Review by Joy Dembo, married with a 21 yr old son, 29 yr old daughter & a 9 mnth old grandson. Recruitment Response Handling Consultant and Freelance Copywriter, vegetarian and animal lover. Visit her blog.
World War Z is one of the best movies you are going to see this year! And, yes, I highly recommend that you see it!
It’s not just another Zombie movie, it’s not just another apocalyptic film, and it’s definitely not a horror movie! It could fall into the sci-fi genre, but whatever you want to classify it as, I have to classify it 9 out of 10, because it is that good.
Based on the novel of the same name, written by Max Brooks, the movie was directed by Marc Foster, and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt) is a retired United Nations investigator who is enjoying spending time with his family, when a weird zombie epidemic strikes Philadelphia whist they are stuck in traffic. Mayhem and Chaos ensue as more and more people are attacked by the Zombies and the infestation spreads, increasing the Zombie population.
Gerry and his wife Karin (played by Mireille Enos) and their daughters, eventually escape the city, and Gerry gets a call from a old friend and work colleague, Thierry Umutoni (Brilliantly played by South Africa’s own Fana Mokoena), telling him that he is sending a helicopter to rescue him and his family, and take them to a US Navy Vessel, docked off the coast of New York City.
On board Gerry is asked to assist a team of scientists and virologists find the source of the virus that caused the outbreak, so they can start working on a vaccine. Gerry is reluctant but knows this is the only way to keep his family safe and sound on board the ship.
The team sets out for a military base in Korea where the virus is believed to have originated. From there the action moves to Jerusalem, where it is believed the Mossad has established a Zombie free city behind high walls. Phew! So much action ensues, but Gerry and an Israeli soldier named Segen (Played by Daniella Kertesz), finally escape and work together to find the elusive cure for the Zombie pandemic, eventually finding their way to Cardiff in Wales…
You want to know what happens? Of course you do! So, go and see the movie, which releases tomorrow, Friday, 19 July 2013, and all will be revealed!
This a mammoth adventure, spanning the globe and featuring scenes the likes of which you have never seen before! Brilliantly filmed and acted, WWZ is going to be hailed as one of the classic movies of our time.
And, you will be oh so proud of Fana Mokoena!
Not for the little ones, but adults and teens will love this one.