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#1
The trailer has been released for World War Z.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk&feature=youtu.be

So, thoughts?

It doesn't look anything like the book, but the book wouldn't make a great movie to be honest. More suited for a TV show. Don't know why they didn't just make a TV show then. Looks like a kinda average zombie movie though. Except that they can totem stack or some shit now.

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#2
Another zombie apoc?

meh
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Looking forward to it
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#4
I don't like the way the zombies are shown in the trailer. There are hundreds running over each other and flying back like they have been hit with a cannon. Plus it looks like a great portion of the film is just CGI.

All in all, way too Hollywood.
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It doesn't look anything like the book, but the book wouldn't make a great movie to be honest.

Ya, the book wouldn't really translate to anything other than a book. Movies that spend ages in discussion of geopolitics and military tactics don't tend to do so well.


Movie looks shit, I hope they at least paid Max Brooks a lot of money to use the name.
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#6
Book had a lot of potential as a miniseries IMO, this movie is squandering it.


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Book had a lot of potential as a miniseries IMO, this movie is squandering it.

I would have really liked to see it done in a documentary style, with "reconstructed" footage and so on for some scenes. Would definitely have to be a series though.
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I would have really liked to see it done in a documentary style, with "reconstructed" footage and so on for some scenes. Would definitely have to be a series though.

Ooo I hadn't thought of that. I'm totally gonna steal that when I talk about this with IRL people.


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#10
Looks badass. Nice to see a zombie movie that understands the 'wall of flesh' thing.

The CGI is kind of lame though.
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#11
Looked somewhat "meh", but it's a zombie movie, so i'll watch it.
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I don't like the way the zombies are shown in the trailer. There are hundreds running over each other and flying back like they have been hit with a cannon. Plus it looks like a great portion of the film is just CGI.

All in all, way too Hollywood.


Maybe they should form a zombie union to prevent this kind of thing happening again.
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WWZ in name only.
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It would have worked better as a documentary style series. With the events some of the Interviews discuss being played out with him doing a voice over of the interview at times, interspersed by the interview itself at times.
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It would have worked better as a documentary style series. With the events some of the Interviews discuss being played out with him doing a voice over of the interview at times, interspersed by the interview itself at times.

Plus Max Brooks would have been in it, way better than Brad Pitt.
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#17
Well, I'm looking forward to it. To hell with the naysayers.
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Well, I'm looking forward to it. To hell with the naysayers.

I am too. But it looks like 28 Days Later in NYC.
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I am too. But it looks like 28 Days Later in NYC.

Yeah, except with CGI zombies instead of makeup zombies, and I don't remember seeing a film set on the first day of the epidemic. It should be interesting.
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#20
Since when did zombies do that....
I mean...do they actually like all pile on top of each other to climb walls?
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Since when did zombies do that....
I mean...do they actually like all pile on top of each other to climb walls?

You've never seen a zombie pile-on wall climb?

What rock have you been living under?
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Since when did zombies do that....
I mean...do they actually like all pile on top of each other to climb walls?


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Life, forever. One can barely walk down a common high street without seeing a column of zombies.

I have always enjoyed watching them try to climb the Eiffel Tower.
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#24
Looks not too bad. I don't think it will be as Awesome as the better zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later. Hopefully i'm wrong however
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Guess he cooks up new super meth and this starts the Zombie apocolyse?


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#27
To make it a faithful adaptation of the book they'd have to make it an hours long Ken Burns-style documentary.

For a movie, this looks pretty badass.
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#28
Complete tripe. I can't express my disdain for it (but I'll try). As a massive zombie enthusiast, this hurts my soul. The script went through several rewrites during pre-production, and they of course settled on the most generic Hollywood formula; one man (Brad Pitt) must save the world from the terrible infection pandemic. And the massive CGI swarms of zombies? It's fucking I Am Legend all over again. Oh, also, they have to be running, because it's not the fast-paced adrenaline rush that the masses require otherwise.

