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2012-11-09 03:09:18 AM  

Coelacanth: Darth_Lukecash: My problem it's a farking Zombie movie. Stupidest concept for a monster ever.

Zombies are the oldest monsters there are, worldwide.


The dead coming back to life have been a mainstay, but the current style of Zombies are a recent invention. Gods/Demons, woodland creatures, half human have animal and intelligent undead/or controlled undead are far older than the brainless idiots that people find terrifying.
 
2012-11-09 03:09:41 AM  
Haha! I have no idea what it's supposed to be like so I'm not all precious and shiat about how the film should be.

Trailer looked pretty good, so there.
 
2012-11-09 03:10:11 AM  
is the black guy redecker of SA? Maybe that much is right? Can it be eliopolis flying the C-130? Can Henry Rollins not do anything?
 
2012-11-09 03:12:37 AM  

Confabulat: Poe: looking forward to the unabridged audiobook

I don't know about the unabridged version, but the audiobook for WWZ makes a case for being better than the actual book reading experience.


you goddamn right. Mark Hamill's and Alan Alda's voice acting were top notch. Practically every actor played their character well and convincingly save that British Castle dude.
 
2012-11-09 03:15:20 AM  
it might be a good, generic zombie movie, but it aint world war z

on the bright side, we can look forward to a "reboot" in a few years properly using the source material - hopefully as a mini-series
 
2012-11-09 03:16:04 AM  

thecpt: Can Henry Rollins not do anything?


Hey now... I thought he was perfect as T Shawn.

Alan Alda was great as Sinclair... but mostly because I just extended his West Wing "Vinnick" to Sinclair.

Same location, same sensibilities.
 
2012-11-09 03:19:18 AM  

GungFu: Haha! I have no idea what it's supposed to be like so I'm not all precious and shiat about how the film should be.

Trailer looked pretty good, so there.


It might be a fine movie but it does not look anything like World War Z. That's the beef people have with this. I'm sure you've read some books that get adapted into movies that don't resemble the source material yourself.
 
2012-11-09 03:19:29 AM  
listening to the audiobook again to cleanse my mind
 
2012-11-09 03:20:05 AM  
I miss the days of sparkly vampires.
 
2012-11-09 03:20:24 AM  
Hive mind, you say? I'll just recommend this one again.

www.zombiephiles.com
 
2012-11-09 03:21:19 AM  
It reminds me a little of the adaptation of Sebastian Junger's "Perfect Storm," a non-fiction book that was mostly filled with wonky nerd stuff about boating and weather, that somehow got turned into a weepy melodrama starring George Clooney and a bunch of sad people in a bar, or something.
 
2012-11-09 03:26:19 AM  

fusillade762: Hive mind, you say? I'll just recommend this one again.


I just read that yesterday (I'm a fast reader). It was... pretty good. There was some WTFness, and occasional jumps or gaps in character development (e.g. Anne's flashback did not do a good job of portraying how she became who she is; despite all of the foreshadowing suggesting that it would). But, overall an entertaining read.

Looking forward to starting "Killing Floor" when I get home from work.
 
2012-11-09 03:26:36 AM  

ShawnDoc: Starship Troopers was a horrible adaptation, but a fun movie on its own. Really became timely after 9/11 and the propaganda leading up to our invasion of Iraq.


They're rebooting Starship Troopers with a script approved by the Heinlein estate,. It should be out for summer 2013.
 
2012-11-09 03:28:50 AM  

mamoru: The Morningstar Strain trilogy handled this well


Have to check that one out.

I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.

Also looking for more book recommendations if anyone has them.
 
2012-11-09 03:32:21 AM  
The CGI zombies look like the swarming orcs doing battle in Lord of the Rings from 10 years ago. Except worse.
 
2012-11-09 03:33:13 AM  
So are the zombies liquid metal now or what hell is going on with this trailer?
 
2012-11-09 03:37:36 AM  

fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.


Day by Day Armageddon.


Excellent series
 
2012-11-09 03:40:38 AM  

fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.


