World War Z Cinema Review

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    1. The News Bot

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      As the world erupts into chaos when a zombie plague spreads like wildfire right the way across it, one man is tasked with seeking out a means of combating the mysterious virus that has caused it. Globe-trotting through various hot spots - from the US to India to Israel to Wales - former UN trouble-shooter, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), must push himself through a veritable hell on Earth in order to save humanity from the apocalypse of World War Z.

      Taking only the premise and a couple of vaguely recognisable scenarios from Max Brooks' bestselling chronicle of the socio-politica,, religio-militaristic ramifications of mankind attempting to thwart the end of the world, director Marc Forster's resulting big budget zombie epic is exciting, action-packed and bolstered with some truly stunning imagery ... but, ultimately, it is watered-down, restrained and emotionally stunted.

      And, given the scale of the subject matter, all done and dusted far too quickly and...

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    2. KiLLiNG-TiME

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      I couldn't agree more with the review, what a hollow experience no matter how good some of it looked.
       
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    3. Chris McEneany

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      I take it you mean you couldn't agree "more" with the review?

      But yeah ... some spectacular images but altogether too tepid and ill-conceived to bring home the bacon. I would love to see the original third act, though.

      I am going to go more in-depth with a review of Beltrami's excellent score!

      Cheers dude

      Chris McEneany
       
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      Oops yes corrected now sorry :facepalm: If the original third act is on the blu I may well invest in a look see.
       

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