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2012-11-06 05:28:25 AM  
I always thought a great sequel could be made about the opening up of the North Korean underground cities.
 
2012-11-06 08:18:42 AM  
You connected-know all this is just Otherizing non white people as zombies.
 
2012-11-06 08:25:09 AM  
Everybody involved in the decision to turn this book into a single "blockbuster" movie rather than a quality mini-series in the style of Band of Brothers should be beaten soundly about the head and shoulders with bamboo canes until they promise to never, ever, ever do anything so stupid again.
 
2012-11-06 08:50:50 AM  
Book: A real science-based account of how the world would react to a plague.
Movie: ZOMG Zombies! Brad Pitt will save us! Thank Jesus Brad Pitt!
 
2012-11-06 09:23:33 AM  
The "Starship Troopers" of zombie movies.
 
2012-11-06 09:24:08 AM  

WTF Indeed: Book: A real science-based account of how the world would react to a plague.


Damn man, making me grab popcorn this early in the morning.

If there's one thing in zombie media that Farkers argue over, it's the realism of World War Z.

Personally, I loved the book (my girlfriend is reading it right now) and have absolutely no desire to see this movie. Pocket Ninja said everything I wanted to. It could've been one of the best miniseries out there, but instead they shat the bed and made it into a movie.
 
2012-11-06 09:24:08 AM  
Indeed, but how about Yonkers in the movie?
 
2012-11-06 09:25:07 AM  

give me doughnuts: The "Starship Troopers" of zombie movies.


Sold!
 
2012-11-06 09:25:21 AM  

give me doughnuts: The "Starship Troopers" of zombie movies.


You say that like it is a bad thing.
 
2012-11-06 09:27:28 AM  
I don't understand why the zombies look like flooding water.......
 
2012-11-06 09:28:40 AM  

egomann: give me doughnuts: The "Starship Troopers" of zombie movies.

You say that like it is a bad thing.


Starship Troopers had some of the cheesiest writing I've ever seen, like SyFy Original movie bad. If it didn't have copious amounts of gore and a lot of boobs it would've been absolutely terrible.

"Rico, how do you know she's still alive?"
"I don't know how I know, but I know."
 
2012-11-06 09:29:42 AM  
I paused my music for that piece of shiat?
 
2012-11-06 09:31:24 AM  
Well, that looks like a sack of CGI shiat.

I don't blame Max Brooks for cashing in on his hard work, but putting in some script approval before selling might have been beneficial. This is a just a Brad Pitt vehicle with WWZ as a title.
 
2012-11-06 09:32:10 AM  
Are... are those zombies... running????

*TEARS HAIR OUT OF HEAR*

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2012-11-06 09:33:27 AM  
god damn stupid, the whole terror aspect from the book was that they just kept coming...this just looks stupid.
 
2012-11-06 09:34:56 AM  
As sadened as I am at what they are doing to this book.... I will see this movie. And then I will probably go and see WWZ2 Hero of the Federation, and WWZ3 Maurader.
 
2012-11-06 09:35:25 AM  
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2012-11-06 09:35:45 AM  
FTA: The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry's wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

Know how I know they didn't even read the damn book? I mean, there was a whole passage about the true meaning of "decimate" in the book, right around the part about the Russian army (not the gas part).
 
2012-11-06 09:36:36 AM  

WTF Indeed: Book: A real science-based account of how the world would react to a plague.
Movie: ZOMG Zombies! Brad Pitt will save us! Thank Jesus Brad Pitt!


It's not science based. It's realistic bent of speculative fiction. It's no more factual than National Treasure is a historic accuracy.

So ready for the zombies everywhere thing to be done. It was fun and cool for a little while but it's just so insanely over saturating everything now.
 
2012-11-06 09:40:44 AM  

kroonermanblack: WTF Indeed: Book: A real science-based account of how the world would react to a plague.
Movie: ZOMG Zombies! Brad Pitt will save us! Thank Jesus Brad Pitt!

It's not science based. It's realistic bent of speculative fiction. It's no more factual than National Treasure is a historic accuracy.

So ready for the zombies everywhere thing to be done. It was fun and cool for a little while but it's just so insanely over saturating everything now.


I bet ghosts are next. Mummies can have their turn in a couple more years.
 
2012-11-06 09:41:34 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Everybody involved in the decision to turn this book into a single "blockbuster" movie rather than a quality mini-series in the style of Band of Brothers should be beaten soundly about the head and shoulders with bamboo canes until they promise to never, ever, ever do anything so stupid again.


yeegrek: FTA: The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry's wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

Know how I know they didn't even read the damn book? I mean, there was a whole passage about the true meaning of "decimate" in the book, right around the part about the Russian army (not the gas part).


These. =\ I normally don't read fiction, but was sucked in by the humorous prospect and loved it. This movie is going to blow. =\
 
2012-11-06 09:42:56 AM  

yeegrek: Well, that looks like a sack of CGI shiat.