Once again, an example of a filmmaker who's looking to get a blockbuster hit, rather than create a great piece of work. The problem is, too many filmmakers don't seem to understand the difference.

I don't expect it to be a complete adaptation of the book. I find it would be difficult to make that transition, though it could still be done well. But this is just dirty brown water trash.

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This appears to both blow and suck at the same time.
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I mean blow and suck in their pejorative, not literal, sense.
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#33
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Just to add something else to the record, World War Z is a dreadful book.
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To make it a faithful adaptation of the book they'd have to make it an hours long Ken Burns-style documentary.

For a movie, this looks pretty badass.
I don't understand why you'd bother with the book at all then really.

Plus, the documentary format can add a lot to it. Sure some stuff would have to be cut, I can't see the shit about community watch going over well for example, but there would be scenes in that which would look absolutely incredible (man, picture the Battle of Yonkers rendered with a proper Hollywood budget), would have wonderful amounts of tension (the pilot on the run from Zombies) or emotion (The family early in the book emigrating to Israel), or horror (the beginning of the Pandemic, in China).

But not only do you get the eye candy at Yonkers or the emotional scenes of decimation in the Russian Military, you also get to keep what really set the book apart from the standard Zombie narrative: the huge amount of research that Brooks put in to it.

Obviously Yonkers is boring on film if it's just Max Brooks and some dude sitting in a chair talking about Military Strategy, but equally it's pointless if it's just a load of Michael Bay style explosions and scary zombies. What I'd really like to see is the footage of Yonkers done in a flashback or reconstruction style thing, but where you can still hear the strategy stuff overlaid on it.

The documentary form allows the best of both worlds for World War Z in film, it would be a pity to see it watered down so much as to be unrecognisable.
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I don't understand why you'd bother with the book at all then really.

Plus, the documentary format can add a lot to it. Sure some stuff would have to be cut, I can't see the shit about community watch going over well for example, but there would be scenes in that which would look absolutely incredible (man, picture the Battle of Yonkers rendered with a proper Hollywood budget), would have wonderful amounts of tension (the pilot on the run from Zombies) or emotion (The family early in the book emigrating to Israel), or horror (the beginning of the Pandemic, in China).

But not only do you get the eye candy at Yonkers or the emotional scenes of decimation in the Russian Military, you also get to keep what really set the book apart from the standard Zombie narrative: the huge amount of research that Brooks put in to it.

Obviously Yonkers is boring on film if it's just Max Brooks and some dude sitting in a chair talking about Military Strategy, but equally it's pointless if it's just a load of Michael Bay style explosions and scary zombies. What I'd really like to see is the footage of Yonkers done in a flashback or reconstruction style thing, but where you can still hear the strategy stuff overlaid on it.

The documentary form allows the best of both worlds for World War Z in film, it would be a pity to see it watered down so much as to be unrecognisable.

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#37
If they wanted to make a World War Z movie, should've done it just like District 9 was done.


Regardless, I think it will most likely be a good movie and I'm looking forward to it. But it isn't World War Z: The Movie, they just bought the name for the free publicity.


And to reiterate what Todd Hart said, the book really isn't that great. Sure, when I was 14 or 15 it was awesome. Now, years later? I probably couldn't make it through a quarter of it. Same with the survival guide, if it came out today I doubt I'd even give it a second glance.
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If they wanted to make a World War Z movie, should've done it just like District 9 was done.


Regardless, I think it will most likely be a good movie and I'm looking forward to it. But it isn't World War Z: The Movie, they just bought the name for the free publicity.


And to reiterate what Todd Hart said, the book really isn't that great. Sure, when I was 14 or 15 it was awesome. Now, years later? I probably couldn't make it through a quarter of it. Same with the survival guide, if it came out today I doubt I'd even give it a second glance.



but district 9 was terrible.


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#39
Looks like crap.

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No, it's pretty good. And the format is pretty much exactly right for WWZ.
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