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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 5:21:52 PM PST
I have watched it about five times now. The first time I was kinda meh about it, but now I have to see the movie.

The book honestly couldn't hold my interest, so I'm not really that upset that it differs from the book.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 5:18:18 PM PST
I can't help it -- I keep going back and watching the World War Z trailer. I've watched it four times already this afternoon.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:33:01 AM PST
I know Resident Evil doesn't have the best story line out there but I think something could have been put together which is better than what they are doing. It just felt like they took what was a survival horror series and tried to make it more of an action flick than anything else. I groan at every fight sequence because it is just so overdone it makes me want to vomit. While are we punching and kicking zombies? How the hell did Alice launch herself through the church window on a motorcycle... Oh nevermind!

I realized the series had nothing when 3 ended with an army of Alice clones with super powers and the 4 opened with the army of Alice clones with super powers being killed off and Alice losing her super powers as well...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:28:45 AM PST
Ice King says:
Good point about Alice. She was pretty unecessary, they already had female characters they could have used, there was no need to make a new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:24:50 AM PST
The first two were okay but off in tone from the games and I didn't like how they added Alice in for no reason at all. The third film was everything fell apart I think and what potential they had was squandered.

Didn't think about the films when reading the article, I just try to forget about them... Always trying to forget...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:12:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 8:13:04 AM PST
Ice King says:
I liked the first two, but lost interest when they went the post-apocalyptic route.
But yeah, even if we don't like them that's what they were probably talking about when they said five installments.
Even though it's technically seven if you count the animated movies but those were direct to video.
And there's actually eight console games counting Code Veronica and Zero.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:06:49 AM PST
Those count?! But they're horrible! Even more so than the games now!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 8:01:34 AM PST
Ice King says:
Five movies though.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 7:56:24 AM PST
"And there is a market for zombie sagas if you go by the millions of viewers who tune in to The Walking Dead on AMC and the fact that Resident Evil now has five installments."

Guessing no research went into this quote considering Resident Evil 6 just released and they are saying there are only five installments...

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 7:18:10 AM PST
Here's another link that doesn't require quicktime:

Impressive; my favorite part of almost any movie like this is the build up, the realization... it looks like a masterful opening, showing the stuff that 28 Days Later and many others skip.
I read (and finished!) the book; it didn't leave much of an impression. Great title, though.
And dang, movies have gone from sleepwalking slave zombies to shambling brain-eating zombies to fast-moving zombies. I guess the next step in this evolution is a wave of cockroach-like horde zombies who can pile up like nanobots. That shot of them storming a wall reminds me of the bugs in Starship Troopers. A little too much, maybe?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 7:16:31 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I could see it happening. Film it documentary style following the reporter as he interviews survivors whose stories are told in flashback sequences. Unfortunately Brad Pitt decided to make it his next action movie vehicle.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 7:12:18 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I don't understand how this would work with a central character as the book World War Z was a collection of eyewitness reports told first hand to the author after the fact. Unless Brad Pitt is the author, I have to question why they even needed this license to make this movie?

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 6:49:25 AM PST



In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 6:34:20 AM PST
Meth Panther says:
I thought the book was dull at first, but it got way better in the second half. I would recommend finishing it.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 6:09:32 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Sounds like 28 Days Later with Brad Pitt instead of World War Z.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 5:43:07 AM PST
Ice King says:
Golly, that sure stinks (I guess the S word is getting messages deleted now).

I don't mind running zombies, and I can even live with living "zombies" and a hive mind, but if this is PG-13 I'm staying away.
It's bad enough we've had butchered versions of Die Hard, Terminator, and Aliens vs Predator, but zombie movies need the R rating. If they water this down to sell tickets to children it will make this just as forgettable as every other R rated movie that was neutered.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 5:42:42 AM PST
Chris... says:
Looks like the prequel to I am Legend.

I loved the book and I'm a little upset that the movie won't follow the format of the book, but just like the above mentioned I am Legend, that movie wasn't anything like the book at all either but it was still good. So I'm still excited about this one. Looks good.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 5:32:37 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
This looks nothing like the book but I don't see how they could really do a movie on just that. Hopefully it will be as cool as it looks.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 5:26:22 AM PST
Ice King says:
Yeah, that was pretty cool. I don't think I've ever seen that done before.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 11:50:19 PM PST
After looking into it more they are not really zombies at all, and I was kinda right about them being a hive mind. Plus it could be PG-13.

