Bottom Line: An I AM LEGEND meets CONTAGION by way of ZERO DARK THIRTY hybrid that’ll thrust you head first in to the oncoming traffic of summer action flicks – but in a really good, militaristic, zombie munching way. Breakneck speeding its way outta the gates, it’s a mostly electrifyingly and almost always intensely white-knuckled, globe-hopping disaster flick that offers up plenty of effective thrills and chills – and Brad Pitt, once again, delivering the ‘I’m-a-really-good-actor-and-I-pick-really-interesting-projects’ goods.. It avoids much of the gore you’d probably expect from a movie of this ilk – and the ending might leave things a little too vaguely unresolved – but the rest is built on a foundation of smarts that’ll make most other big box office offerings look as dense and simple-minded as the blood seeking, teeth chattering zombies that inhabit this wild ride thriller. The intensely gripping and insanely paced beginning and middle more than make up for a not wholly satisfying finale…and ensure that you’ll get your just jumps from much of this exciting, edge-of-your-seat, undead journey. Chew on that!
Starring: Brad Pitt
Directed by: Marc Forster (QUANTUM OF SOLACE, THE KITE RUNNER, FINDING NEVERLAND and MONSTER’S BALL)
Running time: 115 minutes
Story: 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. (C) Paramount