[Movie review] World War Z


Thanks to the kind folks from United International Pictures Singapore, I caught the premier of 2013’s zombie-flick World War Z yesterday starring Brad Pitt. If you’re a fan of zombie movies/games, or into pandemics and/or worldwide destruction, you cannot miss this movie!

Synopsis of the movie:

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

The 1 hour 55 min movie will leave you twitching and holding your breath in your seat while adrenaline pumps through you. I am not a fan of zombie movies, but thought that this was one of the more accomplished ones ever since Dawn of the Dead (2004).


I entered the cinema expecting the same range of destruction and adrenaline as Independence Day or even 2012, but was caught by surprise when this proved a tad more than that. The producers also did good by injecting shots of humour in the most awkward places to lighten the mood a little.

Just look at this zombie wall.

Just look at this zombie wall.

The only two grouses I had was the occasional shaky cam close ups, and also the fact that this being a zombie-themed movie, there could have been more gore to it. I guess it was also ironic that our dear PSI shot up to 290, leaving Singapore clouded in haze, exactly like the skies in the movie.

And if you must, World War Z felt like the start to more adventures that the world (and zombies) could offer. Perhaps we should look out for a sequel sometime soon.

World War Z opens in cinemas today (3D versions available).


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