Sunday, June 23, 2013

World War Z

Director Marc Forster’s World War Z is a nail-biting thriller from beginning to end. 

The well-written screenplay by the writing team of Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof and J. Michael Straczynski moves smoothly through the harrowing events befalling humankind as an unknown virus turns people into zombies within seconds and the attempt by the film's hero Gerry Lane, played brilliantly by Brad Pitt, to determine its origin and an antidote or cure.

Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz backup Pitt with strong performances as his wife and aide, respectively.

Forster is superb at balancing action with thoughtful and moving scenes of realistic emotion, the latter highlighted by the scene where Lane tests his theory of what may thwart the zombies.  The movie is worth seeing for this alone.
I must warn you, however, that this film is not for the faint-hearted.  But, World War Z well deserves a 5 out of 5.


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