Although, if Day by Day Armageddon is the one you are thinking of, nuking them didn't make them faster or smarter, it just made them more durable, by way of preserving the tissue from natural decay. They didn't slow down as much as the others did because the hot zombies didn't rot.

They could also seriously mess up your shiat just by swarming around you, as they were HIGHLY radioactive.
 
2012-11-09 03:42:49 AM  
My wife has seen me read WWZ numerous times over the years. When I watched the trailer on the iPad, I was shaking my head constantly.

My wife wondered what got me all riled up.

I simply showed her the trailer and she literally didn't even understand what was happening until the closing title that said "World War Z."

"Oh," she said, "They were ZOMBIES?! I thought it was some kind of alien blobs."

Then she double-crushed me for the rest of the night by adding, "Super speed zombies!? That sucks...Oh, by the way, did you watch the DVR'ed Walking Dead? I CANNOT believe (Bleep!) and (Bleep!) died!"

I screamed.

/Twice.
//Once in anger and once in confused joy.
///you know what I mean.
 
2012-11-09 03:42:51 AM  

Coelacanth: ShawnDoc: Starship Troopers was a horrible adaptation, but a fun movie on its own. Really became timely after 9/11 and the propaganda leading up to our invasion of Iraq.

They're rebooting Starship Troopers with a script approved by the Heinlein estate,. It should be out for summer 2013.


I'm sure we'll all get to see it at our respective Heinlein brown-shirt youth rallies.
 
2012-11-09 03:44:38 AM  

Shadow Blasko: fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.

Although, if Day by Day Armageddon is the one you are thinking of, nuking them didn't make them faster or smarter, it just made them more durable, by way of preserving the tissue from natural decay. They didn't slow down as much as the others did because the hot zombies didn't rot.

They could also seriously mess up your shiat just by swarming around you, as they were HIGHLY radioactive.


No. It made them faster too. not Olympic sprinter or anything, but faster than the others.
 
2012-11-09 03:45:52 AM  

Shadow Blasko: fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.

Day by Day Armageddon.

Excellent series


I liked it, too. Though I got slammed by people who hated it when I recommended it in an earlier thread.

I would again recommend the Craig DiLouie books, though they're not *technically* zombies (at least in "The Infection" and "Killing Floor").

This one was pretty good, too.

craphound.com

And oddly enough I'm watching tonight's Conan and he has Maggie from The Walking Dead on.
 
2012-11-09 03:46:19 AM  
i187.photobucket.com

don't go see it.

The world doesn't need another zombie movie for a while anyway. 28 Days Later outdid them all.
 
2012-11-09 03:49:31 AM  

calbert: bob_ross: Ok I know nothing about the lore, the book or anything. This just looks like another stupid movie. But my question is:

Did that garbage truck say PWND?

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x271]

Pinkett Waste Disposal

/I like yours better


I have a motorcycle in World of Warcraft with PWND for a licence plate.

Granted, it's fixed and can't be changed to anything else..
 
2012-11-09 03:54:16 AM  
Normally I scoff at the hyperactive Fark hate machine, but I'm skipping this one. I'm not even going to download it. It missed it's mark by so far, I wouldn't be surprised if Helen Keller was directing it.
 
2012-11-09 03:55:10 AM  
fast zombies don't make sense.
 
2012-11-09 03:57:03 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: fast zombies don't make sense.


yet slow zombies don't cut mustard anymore because it turns out they're ridiculously easy to avoid/defeat.

The people in Night of the Living Dead were just morons for shacking themselves up in a
 
2012-11-09 03:57:18 AM  

Shadow Blasko: fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.

Day by Day Armageddon.


Excellent series


Indeed! I can't wait for the next one to be released. I have already per-ordered it for my kindle, so it'll automagically come down the tubes the minute it is released. :D
 
2012-11-09 03:57:46 AM  
I love World War Z. It is basically cliche to the zombie genre, but how it's told from the different stories and different points of view was very enjoyable. The audiobook was just amazing, and I love to throw it on to listen to while gaming from time to time.

