world war z

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I really enjoyed the book and, while I know the film bears little resemblance to it, I will still watch the film... In terms of Box Office, it's had a very strong opening weekend. Critically, it's had a fairly warm reception. Besides, I quite enjoy summer blockbuster nonsense.

 

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Yeah I heard the book is good,,

The film has little glimpses of what am interesting film it could have been, which is even more annoying.

 

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Some of my colleagues went to see it last night. They all really enjoyed it! They said it was more of a thriller than a horror - with some moments of real suspense.

 

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I saw it last night, and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a much more intelligent film than any other zombie flick I've seen. It was coming in more from a global pandemic/eco parable kind of direction. It relied more on a constantly sustained sense of suspense, than gratuitous flesh-eating, which let's face it, we've seen before, many times. It was beautifully shot, showing off its collossal budget, and the acting was, whilst not in any way oscar-winning, completely fine - no weaknesses. I was honestly riveted from start to finish.

I think the luke-warm reception probably has more to do with the fact that it was Brad Pitt's project, cost an inordinate amount, and had such well-publicised problems (re-writes etc), and that it deviated a lot from the book, which is always guaranteed to raise the hackles of the purists. I think a lot of reviewers decided in advance that they were going to rubbish it, or get hung up on comparing it to other films/the book, etc, rather than just approaching it with an open mind, and taking it for what it is. It's not really a 'horror' film, but a very dark and interesting work nonetheless, not particularly following in the foosteps of any other zombie films. And yes, I loved 28 days later, but I don't see appreciation of the two as mutually incompatible. I don't know that I'm especially easily pleased, but I was totally entertained, and geniunely left the cinema feeling jumpy.

 

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Hahaa, this made me chuckle. I suppose I should warn of possible spoilers if like me you haven't seen the film yet.

[video=youtube_share;I2cS5Fv5xIQ]

BWAAAS :D

 

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The book was a really good read and imo an impossible book to film for your everyday audience to much shifting around

The film was ok loved the Jerusalem scene and would love to watch again on a nice av setup

 

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