World War Z

Marc Forster + World War Z
Tuesday, September 27 th, 2016 at 00:09 am Dr. Joy Browne
Director (s):
Marc Forster
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, David Morse
Genre:
Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Theme:
Zombie Apocalypse

World War Z is a zombie movie, and I never thought I’d hear myself saying this about a zombie movie, but it’s actually pretty good. This is Brad Pitt’s production and other than David Morse, who has a brief shining moment, is the only actor that I really recognized. It was really smart to have the characters you’re not sure are going to survive or not be lesser known actors, because it really ups the ante. I do wish I had seen more of David Morse, as he’s terrific in this and I think he’s a wonderful underrated actor. This is a story of the Zombie Plague and they’re taking over the world. I guess the reason we fight them so strong is because it would be the extinction not only of the human race, but of Zombies, because when they run out of things to eat, they run out of things. The idea that this is a virus or a plague is probably a metaphor. Zombie movies are not exactly the thing that I think “oh goodie, I’ll go see that,” but this one is well directed, it was actually written by Mel Brooks’ son, even though it’s not funny at all, it’s really very suspenseful, it’s well shot, well acted, and thought provoking. The only real complaint I have with it, which is sort of a minor complaint, is if you have a plague, logistics are going to be an issue; including communication. In this one cell towers are all intact and airplanes are all intact, so it’s kind of a minor glitch, but you willingly suspend disbelief and it really is surprisingly fun if you’re into zombies. The first couple minutes are hard going, but stick with it and I think you’ll actually enjoy yourself. Three and a half stars.

Joy Meter