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TRAILER: World War Z Starring Brad Pitt and a MILLION Zombies

Zombies! Brad Pitt! Zombies!

So, Mel Brooks’ kid, Max, wrote this book called World War Z. Everyone loved it, so they made it into a film. Film mags were happy to report that the filming was troubled, but that doesn’t keep this trailer from looking decent…despite the apparent downplay of the z-word.

Here’s the film description:

A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.

Now check out the trailer:

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7 Comments on TRAILER: World War Z Starring Brad Pitt and a MILLION Zombies

  1. Looks like a great zombie movie. Nothing to dow with World War Z the book, but still a great movie.

  2. How to go from a clever, artful new prose take on the zombie trope to a generic (if fun-looking) zombie flick in one step. Might be a great film, but the transparent cynicism of the producers in buying nothing but the name of Brooks’ novel and the attention of his readers, while happily jettisoning – as far as you can tell from this trailer – everything of consequence in the actual text is kind of … I don’t know.

    You could never in a million years get away with buying the rights to a hugely popular thriller, then slapping its name on a movie that actually bore no substantive resemblance to the original novel whatsoever, could you? How come they think no one will mind if they do it with World War Z? Maybe they think the material’s inherently disposable because it’s speculative fiction, or that no one in the audience will care so long as they get to see Brad Pitt in some groovy action scenes.

  3. Maria Stahl // November 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm //

    Decent? DECENT? Really? Fast zombie swarms? I think not.

  4. Fast zombies. Pretty, but utterly disappointing. That is now World War Z.

  5. Nick Sharps // November 10, 2012 at 8:22 am //

    This looks like complete and utter trash. This is not World War Z, and even if it went by a different name it would still look stupid as hell. I can deal with fast zombies. They aren’t in WWZ but whatever. But fast zombie waves? It looks so stupid. It looks like I Am Legend but with more crappy CGI on screen. It looks like a giant tentacle monster made out of human bodies. Something about the physics just isn’t right. I don’t know 100% what is wrong with the physics but I can tell just by looking at it that it isn’t natural. And then we have Brad Pitt (beatnik Pitt this time around with that ridiculous long hair) running around trying to prevent the zombie apocalypse that is already in motion? Gotcha. This would be stupid without tarnishing the Max Brooks name. As it is though? Whole new levels of idiocy.

    • I’m a HUGE fan of the novel and I totally agree. As soon as I saw Pitt in the car with his family at the beginning of the trailer I knew this movie was going to completely ruin a great concept. They have apparently taken what was an extremely smart zombie story and turned it into just another mindless action flick. And this just as The Walking Dead has found its bearings and has proven how awesome an uncompromising, unsentimental zombie story can be on the screen when it is done correctly.

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