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2012-11-09 05:10:25 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.


Are you familiar with the Republican Party?
 
2012-11-09 05:11:16 AM  

Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.

Are you familiar with the Republican Party?


Hurrr hurrr hurrr. So sidesplittingly hilarious, not to mention original. Are you Dane Cook?
 
2012-11-09 05:11:38 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.


they are when there are a few billion of them.
 
2012-11-09 05:12:26 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.

Are you familiar with the Republican Party?

Hurrr hurrr hurrr. So sidesplittingly hilarious, not to mention original. Are you Dane Cook?


damn Confabulat. apparently you sniffed one out.
 
2012-11-09 05:13:40 AM  

log_jammin: B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Because foes that are complete morons are totally believable as threats to humanity.

Are you familiar with the Republican Party?

Hurrr hurrr hurrr. So sidesplittingly hilarious, not to mention original. Are you Dane Cook?

damn Confabulat. apparently you sniffed one out.


I don't know what that means. I'm not a Republican, if that's what you mean. I'm offended by lame partisan hackery on both sides.
 
2012-11-09 05:16:06 AM  
Is there enough gravy for you babies to stick your heads in?
 
2012-11-09 05:17:38 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: . I'm offended by lame partisan hackery on both sides.


of course you are.

anyway, the idea that makes zombies "scary" isn't that they are fast, or smart, or even vicious. It's the sheer numbers. They are an unstoppable force, and now matter how many you kill there will always be more, and you won't ever find a safe place to hide from them. eventually what ever barriers you erect will fall.

and what movies like this never figure out, it's not about the zombies anyway. It's supposed to be about the people dealing with them.
 
2012-11-09 05:22:57 AM  
Stay classy Fark. "I hate zombies, so I'm gonna come in and troll a zombie thread."

Dissapointed that its not closer to the source material, but I'll give it a chance and wait to hear what the critics have to say. A bit concerned at how 'clean' the zombies look. Half the fun of zombies is the freakish gore makeup, and missing and rotted body parts. These act more like rage virus victims from 28 Weeks Later.


I do give it credit though for actually showing the invasion. I've gotten so tired of zombie stories that only show the aftermath. Wrecked cars and tanks. But none of the actual combat.
 
2012-11-09 05:25:12 AM  
I'm just going to pretend this is a Left 4 Dead movie. Looks like a good one.
 
2012-11-09 05:26:42 AM  

Raharu: I like a mix of slow and fast, you don't know which is which, they are mixed in with each other...


nhbooksellers.com

Then I suggest the last story in this volume, "Love in the Time of Zombies". It's got your 28 Days type fast living zombie, but unless they're killed by a headshot, they get back up a few minutes later as Romero-esque shamblers. And it takes place about 100 years after the outbreak.
 
2012-11-09 05:31:22 AM  

mamoru: 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


Yeah, but generally those things develop a framework to explain away the harder-to-swallow ideas. Zombies just say, oh fark it, you like brain eating, right? The Walking Dead timeline is near on a year. Leave a steak out in the back yard for three days and get back to me.

Zombies are the perfect villains for a culture that's never been without refrigeration.

/zombies- white people problems
 
2012-11-09 05:36:49 AM  

Dr.Zom: Zombies are the perfect villains for a culture that's never been without refrigeration.

/zombies- white people problems


you's trollin.
 
2012-11-09 05:37:13 AM  
I love the book and easily consider it one of my favourites. However I'm so tired of the same zombie crap being churned out at the moment that this obvious PG13 car wreck actually looks fresh and new.

/I'll appologise next summer.
 
2012-11-09 05:43:55 AM  
You know what World War Z would've great as?

Radio drama.
 
2012-11-09 05:50:36 AM  

vrax: ... it resembles its source material in much the same way that "I, Robot" did.


Or... even more appropriate:

Coelacanth: I've been calling this train wreck Starship Zombies on account of what Hollywood did Robert Heinlein's book Starship Troopers...


THIS. Troopers was originally Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine. Most of the production crew had never even heard of the book until mid-way into production and the director admits he's only ever read a couple chapters.

I don't know the story with WW:Z but Wikipedia says it was apparently adopted, the script was rewritten, then the third act was rewritten but never finished, then the entire script was rewritten again. So at best we're getting another Hollywood franken-script movie full of CGI.
 
2012-11-09 05:55:38 AM  
What's the problem? Did Hollywood snap yet another contrarian mind?
 
