World War Z (2013)

Directed by Marc Forster

Starring Brad Pitt







A former UN employee, played by Brad Pitt, is called back into action to help investigate and stop the zombie outbreak that is destroying he whole world.

Having not read the book I went into this film only knowing what I had seen in the trailers and little bits of information from people who have read it. I understand that the film is a take on the book and not a direct likeness. When I first saw the trailer, I was very unsure over the CGI zombies that were piling on top of each other however when watching the film it didn’t bother me. The CGI wasn’t heavily involved and when you got close up they were the normal zombies you would expect.

The film had parts that felt like a resident evil game, sneaking past a zombie and getting in and out of somewhere ASAP but without the real tension or care for the characters. The characters just didn’t have that connection with the audience that made you root for them.



Considering I thought I was going to dislike this film I actually enjoyed it and wasn’t a waste of my money. The film isn’t your typical zombie film and is less the gore fest that you would normally get. It is more of an understanding and beating the outbreak of the zombie virus and less of the kill to survive attitude.

I found the film enjoyable and so would recommend this as one to watch. I couldn’t possibly say how fans of the book would respond so would like to know what you thought.

TheFriedGold rating – 6.5/10 – Would have liked more gore



Film Fact

The film was supposed to be released in December 2012 but was pushed back to June 2013 to allow for the Christmas release of Jack Reacher