I wasn’t very excited about this show even when people around me were proclaiming how great it is cause, well, hello… zombies????? And it’s not a chick flick zombie movie, like ‘Warm Bodies‘. This is a through and through zombie movie. So yeah. But I’m glad I did agree to watch it with Mich and Boo Leong, cause it is a really great show. It’s really good. And seriously, I won’t mind watching it for a second or third time. 😉
I think the only person I really noticed in this show is Brad Pitt.Nope. As much as I think he’s good looking, I’m never a Pitt fan. But I gotta say he did a splendid job in this movie as Gerry Lane, a retired UN investigator, trying to protect his family and save the world at the same time. I guess being the father of 6 children in reality, 3 of which is his biological kids, helped in the intensity we see in him protecting his onscreen family in this movie. I think if a zombie apocalypse is to really happen, Mr. Pitt here will react in exactly the same way, with of course a couple of body guards in tow, since in reality, he is loaded. Lol. But yeah, there’s no doubt he’ll protect his family with everything he has if any of these were to happen in reality.
The show is mainly focused on Pitt’s character Gerry Lane alone, but it doesn’t make me roll my eyes like I did when I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where that entire show is focused on Hugh Jackman’s character alone. Unlike the X-Men Origins: Wolverine, World War Z does not feel like its revolving around Pitt, even though the focus is all on his character. So, I was thoroughly entertained throughout the movie.The thrill, the suspense, the drama and the slight touch of humour were balanced perfectly to make the movie a great watch. I definitely won’t hesitate to buy this movie so I can re-watch it, even though horror is not really my genre. 😉
And truth be told, I actually found this scarier than movies like Resident Evil, etc etc, because this seems more realistic. As in, you can easily imagine it really happening. I mean when I watch Resident Evil, I know it’s all fiction, but when I watch World War Z, watching nations turning into zombies, and see those zombies still looking like human, just that they’re rotting human, is really somewhat realistic. I guess sometimes, adding a small twist to the most common and simple things in life, is the scariest cause its relatable and imaginable. If you ask me, the scariest movies are the one that can fuel your imagination after you’re done watching the movie and is home alone. 😉
World War Z. Great show. Definitely worth the watch in the cinema. Definitely worth re-watching it as well. 😉