2012-11-09 06:00:38 AM  

Zombalupagus: THIS. Troopers was originally Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine. Most of the production crew had never even heard of the book until mid-way into production and the director admits he's only ever read a couple chapters.


Verhoeven had enough respect for the author to lampoon the sh*t out of fascist nationalists.
 
2012-11-09 06:09:03 AM  

thamike: Zombalupagus: THIS. Troopers was originally Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine. Most of the production crew had never even heard of the book until mid-way into production and the director admits he's only ever read a couple chapters.

Verhoeven had enough respect for the author to lampoon the sh*t out of fascist nationalists.


Like Heinlein was.
 
2012-11-09 06:20:58 AM  
The book isn't so much a story as it is a collection of cool things that happened. This looks like it will honor the book and also provide a narrative structure. I think it looks cool and it looks like it expands on the zombie stuff we've seen to date. I'll be there.
 
2012-11-09 06:34:11 AM  

iron de havilland: /Hope they got an Old Firm match day too, for hordes of mindless zombies aimlessly wandering around.//Old Firm matches are a bit thin on the ground these days.///Being a sheep shagger, I'm allowed to criticise.


There's no shortage of zombie huns at the shiatpit these days.

/off for more jelly and ice cream
//mon the hoops
 
2012-11-09 06:34:31 AM  

Coelacanth: You know what World War Z would've great as?

Radio drama.


They did that with the audiobook. Max Brooks, the author, plays the UN guy interviewing all the people. Then they have the likes of Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, John Turtoro, Alan Alda, and Mark Hamil to be the interviewees. It's abridged, so there about half the book is left out, but it still works. WWZ would have made a great HBO series.
 
2012-11-09 06:39:06 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: Coelacanth: You know what World War Z would've great as?

Radio drama.

They did that with the audiobook. Max Brooks, the author, plays the UN guy interviewing all the people. Then they have the likes of Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, John Turtoro, Alan Alda, and Mark Hamil to be the interviewees. It's abridged, so there about half the book is left out, but it still works. WWZ would have made a great HBO series.


I agree, but the Walking Dead folks would say it's a rip off of that series. Just with more logistics in it. Still, man, that would've been an excellent mini-series.
 
2012-11-09 06:40:03 AM  
Why I hated the trailer:

1. Cop gets flattened by truck we didn't see but he totally should have. Was it a ninja truck, barreling right through traffic in broad daylight? Oh, it's the old movie trope -- if it's just off-screen, it's invisible to the characters. Dumb, brainless action-movie trope.

2. Trailer ends with Brad assuring his family he's coming back, which is no doubt the case since he's Brad Pitt and the kids are cute so they ain't turning into zombie chow. So it's one of those things where millions die, but it's okay so long as the people we care about survive. This is the exact opposite of what zombie stories have been about, where death generally can happen to anybody.
 
2012-11-09 06:46:27 AM  
I've seen a disturbing number of responses, last night and this morning, begin with "I haven't read the book, but I don't see what the big deal is."

Maybe you should read the farking book.
 
2012-11-09 06:49:42 AM  
Zombies, vampires, zombies, vampires, oh there's a werewolf ... zombies, vampires, etc ...

Why not ghouls? Or re-animator/Frankenstein type thingies? How about something Lovecraftian? Ghosts that aren't imitations of asian ghosts. How about a Lich? Don't think I've seen that in a movie. Of course, it would be surrounded by hoards of zombies ... bleh.

The dialog in subby's trailer sounded like this to me:

"Daddy!"
"Honey!"
"Daddy!"
"Baby!"
"Daddy!"
(explosions)

IIRC the book had slow zombies, and they were dangerous because they clogged up everything. The most memorable part of the book IMO was the bit with the submarine with the zombies scratching the hull.
 
2012-11-09 06:52:33 AM  
The movie isn't AIMED at people who read the book. Movies like this never are. It's a blow-shiat-up fest to entertain the masses in the summertime that the producers hope will make them some money. Period.
 
2012-11-09 06:52:45 AM  

log_jammin: B.L.Z. Bub: . I'm offended by lame partisan hackery on both sides.

of course you are.

anyway, the idea that makes zombies "scary" isn't that they are fast, or smart, or even vicious. It's the sheer numbers. They are an unstoppable force, and now matter how many you kill there will always be more, and you won't ever find a safe place to hide from them. eventually what ever barriers you erect will fall.

and what movies like this never figure out, it's not about the zombies anyway. It's supposed to be about the people dealing with them.


