“It’s not what you say but how you say it.”Cliché, but never more true than here in WWZ.
The story is not complicated: zombies take over the world and Brad Pitt is obliged to save the day. The assault of zombie movies over the past few years has been such an onslaught that by default the genre itself now gives me an automatic feeling of “I don’t care.” World War Zis very much another zombie film, but a damn exciting one. Even the script’s description for becoming a zombie, turning Zeke, is subtlety refreshing.
The exotic set designs of the adventurous locales are the highlights of the film. First an adrenaline pumped escape from an infested Philadelphian housing project, then to a US navy ship at sea, then over to a US military base in Korea where a massive fire fight breaks out. Next Lee arrives in Israel where the citizens have protected themselves against the Zekes in a totally ingenious, but vulnerable walled up construction. The set design here is just incredible and when the situation goes awry, and things start blowing up, the visual effects are some of the best around, bar none.
Interestingly there is a real drug called Tetrodoxin that is supposedly the closest thing to an actual zombie-causing agent in existence.
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