That said, this movie has always looked bad. From the beginning of production it was meh, and then they pushed back the release by six months. Nothing good comes of pushing back a movie's release by half a year. That means really, really bad things needed to be fixed, and missing a deadline by that much pretty much means they needed to remake the entire movie.

I might catch this on DVD, but I'm disappointed with Hollywood. World War Z wasn't a movie book to begin with, it wasn't set up that way. As a mini series on HBO? That would have been the way to go. But this just looks terrible.
 
2012-11-09 03:58:59 AM  
YOU CANNOT HAVE SUSPENSE AND FAST ZOMBIES.
 
2012-11-09 03:59:33 AM  

Confabulat: Poe: looking forward to the unabridged audiobook

I don't know about the unabridged version, but the audiobook for WWZ makes a case for being better than the actual book reading experience.


So much this... that audio book ruined all other audio books for me. The fact that they had voice actors for all the parts as opposed to the author trying to do "feminine" voices" I had that on my ipod while I painted my house and let me tell you, best paint job ever! Also, once again, Mark Hamill nailed it!
 
2012-11-09 03:59:37 AM  
EFF IT. WAIT FOR ZONE ONE
 
2012-11-09 04:13:58 AM  

mamoru: fusillade762: Hive mind, you say? I'll just recommend this one again.

I just read that yesterday (I'm a fast reader). It was... pretty good. There was some WTFness, and occasional jumps or gaps in character development (e.g. Anne's flashback did not do a good job of portraying how she became who she is; despite all of the foreshadowing suggesting that it would). But, overall an entertaining read.

Looking forward to starting "Killing Floor" when I get home from work.


Agreed that Anne's evolution into hateful badassery could have been better explained. But hey, zombie apocalypse survivors in a farking BRADLEY? What's not to love? I'm really hoping for a third book.

Another one I enjoyed. A little on the slow side for a zombie book, what with the journalism and politics.

beatrice.com
 
2012-11-09 04:16:17 AM  
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2012-11-09 04:17:44 AM  
i2.squidoocdn.com

/yes, the zombies are powered by magic/dark energy. Get over it, they're farking zombies.
 
2012-11-09 04:21:56 AM  
Regardless of the truthiness of the movie to the source material (and having read WWZ, I can see my way to them telling another story from another perspective so long as they stay true to the world that was created, so I don't need a long movie with dozens of viginettes in it to be happy) - the movie looks bad.

I'm pretty sure that everyone expects this to be crap. As someone else said, they had numerous problems with shooting, delayed the movie in editing for months, reshot some scenes, and yes the CGI is craptastic.

It's probably not going to be a great flick. It might make back its money on the strength of Brad Pitt's name. Maybe.
 
2012-11-09 04:25:38 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: knbber2: Yikes, looks like they destroyed the book.

Indeed. IIRC, in the book they were the classic slow zombies. And it looks as though, unlike the book, they're coordinating/cooperating with each other when scaling the building. They aren't supposed to be intelligent enough to do stuff like that.


Intelligent like ants?
 
2012-11-09 04:27:14 AM  
lessee... cgi hordes
fast zombies... also cgi...
flying around in helicopters like jack ryan

should we call this "Clear and Present I am iZombie Legend?"
 
2012-11-09 04:31:45 AM  

Father_Jack: lessee... cgi hordes
fast zombies... also cgi...
flying around in helicopters like jack ryan

should we call this "Clear and Present I am iZombie Legend?"


no. It's "war of the zombie worlds".
 
2012-11-09 04:32:35 AM  
I'm interested in seeing this for what it is at some point. Looks like it could be fun. However, it resembles its source material in much the same way that "I, Robot" did.
 
2012-11-09 04:34:30 AM  

vrax: I'm interested in seeing this for what it is at some point. Looks like it could be fun. However, it resembles its source material in much the same way that "I, Robot" did.


Are you telling me that I, Robot wasn't faithful?

Asimov would be spinning in his space-grave if he found that out.
 
