World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013)

June 20, 2013


World War Z is based on Max Brooks’ bestselling novel of the same name, a globe-trotting, multi-perspective document of a zombie apocalypse, rife with parables and satire. For the long-gestating film adaptation, the globe-trotting is at least retained but the story narrows its point of view and focuses in on former UN worker Gerry Lane (Pitt). Escaping an outbreak in Philadelphia (played by hot young star Glasgow), Gerry is forced to assist in finding a solution to the global pandemic, on the condition that his family be kept safe by the military. Cue trips to South Korea, Israel and Wales, among others, and a host of brief encounters with familiar faces in small parts heavy on exposition (Morse and Capaldi to name two)…

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