I just find it difficult to believe the slow zombie threat. It works great short-term, but after that the remaining people would just slaughter them. There are just far too many ways to render slow zombies absolutely not a problem. They can't climb, operate locks, employ any sort of strategy....they just go straight towards noise or food. Meh.

If you make them smarter or faster or stronger, then it's easier to believe that they are an unstoppable force.
 
2012-11-09 06:54:56 AM  
The book wouldn't work as a big-budget film. It would work as a mini-series or a survival horror video game far better.
I liked the book a great deal but it's what it is, a book about several slightly related events with little character development and lots of social commentary.
Great stuff but it doesn't translate to film all that well.

I don't care that this film has little to do with the book, I may of may not see it based upon word of mouth but not because it isn't faithful to the book.
 
2012-11-09 06:56:50 AM  
Couldn't care less about the book and this looks farking epic.
 
2012-11-09 06:59:58 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I just find it difficult to believe the slow zombie threat. It works great short-term, but after that the remaining people would just slaughter them. There are just far too many ways to render slow zombies absolutely not a problem. They can't climb, operate locks, employ any sort of strategy....they just go straight towards noise or food. Meh.

If you make them smarter or faster or stronger, then it's easier to believe that they are an unstoppable force.


Too true. I was commenting to a buddy of mine yesterday that if the film went with slow zombies, the battle of Yonkers would have been 45 minutes of waiting for the horde to overcome the first salvo of artillery fire.

"Here they come!"

15 minutes later...

"They are almost here!"

15 minutes later...

"They are still coming!"

.....
 
2012-11-09 07:01:13 AM  
iron de havilland:I couldn't watch that trailer without the niggling thought... "wasn't it filmed in Glasgow?"
Yes, it was.


Aye, but you know it's not really Glasgow because if it was a lot of the Zombies would be singing Harry Lauder songs.
 
2012-11-09 07:07:41 AM  
I said it before and I'm saying it again, thankfully the UNABRIDGED audiobook, with the same, previous cast, is out early next year.
 
2012-11-09 07:08:38 AM  
Fark you hive-mind haters. I think it looks cool.
 
2012-11-09 07:17:24 AM  
As someone who literally finished the book yesterday all I can say is: f*ck you Brad Pitt.
 
2012-11-09 07:21:36 AM  
You know, I'm not the biggest fan of vignette films but I think that might have been a way more interesting solution to filming this. Hand Windsor Castle to Danny Boyle, Quinton Tarantino or some kung-fu director the lone warrior, Battle of Yonkers to a more talented Michael Bay, and you may have a fun zombie apocalypse movie. Hell, do the merc of the stars as a straight up dark comedy.
 
2012-11-09 07:22:56 AM  

Mugato: So why do we hate this now? Admittedly I'm a little zombied-out but this looks like it has good production values anyway.


I never read the book, I don't mind fast zombies but zombies that look like waves of water? That's a little over the top.
 
2012-11-09 07:29:15 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Mugato: So why do we hate this now? Admittedly I'm a little zombied-out but this looks like it has good production values anyway.

I never read the book, I don't mind fast zombies but zombies that look like waves of water? That's a little over the top.


Dude. Cascading wall of zombies.
 
2012-11-09 07:30:57 AM  

KatjaMouse: Dude. Cascading wall of zombies.


Yea that was dumb looking. I really dislike slasher flicks where the mad killer just appears out of nowhere but the scary thing about zombie movies is they find cracks in your defenses slowly because of how unrelenting they are. It's supposed to take a long time because you're trying to survive and you let your guard down. Not Mount Zombie Opolis.
 
2012-11-09 07:34:19 AM  
Zombies do not have super speed and super strength.
Zombies are not part spider, part monkey.
That is all.
 
2012-11-09 07:37:13 AM  

KatjaMouse: As someone who literally finished the book yesterday all I can say is: f*ck you Brad Pitt.


I wouldn't throw too much blame Pitt's way on this. He reportedly bought the movie rights to WWZ because he was a fan of the book. Paramount seems a much more likely target for blame here, as issues with filming and cost overruns most likely led to them essentially taking over production of the film. Thus why all the changes with the script, and pushing it back from a December 2012 release to June 2013 (just in time for Summer Blockbuster season).

Paramount wants a significant return on their investment in WWZ, and if it means tearing the movie down into a generic action flick, then by Gawd that is exactly what they will do. Meanwhile, Brad Pitt gets left holding the bag on this one if it is a total stinker.
 
