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Once upon a time, zombies were hidden in the corners of low budget horror. Although there have always been vocal fans of this horror sub-genre, it has only been in recent years that zombies have proven themselves as a cultural force that won’t be ignored.
World War Z further proves this trend. It is an a-list Hollywood movie with a pretty massive budget. For that alone, it gives us cause to celebrate. It further legitimizes zombie movies, and the horror genre as a whole.
As for the movie itself, it is a fun ride. It isn’t a straight horror movie, instead playing up the drama and action angles of the storyline. So if you are only looking for a gory zombie feast you might want to look elsewhere.
Brad Pitt does a lovely job as a doting family man tasked with saving the world. There is an undercurrent of calm about his character, making him precise and thoughtful even as the world is crumbling.
There really isn’t a classic villain archetype. Instead we are introduced to a range of superbly human characters. That is the primary driving force of this movie: Our humanity. Our desire for life. Our need to protect those we care about.
Human error is one of the running themes of the movie. The idea that no matter how hard we try, how secure we feel, or how prepared we think we are – that we can be wrong and make mistakes.
World War Z is beautifully produced. All the parts (the music, effects, writing, etc) come together to create a believable take on the zombie apocalypse.