I don't blame Max Brooks for cashing in on his hard work, but putting in some script approval before selling might have been beneficial. This is a just a Brad Pitt vehicle with WWZ as a title.


yawp.

we have Walking Dead for this sort of fun. or those stupid mila jovovich movies.

what was so neat about WWZ was how they explored so many aspects of what a zombie apocalypse would do to all levels of society: economic, manufacturing, social structures, raising kids afterwards, etc etc, and how different nations responded differently to it.

making some Jack Ryan James Bond meets Will Smith in World War I am iRobot-Legend wont even scratch the surface.
 
2012-11-06 09:43:48 AM  
TIL the author of World War Z is Mel Brooks' son.
 
2012-11-06 09:44:51 AM  
great, a CGI zombie snowball
 
2012-11-06 09:47:12 AM  

kroonermanblack: WTF Indeed: Book: A real science-based account of how the world would react to a plague.
Movie: ZOMG Zombies! Brad Pitt will save us! Thank Jesus Brad Pitt!

It's not science based. It's realistic bent of speculative fiction. It's no more factual than National Treasure is a historic accuracy.

So ready for the zombies everywhere thing to be done. It was fun and cool for a little while but it's just so insanely over saturating everything now.


So you are saying...the zombies just keep coming...relentlessly...despite your best efforts and throwing everything you have at it, they just. keep. coming. I feel like there must be some sort of outlet, some method to describe that feeling of helplessness in the face of daunting odds and an unstoppable hungry horde. It is like all these zombie movies/books/shows/commercials/blogs/websites are some sort of semi-alive/semi-dead amalgamation of the essence of our humanity.
 
2012-11-06 09:48:53 AM  
It's about time someone made a zombie movie!
 
2012-11-06 09:50:41 AM  

Already Disturbed: great, a CGI zombie snowball


yeah wtf was that.
 
2012-11-06 09:52:01 AM  

born_yesterday: It's about time someone made a zombie movie!


OR a television series. You know. And it should have a really annoying kid. And a wife who screwed around and you'd wish she'd shut the hell up. Yeah and a redneck. That'd be cool. And maybe AMC should...what...oh never mind.
 
2012-11-06 09:53:47 AM  
Just re-listened to it in honor of Halloween. So many sads given for the fact that there won't be a Todd Wainio story, or pilot Eliopolis story.

So yeah. Fast Zombies and Brad Pitt. woohoo.
 
2012-11-06 09:56:19 AM  
First look at look at footage from World War Z. Yonkers never had a chance

With a name like "Yonkers", it had to be screwed.
 
2012-11-06 09:57:06 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Everybody involved in the decision to turn this book into a single "blockbuster" movie rather than a quality mini-series in the style of Band of Brothers should be beaten soundly about the head and shoulders with bamboo canes until they promise to never, ever, ever do anything so stupid again.



Yeah, it could have been done so brilliantly in the exact way the book was written.  I'm disappointed.
 
2012-11-06 09:58:59 AM  

indarwinsshadow: born_yesterday: It's about time someone made a zombie movie!

OR a television series. You know. And it should have a really annoying kid. And a wife who screwed around and you'd wish she'd shut the hell up. Yeah and a redneck. That'd be cool. And maybe AMC should...what...oh never mind.


When are they going to start offering zombie based video games? I want to both a FPS where I have to survive a zombie apocolypse against other gamers and griefers, and I want a very dramtic narative adventure game.
 
2012-11-06 10:09:28 AM  
I wasnt impressed. Looks like they are over using CGI which will ruin this kind of movie. Also the zombies looks a bit too agile.
 
2012-11-06 10:09:39 AM  

KellyX: Are... are those zombies... running????

*TEARS HAIR OUT OF HEAR*

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Yeah....I had the same reaction.

I've always preferred the idea of slow zombies ( eg. Walking Dead, Romero)
 
2012-11-06 10:11:19 AM  
Oh well, at least we'll be getting the unabridged audiobook before this travesty is released.

/yes, I'm still going to see it.
 
2012-11-06 10:33:05 AM  
Looks like the zombies move like cheetahs and for a giant zombie blob. Looks meh ill make the roomie redbox it.
 
2012-11-06 10:35:57 AM  
Being someone who grew up in Yonkers I was impressed how accurate Max was in the book. Recently a lot of movies and tv shows have been filming in Yonkers (boardwalk empire, pan am, the sitter I know of off hand) so I had hopes the Movie would take advantage of this and be just as accurate. Sadly it doesn't.
 
2012-11-06 10:38:36 AM  

Saiga410: indarwinsshadow: born_yesterday: It's about time someone made a zombie movie!

OR a television series. You know. And it should have a really annoying kid. And a wife who screwed around and you'd wish she'd shut the hell up. Yeah and a redneck. That'd be cool. And maybe AMC should...what...oh never mind.

