Friday, June 21, 2013


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
Rated: R
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

1 comment:

Todd H said...

Not a huge fan of fast Zombies. I was at Seattle Comicon two years ago when this movie was just being developed. In the Max Brooks session (Author of the Book World War Z) someone asked him if he was afraid they would ruin his book. He replied, "How could they, I have already written it". He just wanted a good Zombie movie. They didn't ruin his book because aside from the title, there is nothing from his book in the movie except maybe a few lines from the Israel story ark.
Still a good zombie movie. Books better.