World War Z

More like World War Zzz. While it contains some interesting ideas, World War Z may be the most boring zombie film I’ve ever seen. Credit that to the all-neutering power of a PG-13 rating. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane (ugh, that name), a father who travels the globe looking for a cure to the recent outbreak of zombies in order to protect his family. About those interesting concepts: the most intriguing one is the way the film represents zombies. They’re fast, and they turn quickly. The film’s third act, which was completely reshot (and is why the increasingly maligned Damon Lindelof has a screenwriting credit), also includes an interesting solution to the zombie problem. It’s too bad that the ideas are saddled into such a boring story.

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