When are they going to start offering zombie based video games? I want to both a FPS where I have to survive a zombie apocolypse against other gamers and griefers, and I want a very dramtic narative adventure game.


Now hold on a minute. I'm still waiting on a collection of minigames on the Wii that will have me pointlessly waggling the remote while something vaguely like it happens onscreen. And a game for the PC that has me swapping around jewels on a grid, or finding hidden objects in a scene. Then you can have your zombie game.
 
2012-11-06 10:40:24 AM  

KellyX: Are... are those zombies... running????

*TEARS HAIR OUT OF HEAD*



I know. I thought the same thing. They didn't have to make them run. If they read the book, making the zombies run means they took a significant concept in the book and tossed it out the window. The detailed descriptions of zombie behavior was a serious aspect of the book and one of the things that made it very interesting. It looks like they simply decided to make some cool moments and CGI and not include the cool moments and situations in the book. So basically, we're getting WWZ in name only. Nice.
 
2012-11-06 10:42:29 AM  
While I believe the comic books are completely irrelevant to The Walking Dead series I agree with the disappointment that this film has strayed too far from the book.

My only hope is they put effort into making the final battles as "realistic" as possible. Meaning portraying them as quite, calm and relaxed. Say the same tone as the landing of the Mothership scene in Close Encounters.
 
2012-11-06 10:43:41 AM  
Fast zombies and the UN "observer" being a hero? I'll pass. I'm not supporting that shiat with my dollars.
 
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2012-11-06 10:48:49 AM  
Damn, I knew it wasn't going to be a proper version of the book, but I wasn't prepared for this. I have said this before, but were I the Supreme Ruler of Earth, I would have had the filmmakers sit down and watch The Man From Earth. It's basically one guy telling a story to a small group of other people, and takes place almost entirely in a single room, but it's such a compelling story and it's told so well that you don't farking notice that they never showed you any of the stuff he talks about, you just see it in your minds eye. After the credits roll, I point to the screen and say "See that? Make it like that, but with zombies. The book is your storyboard, it gives you set descriptions and everything, so use it." It could either be done with interviews going to flashbacks with voiceovers from the interviewees, or they could do it hardcore mode and do straight interviews, and you never see a zombie in the film that isn't mostly frozen in ice (the Jesika Hendricks segment).
 
2012-11-06 10:50:40 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Saiga410: indarwinsshadow: born_yesterday: It's about time someone made a zombie movie!

OR a television series. You know. And it should have a really annoying kid. And a wife who screwed around and you'd wish she'd shut the hell up. Yeah and a redneck. That'd be cool. And maybe AMC should...what...oh never mind.

When are they going to start offering zombie based video games? I want to both a FPS where I have to survive a zombie apocolypse against other gamers and griefers, and I want a very dramtic narative adventure game.

Now hold on a minute. I'm still waiting on a collection of minigames on the Wii that will have me pointlessly waggling the remote while something vaguely like it happens onscreen. And a game for the PC that has me swapping around jewels on a grid, or finding hidden objects in a scene. Then you can have your zombie game.


Not so fast there. I'm still waiting for games that utilize expensive hardware and encourage me to pointlessly yell at my TV for things that I can do with my controller. Only when I obtain that should you be entitled to those brilliant ideas.
 
2012-11-06 10:53:29 AM  

Already Disturbed: great, a CGI zombie snowball


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2012-11-06 10:54:28 AM  
After this, can we officially expire the Zombies shiat? Holy fark, it's officially played the fark out.
 
2012-11-06 10:54:35 AM  

Angry Buddha: Already Disturbed: great, a CGI zombie snowball

This time with competence...

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2012-11-06 10:55:06 AM  
That wasn't a movie trailer that was a commercial for farking Entertainment Tonight.
 
2012-11-06 11:03:51 AM  
Well I don't know about YOU guys, but I'm judging the ENTIRE movie based on a 30 second trailer!
I'm so done!

"You ever see a movie and someone...somebodies always gotta ruin it. You know the book was better than the movie. Oh, shut up, nerd! There's a reason movies were invented, because books suck. Nobody likes to read. Like I'm gonna go read something I can watch in 2 hours and get done. Oh, ya, let me go find a book and sit under a tree and get lost in a World of make believe and become gay, ya let me do that instead.'
- John Caparulo
 
2012-11-06 11:03:53 AM  
Loved the book, and I'll actually go see this theaters, so there!
 
2012-11-06 11:10:33 AM  

InmanRoshi: After this, can we officially expire the Zombies shiat? Holy fark, it's officially played the fark out.


Disagree. I certainly don't consume all the zombie product. In fact I miss most of it. But there's no reason why zombies need ever go away. I mean we aren't gonna be done with ghosts or witches or vampires or aliens or werewolves or sherlock holmes or police procedurals anytime soon are we? Most of it will be shiat but occasionally not. The tableau is really unimportant at the end of the day.
 
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