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World War Z Movie Trailer: These Zombies are Fast but Brad Pitt is Faster Posted at 8:17 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Seems like there has been a lot of negative talk about this film. I suppose anytime you have re-shoots and revisions and you miss your opening date you’re going to get a lot of haters but the trailer looks pretty cool. The zombies are OMG fast and they swarm over each other like ants which is really terrifying to think about. I mean, damn! I’ve been ready for the slow zombie apocalypse for years but I doubt my preparations are enough to handle that!

What do you think?  Have you read World War Z by Max Brooks?  Does the trailer look like the book at all?  It’s been tagged as read 39 times and has garnered a sold 4 star average from 24 ratings here on WWEnd.  Are you concerned that Hollywood has screwed the pooch again?

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2 Comments

Jeremy F   |   09 Nov 2012 @ 10:27

Hmm. Looks like the movie will follow one particular story more closely whereas the book jumped viewpoints quite frequently. I loved about the book that there was such a realistic fear and what seemed to me a very realistic (at times) conception of where and how society might break down and how pockets of civilization might try to combat the threat. It looks like the movie will capture the intensity of the battles but re: the emotional intensity and the complexity of detail of Brooks’ imagined apocalypse, it is hard to tell from this trailer. I am definitely excited, but will probably also want to re-read this one before heading to the theater.

Thanks for sharing!

Allie   |   10 Nov 2012 @ 14:47

Thanks for sharing the trailer! I don’t think the trailer really looks like the book. I think that if a director really wanted to make a film out of World War Z, they would need to go for vignettes with different actors (kind of like Paris, Je T’aime). It seems to me like this story is going to be built on a single narrative featuring Brad Pitt fighting zombies, which is quite a different story. I’m definitely going to watch it, but I’m trying to be prepared to meet the movie on its own merits, as a film that is as closely related to Max Brooks’s “World War Z” as Will Smith’s “I,Robot” is to Asimov’s. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong, or maybe it will be a very good film that stands on its own apart from the novel. I’ll wait and see!

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