2012-11-09 07:40:23 AM  
They should all look like the zombies from Dragon Quest.
 
2012-11-09 07:44:29 AM  
wow..

the butthurt is strong in this thread...

"what this needs is Christian Bale as Admiral Prawn fighting Harrison Ford as Han Solo and JJ Abrams directing and..."

"but no one gives a shiat about your opinion and the flick is 80% in the can?"

"yeah but uh...uhm...(sighs...inhales a slurry of Mountain Dew and Cheetos from a 7-11 X-Men cup) I've written a 20 page treatment based on the trailer already and I'm posting it here on Fark because the "Twihard my pony fanfic crossover board" was closed and I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A BETTER MOVIE DAMMIT!"

"um..are you still employed at the post office?"

"yeah why?"


"you don't have any loaded guns in the house do you?"

"slllluuuuurrrrppppp"

i50.tinypic.com 


get a life or get a script /book deal.

otherwise, just be calm knowing Brad pitt is gonna take your money either at the theatre or VOD or DVD or whatever...

this looks like stupid fun to me either way and i usually imagine the zombies are the entitled internet whingers attacking... makes it more fun... 

as someone smart once said, "be the change you want to see in the world"
 
2012-11-09 07:46:13 AM  

Poe: I love WWZ. Read it multiple times, lent out my copy to multiple people and got them hooked, looking forward to the unabridged audiobook. I don't know what this is, but it isn't WWZ.

I'm not angry, just ...disappointed.


* watches clip *

Well, if Max Brooks sold his soul for this, I hope it was worth it...

/ probably not
 
2012-11-09 07:51:37 AM  
Looks like the only thing they really borrowed from Max Brooks is the name. 
 
Then again, his book was mostly interviews with people who had already witnessed a zombie apocalypse and a description of what they had done wrong in dealing with an international zombie apocalypse. As a book, this was interesting and fascinating from an intellectual perspective. As a movie, it would have been a bit of a snoozer.
 
If Max Brooks himself is trusting the filmmakers to go nuts and extrapolate some of his story into an action movie, I'll go and check the movie out and judge it on its own merits.
 
2012-11-09 07:52:31 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: get a life or get a script /book deal.


Are you seriously saying that if you aren't a writer you can't criticize any work of fiction?

I hope that's not what you're saying, 'cause that's farking crazy.
 
2012-11-09 07:52:39 AM  
Read the book, but I am not one of those homos who bash something because it was made into a movie because I truly like Zombie movies and my expectations weren't all that high anyway when I heard Pitt was a part of this movie. However, I still wanted to see it....

....but after seeing that trailer and the dialog I think will be a part of that movie, this farking looks terrible. I mean Gigi terrible. I am honestly enraged that they made this movie now.

I probably wont go see it in the theaters, but maybe once it hits HBO or something...maybe, but if it is as bad as I think it will be, I see myself not watching it all they way through.

fark you for making this movie shiat.
 
2012-11-09 07:53:28 AM  

Coelacanth: \ I've been calling this train wreck Starship Zombies on account of what Hollywood did Robert Heinlein's book Starship Troopers, but may God and St.Peter smack me if two of those scenes don't look like they were taken from the Starship Troopers movie.


There's coed showering in WWZ?

Forbidden Doughnut: Poe: I love WWZ. Read it multiple times, lent out my copy to multiple people and got them hooked, looking forward to the unabridged audiobook. I don't know what this is, but it isn't WWZ.

I'm not angry, just ...disappointed.

* watches clip *

Well, if Max Brooks sold his soul for this, I hope it was worth it...

/ probably not


Maybe his dad has one more genre parody film in him.

/WWZ: Zombies in Tights
 
2012-11-09 07:55:50 AM  

One Bad Apple: WTF was with the climbing pile of zombies ? I don't waarrgarble about the fast vs slow zombies but I draw the line at army ant zombies.

That's just silly


They're obviously trying to be different from every other zombie movie out there, and probably bought
the rights just for the title.
 
2012-11-09 07:58:32 AM  
Max should have just sold the movie rights to his Dad and we'd have Blazing Young Zombieballs and the hordes would be defeated by a perfectly-time fart.

Plus, it would be roughly as faithful to the source material as this looks to be.
 
2012-11-09 08:01:34 AM  

Dogfacedgod: this farking looks terrible. I mean Gigi terrible.


Gigi... was a delightful musical romp and beloved.

Gigli was a cinematic blight.
 
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