World War Z (2013) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2013
  • Genre:  Zombie
  • Cast and crew: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove
  • Director:  Marc Forster
  • Screenwriter:  Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Max Brooks, Michael Straczynski

World War Z (2013) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • Simina = 5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.0 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 6.6 / 10;

World War Z (2013) Synopsis:

A virus outbreak decimates the population who transform into zombie-like monsters. As the virus spreads, Gerry, who barely escaped the outbreak, will find himself dragged into a worldwide adventure to save the world.

 World War Z (2013) Review:

One of the most appropriate adjective to qualify World War Z would be “intense”. The action starts almost immediately and the film barely releases its grip on you throughout all 120min. The feeling of imminent apocalypse in the first half-hour of the film is really well suggested here and the scenes of complete chaos in the city are quite realistic. It really makes you wonder what you would do in such events and I could barely breathe before all family was safe.

The main problem of World War Z is that this really doesn’t last, and the film quickly turns into a soapy Hollywood super-production. The best way to put it is that, after the first 45minutes, the film is not so much horror anymore but more the stereotypical American superhero film. Bradd Pitt’s character is something like a UN soldier, but here seems to have more influence than any president could ever have. For no special reasons, officials and army generals around the world move mountains or sacrifice themselves to save him and his family. I found especially ridiculous how Brad Pitt suddenly figures out how to save the world and explains it to all the brilliant scientists who are like: “wow, that’s so clever, he is right, how come we didn’t think of that before?”.

The rest of the film was no different from a James Bond movie, with the good and the bad points of it. The all story is pretax for the hero to travel around the world and to generate huge fighting scenes…that’s the good. The bad is that all this makes the film extremely predictable.


All this Americanism was the main turn off for me since I was really expecting a great story. Instead, I got a no-brainer with muscles. Still, I cannot give this film less than 7/10 for it is a huge entertainment for whoever likes zombies. I would still recommend people to see it, especially if you have the chance to see it at the cinema…

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