Another zombie movie, if we ever have a zombie infestation we should know by now, exactly how to control the infestation or else we don’t deserve to survive! “Aim for the head silly“! World War Z is planned to be a trilogy and it has been confirmed that the sequel will be in the offering.
Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a former United Nations employee, he and his family is stuck in a traffic jam, when zombies attack people and those bitten by the zombies turn into zombie and attack people (nothing new here). Gerry Lane contacts his former UN colleague Thierry Umutoni and requests him to airlift his family.
They are rescued and brought to a U.S. Navy vessel in the Atlantic ocean. There a virologist, Dr. Andrew Fassbach, argues that the plague is caused by a virus, whose origin must be found in order for a vaccine to be developed. The naval commander tells Gerry that, because of his previous experience with UN in different conflict zones, he has to accompany Dr. Fassbach to outbreak’s source (which is in South Korea) or else he and his family will be evicted from the Vessel to fend for themselves.
With no other choice Gerry decides to travel to South Korea with Dr. Fassbach and few other soldiers. The team is attacked by the zombies and Dr. Fassbach accidentally kills himself. With Dr. Fassbach dead Gerry has to continue his investigation.
Some of the scenes involving zombies are really breathtaking but there are times during which I was reminded of the disaster movie named 2012. The movie revolves completely around Brad Pitt and he does a decent job of carrying the movie.
Unfortunately the zombies are not scary and it actually feels like watching an action movie rather than a horror movie. There are quite a few holes in the scripts. The ending also was a little abrupt for my liking.
As I said, this is not a horror movie. It looks more at human aspect of the infection (similar to 28 days later). Best part of the movie is that there is no let-up in the intensity.