World War Z

I saw World War Z on Thursday. Decided to go see it since we weren’t having a No Rest for the Wicked meeting that night. I should preface this by saying that I haven’t read the book (really must get around to doing that) so I can’t compare the two (unlike The Oatmeal).

World War Z PosterI quite liked it. It was a good film, but I didn’t feel like it actually did a lot. Brad Pitt ran around a lot avoiding nearly all contact with the zombies and apparently took a lot longer than I did to notice that the core of the plot. The ending left quite a bit to be asked for. It was less a film about zombies and the war against them than it was about how awesome Brad Pitt was and how much he cares about his family above resolving the zombie problem. It didn’t even approach any of the story I’d expect from a book based on that story or even from a serious zombie film.

All in all, I enjoyed it, but it didn’t really live up to my expectations.