World War Z

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  1. Area 51

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    Ahh....what the hell did I just watch?

    Zombie tsunami? It's as if they took a wave of water, cgi'd in people, and kept the fluid dynamics.....

    Looks weird, like the sentinels attacking Zion in Matrix 3...a swarm/wave. Maybe I took the wrong pill?:D


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    Wow that looked awesome.
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    Well now. I had no intention of seeing it - couldn't see how they'd make something out of the book I would like - but this looks different enough that it's in the realm of possibility again.
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    I would have never guessed it was World War Z if it weren't for the thread title. That looks sweet.


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    Zombies? I'm in.
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    The ad that popped up at the end of the trailer was for advanced degrees in counter terrorism from American Military University. Can we minor in anti-zombie terrorism?
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    Looks like they completely abandoned the book which was all done post the events via interviews from key players involved. I figured it would be done through flashbacks.
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    Did my share of chasing terrorists, not sure about the Zombie kind though.
    Unless it was more like Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead.
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    Any thoughts? Was it any good?
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    I really enjoyed it but I'm a zombie fan. I don't hold the genre up to the same standards as other genres. It's fast paced. If you read the book, it basically starts with the Great Panic.
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    I read that there are zombie preparedness courses at some schools now. They are more survival classes with a fun little twist.

    I was actually thinking the other day how a survival class or two should be a requirement to get a high school diploma.
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    I taught an honors seminar on zombies and international politics a couple of years ago. It was fun, though I would not want to do it regularly.
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    I really enjoyed this zombie movie and put it up there with 28 Days Later as one of my favorites. When you start to think about the idiocy of his trekking across across the world to not really discover all that much that he couldn't have discovered by staying stateside the movie falls apart a bit, but the fast and furious non-stop action does a good job at covering up the flaws.
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    I think they used that as a vehicle to try to be similar to the book and tell as many stories as they could.

    They have already announced a second film and rumors to make it a trilogy to cover more of the book.
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    OK ... This is going to need at least a course description, syllabus, reading list or photos of class dress up day.
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    Saw it. Didn't go in expecting much, but came out thoroughly entertained. I thought it was paced extremely well, decently acted and the plot/script was solid enough.

    Two thumbs up.

    Now I want to read the book, even though I realize it is much different than the film.
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    Is it frenetic mayhem porn?
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    I hated the movie. HATED IT. Hate it with a passion. I haven't been this disappointed in a movie so much since I don't know when. And I don't get the love either. I haven't been so baffled by the love for a movie since The Producers.

    Did people really like those crazy fast zombies? They were terrible. I hated this movie.
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    At times. There are periods of calm before the storm scenes.
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    This.

    For a guy who was smart enough to be able to solve the zombie crisis, wouldn't it have been rational for him to hold up a sign to the camera that said "If this is the virus I should inject myself with, ring the phone once" and then gone through each virus? The character was way too inconsistent.

    I thought it was poorly done, complete with cookie cutter stock characters, anti-climactic "action" scenes, and way too much shaky cam in the dark. I'm usually ok with that effect but it was abused in this one to where you could hardly tell what was going on.
  21. Rafael Hernandez

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    This x1000

    The scene in Korea was a disgrace. I remember this movie Cave Dwellers from MST3K, where they are so cheap they fight with "invisible" soldiers in a cave so they don't have to pay or create warriors. That scene reminded me of that movie. You couldn't see anything at all. The Zombies, the plane, the soldiers etc. It was just a total mess. Then again the scenes of Israel where the same terrible as just this tsunami of bad cgi zombies that looked totally fake. I hated the zombies.
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    I wonder why they didn't just do the book?
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    Well, that's the 64 Thousand Dollar Question, innit?

    I dunno, I wasn't expecting much, and little was delivered. I guess I don't like fast zombies. Seems to me the "horror" of zombies is the reflection that these were once people, and now they're not. I think the inexorable buildup from outrunning slow zombies, even as they increase in numbers and never tire, is far more compelling than racing as fast as you can without time to think or reflection. And since this is Hollywood in the 21st Century, fast zombies have to be faster than ever. Transforming in 12 seconds seems ludicrous to me, and I actually like the genre.

    I did like how they "solved" zombie attacks. Just be deathly ill and they'll leave you alone. I can live with this conceit, and I wonder why I never thought of it before. It's obviously the reason why zombies don't attack each other and conveniently rid the world of themselves.

    For anyone who's read the book, is this "cure" part of the book? Same with the idea that the North Koreans could pull the teeth of everyone in the country or that the Israelis would have a 10th man who could get a wall built? That would make the book worth reading...
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    The cure isn't in the book. The teeth pulling isn't in the book. The Israeli wall is in the book but it doesn't go down like the movie.
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    This x100.

    I don't like fast zombies but I can at least tolerate if done well like in the Dawn of the Dead remake, where they are fast but in human terms. But this stuff that suddenly turn people into Sonic the Hedgehog zombies, f--kin suck. The whole CGI ruins thing into thinking they can make this scenes, which totally ruins it since they have no weight or reality. I hope this doesn't become the norm in zombie movies.

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