There’s too many ‘end of the world’ movies coming out, and I don’t understand why people want the world to end so badly by coming up with every possible movie to show up just what ‘might’ happen in the real world. If there’s a movie that can sort of foreshadow the even that will bring the human race to its demise, then World War Z is not all that necessarily a farfetched idea and here’s why.
The world as we know it changes so drastically, and there are always new threats that worry the hell out of human beings into taking precautions to feeling safe. Prescription drugs to battle against new diseases are a popular choice to protect the human race, but when it works against you and diseases go viral (as they have before), then what’s stopping history from repeating itself? The Black Plague, the Spanish Flu, Genocide – all diseases that many claim to be man-made, and all of those examples have wiped out millions of people. This movie (although greatly Hollywood dramatized) is an example of what could happen if a serious outbreak got out and was able to spread faster than we could find the source – it’s pretty scary when you think about it.
Brad Pitt has had his share of blockbuster movies, but in this manner, it was never the case. Playing the role of Gerry who served as a former UN soldier, he put that past life behind him to be a family man (common story, right?), but if The Godfather 3 has taught us anything, “just when I get out, they pull me back in” never fails to sustain its relevance in life. There’s always something that breaks your inner peace with yourself, although this time it’s on a grander scale. In an instant, this movie because a thrilling puzzle of just what’s going on, how it all started, and how to finish it (without of course being nearly devoured by the undead and going through near-death experiences). This movie provided entertainment and doses of adrenaline that kept you in your seat trying to figure out what the next move would be, because you thought that the answers would come sooner rather than later.
The wild goose chase that was this movie was fun because I found myself getting into it, and like most movies that carry a heavy message of world health and sustaining life on the ‘liveable planet’, it makes you think “this could happen, and then what?” but at the same time, you understand that it’s all fiction. I like that they didn’t make Brad ‘over-act’ in this because you know how it gets sometimes with this end-of-the-world movies. I thought it served its purpose in providing entertainment where it needed to be and it gave us really the first true summer blockbuster to watch (Iron Man 3 technically came out in the Spring). I’d say to check this out in the theatre (say no to 3D), and definitely come prepared to jump a few times out of your seats (you’ll be startled, believe me). Enjoy the movie, but for now – this is my opinion, this is my review
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