2012-11-09 04:36:19 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: This is funny to me. I didn't read the book, so to me it just looks like a you people are losing your shiat over nothing. Maybe the book was this awesome ride and they are totally ruining it, but I am getting a kick out of how people on the web are pillorying this trailer.

I personally hate fast zombie stories anyway.


The zombies in the book are slow, but that's just symptomatic of the overall problem. The protagonist of the book is basically just a narrator, a documentary filmmaker gathering stories about zombie outbreaks all over the globe. It talks about North Korea, the Middle East, Europe, how various armies react, even what happens to some astronauts in space during the outbreak.

This would have been great if they shot it like the beginning of District 9, instead of an explosion-heavy action film.
 
2012-11-09 04:38:09 AM  

Shadow Blasko: fusillade762: I remember one book (can't remember which it was) where they tried to nuke the zombies and the radiation made them smarter and faster.

Day by Day Armageddon.


Excellent series


I loved the first one but the second book was so-so.

I loved The Rising/City of the Dead by Keene, very depressing with action and humor in it.
I'd also recommend Ex-heroes by P. Clines. Not a masterpiece but a fun read.
(I've just realized there's been a sequel to that one, I'm getting this right now).

/I'm half Scot and some scenes from WWZ were shot right down the place where one my aunts live. Got a nice picture of Brad Pitt somewhere - he was very cool with everyone, apparently.
They also brought a lot of youngsters from the surroundings to play zombie extras so, yes, a lot of the zombies you're going to see are going to be local neds.
 
2012-11-09 04:42:35 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: yet slow zombies don't cut mustard anymore because it turns out they're ridiculously easy to avoid/defeat.


In small numbers and for the time being, yes.

The things that make slow zombies so terrifying and difficult to survive is that they are untiring and utterly relentless. Once they start following, they do not stop, unless attracted to other prey. Once one gets a hold of you, it will not let go (despite having no more muscle strength than when they were living, they have the appearance of strength because their muscles don't tire). And their moans attract others to follow.

So, yeah, sure you can run away from that shambler who is moaning and stumbling along after you, but at some point you have to stop and rest and sleep. And when you wake up, you find that you surrounded by multitudes and are pretty much farked. The only thing you can do then is stay quiet and out of sight and hope someone else comes along and draws them away.

As someone living in Bangkok, a city of about 12 million, if there were a zombie apocalypse, even a slow one, I am pretty certain I'd soon be joining the undead ranks. They just overwhelm you with shear numbers and untiring pursuit.
 
2012-11-09 04:47:04 AM  

Dancis_Frake: I loved the first one but the second book was so-so.


really? I liked the second one much better.

at least the section where he's trying to get back to Hotel 23.
 
2012-11-09 04:52:39 AM  
Well... that's disappointing.
 
2012-11-09 04:52:51 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: vrax: I'm interested in seeing this for what it is at some point. Looks like it could be fun. However, it resembles its source material in much the same way that "I, Robot" did.

Are you telling me that I, Robot wasn't faithful?

Asimov would be spinning in his space-grave if he found that out.


As an original creation, it was decent. As "I, Robot"? Abomination!
 
2012-11-09 04:55:38 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: fast zombies don't make sense.


F*cking zombies don't make sense. Think how delicate the human knee is with blood and oxygen running to it constantly. Now think about a zombie knee after a week.

I can't even keep fruit fresh for three days in the summertime.

/zombie fanboy tears are delicious
//probably will turn me into a zombie
 
2012-11-09 05:08:10 AM  

Dr.Zom: F*cking zombies don't make sense.


A lot of things that people find entertaining don't make sense. Superheroes, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, sensible politicians, spaceships flying like airplanes, etc etc.

It's called fiction, and it doesn't always have to make sense. :p
 
2012-11-09 05:09:08 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: knbber2: Yikes, looks like they destroyed the book.

Indeed. IIRC, in the book they were the classic slow zombies. And it looks as though, unlike the book, they're coordinating/cooperating with each other when scaling the building. They aren't supposed to be intelligent enough to do stuff like that.


Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.

/Did not read the book, do not get the zombie hype
 
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