a lot over the last three years. Needless to say, it's become one of my favorite books.
I am... excited? To see it made into a movie, because I tend to enjoy movies for their stories, not the stories they were based off of. But at the same time... this movie could have been so much better. I just dont know how they could pull it off.
New trailer out today.
I like that they've turned it into a fresh take on zombies (the swarm) but why the hell do you need to call it World War Z? People who haven't read the book don't know what the difference is and people who have read it (like me) will be pissed that it has strayed so far from the intent of the book.
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I'm very happy to have a big budget sequel to the Dawn of the Dead remake but I remain cautious. If some people here see it and like it and some of the reviewers I follow like it than sure but I'm not going to be in line day one for this.
Like I've said countless times...I'll go in pretending it's not called World War Z and enjoy the movie.
i'll see it just see what they plan on doing to stop millions of fast moving zombies that need to be taken out with a head shot I don't know of any scenario where the living win against running zombies.
Air-dispersed killing agent that only affects undead.
Indiana Jones razor blade trap.
Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Again go in pretending its called Brad Pitt vs. Zombies and it will probably end up being a decent popcorn flick
That new trailer, they're not even pretending it's WWZ any more.
It looks like it might be a decent film in it's own right, but damn... >.<
it could be okay, i guess. Hard to get too excited by a zombie movie thats not trying to be more than 'just another', though.
Not trying to be more then "just another" zombie movie?
Other than Zombies being in it....what about it screams it's like any other Zombie movie?
The only unique thing about the trailers is the presence of Brad Pitt. If you swapped him with Milla Jovovich and edited the title card you wouldn't know you weren't watching a trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution.
That being said what do you want? Super smart zombies who take over the space program and launch an invasion of Alpha Centauri? They are freaking zombies.
Isn't this one of the few if not the first Zombie flick that actually is attempting to show a world wide out break and what happens during it? I mean in the trailer itself you see what I assume are scenes in Africa, The Middle East, Russia, and the United States. For that alone I think this will be a decent watch. Getting the sense that the entire world is actually being wiped out. Other pictures tend towards localized outbreaks like 28 Days later and Sean of the Dead while others that talk about a world wide outbreak, like RE 1 and Zombieland, but still only showcase smaller areas for the most part.
I guess yeah, it's kind of the first full top notch CGI worldwide zombie apocalypse movie with the budget to show it, Roland Emmerich/Michael Bay catastrophic movies are mostly about aliens invasion/meteor/natural causes.
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And that is a huuuuuuge deal. When we see Brad Pitt in the lead and find out it was his production company that green lit this thing it says that this wasn't put together by people associated with shit, shitty adaptations, cash grabs, or schlock. That's the reason to be excited about this movie enough though it doesn't appear to have anything to do with the book. Brad Pitt and his production company. I hope it's really, really good. But as far this movie setting itself apart from the genre the only difference so far between this and everything else is that we've got a serious A list star that doesn't have a reputation for doing crap and a production company that doesn't have a reputation for making crap. With zombie subject matter that's almost a paradigm shift right there.
If you think that the trailer has demonstrated that this film has set itself apart from the genre in another way I do not agree. I see quite a bit of the Dawn of the Dead remake and quite a bit of RE Retribution in the trailer with some big budget disaster movie thrown on top. If it wasn't Brad Pitt and it wasn't Plan B than I would be positively chilly on this instead of just waiting a day or two for the reviews to come in.
Again, what the fuck are you looking for dude? It's a Zombie movie. This movie in its previews is lie nothing else that has been out there other then there are zombies in it.
That's like saying Superman movies are just like Batman movies...it's just a superhero saving people, they are all the same.
If you see this and see Resident Evil then the whole Resident Evil series was way the hell over your head. Resident Evil is about Alice and Umbrella. Zombies are a byproduct of that story line.
I feel like I need to remind you that this is your tangent started by you saying this -
It's like you don't get we are talking about just the trailers.
It's like you don't get you're wrong.
That's fine though, don't worry about it.
You are the one who wanted to know what about this film screams that it is just like every other zombie movie. The answer to that question is everything. Everything about this movie screams that is going to be just like every other zombie. The only thing that sets this film apart are the star and the people who made it.
All of which misses the point that this movie is in no way, shape, or form World War Z. AND was so bad they wouldn't release it without forcing Mr Pitt to go and reshoot a bunch of it. Really gives me faith, no really, it does.
I mean, to be completely fair, I don't think theres enough to say this movie will definitely be a flop yet. Being yet another rehashed zombie movie doesnt necessarily mean its gonna be bad. I just know I'm going to wait for the reviews before I touch this one myself.
Oh it's highly unlikely to flop (well, depending upon how much it cost to make of course) and I don't think anyone is saying that. Shitty movies make bank all the time.
Maybe dawn of the dead or 28 days later comes close. Besides the questionable cgi there has been no movie of this production value to date. That or I'm just setting myself up for disappointment.
I Am Legend had questionable CGI zombies and it was a fantastic movie. So at least it can be done.
Fantastic movie ? Lol
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i cried manly tears after watching I Am Legend. Because Will Smith got old and boring that day.
I am Legend was actually pretty good until the dog died. After that, the movie turned to total shit.
The Omega Man is campy as hell but conveys the whole point of that story a hell of a lot better than I Am Legend does. The alternate ending for Legend is certainly better than what they ended up going with but still doesn't redeem what was all around pretty awful. I enjoyed maybe the first 10 minutes and then after that was either bored or pissed off.
Hell, the Homega Man Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode was even better.
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The latest trailer looks great to me.
The things that made WWZ great was the focus on the overall world outbreak and how people were dealing with it. However, it also had alot of stupid parts. The biggest one was Yonkers. It was cool initially but the more you think about it, the more ridiculious it gets with slow zombies. Slow stupid zombies simply arent going to be able to outflank a modern army. Talking about "fighting the last war", hell, the military in Yonkers was fighting WW1 style. I don't believe it would have worked onscreen at all.
Seeing a world outbreak with fast zombies could be quite awesome. The helicopter being pulled down I thought was chilling in the trailer.
The number one thing I've found chilling in these trailers; the plane scene.
Being trapped on a plane with zombies would majorly suck.
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