After Leonardo de Caprio’s Appian Way Production Company lost its’ bidding to Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, World War Z has begun.
Before we watched this film yesterday, I actually didn’t have time to check what this is all about. All I know is yeah “May word na WAR, so warlaloo ito, action, extreme violence to the “Z Level”. At first, I thought, parang this is going to be another futuristic film that will sit beside Star Wars and Oblivion thrones. Okay fine, si Brad Pitt naman eh. It won’t be a waste of time. Besides, 3D format. That means, there is something new with the effects.
|This is my ticket. Pardz' ticket is with him and he's not in the office today so, I didn't have photos of them together :)|
But when the lights turn off inside the cinema, and the film started to roll, my interest and attention were already in it. And until the post credit already rolling in the screen, I can still feel this emotion of HOPE and SURVIVAL.
Yes, the movie is all about HOPE and SURVIVAL. World War Z is not about superheroes with super powers. It’s about an ordinary individual with a zupper heart to zurvive the Zombie Apocalypse. It’s not about driving beautiful cars with beautiful ladies. It’s about the beauty of life of every human kind.
What I love the about the movie is that, aside from the fact that I love Zombies, World War Z has a different and very unexpected ending. Since 1932’s White Zombie was first shown, and tons of Zombie films followed, each of them has a similar ending, some will leave the apocalyptic place, and start a new life away from these undead. Some will end up killing “President Zombie”, and everything will just stop. Only World War Z justified that Zombie Apocalypse won’t be the “end of the world” for us. Although well, there maybe different races and tribes of zombies, with different method on how are we going to end their “lives”, but Brad Pitt portrayed and delivered a very convincing role of Gerry Lane by injecting a “camouflage” so that he will be “safe” from walkers. Also, that fast-pace of every scene is enjoyable and engaging. I cannot remember any scene that are dull or has downside moments.
All in all, It’s worth watching. So sad that we didn’t watch the film on its first day opening due to some bar commitments with friends a week ago. But hey, it’s not too late. You can still watch it in 2D or 3D format. And I assure you, you’re gonna love the part when Brad endorsed Pepsi in can. Reeeaall reaaal good.
Rotten Tomatoes: 67% Fresh
“It’s uneven and diverged from the source book, but World War Z still brings smart, fast moving thrills and a solid performance from Brad Pitt to the zombie genre.”
Rai’s Rating: 8.50 / 10.00
“An intelligent film with an intelligent conclusion.”