It's panic in the street in this exclusive new photo from next summer's World War Z, the most expensive zombie project in Hollywood history and the most focused effort to date by Brad Pitt (center) to add something new to his varied career: the first multi-film popcorn franchise that he can claim as his and his alone.
Pitt plays Gerald Lane, a United Nations researcher watching civilization teeter on collapse in the face of a rapacious army of rasping death. How can the relentless hordes be stopped? To answer that question, Lane accepts a mission that pulls him away from his family (Mireille Enos of AMC's now-terminated series The Killing plays his wife) and sends him on a global search for the plague's dark origins - and, yes, that fact-finding odyssey just might take three PG-13 films to complete, if World War Z gets a lively response at the box office.
First the $180 million project will have to overcome a bumpy production that already has vultures circling overhead. Filming began in summer of 2011 with an eye toward a release this holiday season, but as weeks became months the disagreements grew between director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) and producer-star Pitt. Earlier this year, the December release date was tossed out the window, and in the summer, the third act of Matthew Carnahan's script got the same sort of farewell fling. Despite the third act footage that was already in the can, Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof was brought in to write a new ending - both literally and figuratively - for the venture. Of course, the new scenes and re-shoots pushed the film costs up as well, putting more pressure on all involved...
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Insiders promise the new ending was worth the cost and they say the film still has plenty of the inventive spirit of the source material, the 2006 bestseller World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (who, by the way, is the writing offspring of Mel Brooks). And there is a market for zombie sagas if you go by the millions of viewers who tune in to The Walking Dead on AMC and the fact that Resident Evil now has five installments. But World War Z will also feel the hot Internet wrath of purist fans who are offended that the film's zombies might be better described as the running dead. That's because World War Z follows in the fleet footsteps of Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake in 2005 with its flouting of the shambling zombie tradition set down by George A. Romero's genre-sparking films, beginning with Night of the Living Dead in 1968.
Visual effects supervisor John Nelson (Iron Man) said World War Z's zombies lean more toward sci-fi transformation victims rather than supernatural resurrection subjects. That led to a lot of research into animal behavior, especially for creatures under the amok-time sway of predator appetite or spawning urge.
"They are like predatory animals that can't control themselves," Nelson said. "I worked with tigers [while shooting Gladiator], and if you watch them when a horse goes by they go batty, even if they know they can't reach it. When Zs see humans they do same thing, they activate. They launch themselves."
He went on to add: "There are a lot of things in nature we're mining as references. They move like birds or school of fish, too, in reactive formations, and it's not because they have a higher level of [shared] thinking or communication - it's about their nature and the fact that their instinct to infect is so basic, efficient, and overpowering. They will go through anything. If they lose both legs, they will walk on their hands. They lock in and they're like salmon going upstream or sperm swimming to be the first to egg."
Unlike most fresh-water fish or spermatozoa, the zombies in the movie are resourceful when it comes to helicopter attacks. At one point in the film, a surging crowd of Zs climb up and over each other to create a writhing, wobbling column of infected flesh. "Everyone has seen everything in this genre," Nelson said. "So of course we looked to try to find something new. And we have some."
Time will tell if the slow-moving production with fast-moving zombies finds a foothold in a crowded summer, but maybe Pitt and Paramount should look the challenges dead in the eye and wink at them - and one place to start is by resurrecting an especially fitting movie-poster motto from old Hollywood: "Run - don't walk - to theaters!"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 11:49:59 PM PST
Anthony says:
they are actually making a movie about that? i remember reading part of the book a few years back and it boring the hell out of me. one of the few times i didn't finish a book i was reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 11:35:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012, 11:42:41 PM PST
I did think that looked cool. I think the zombies are going to be like some sort of hive mind, maybe like out of The Last of Us.

I couldn't imagine having a flood of zombies coming at me like that.

From what I heard they are trying to make it into a trilogy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 11:30:05 PM PST
Nicos says:
I dug how they were basically a tidal wave of zombies tearing through stuff. It looked so crazy.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 6:39:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012, 6:43:46 PM PST
That was pretty crazy.

Not sure how I feel about the zombies being more agile and quick like they were in 28 Days Later and the Dawn of the Dead remake. The trailer did look really good though. Plus, I'm a big fan of Brad Pitt.

I also like how the movie shows the view from all over the world, it's not just in America, it's across the globe.
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