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2012-11-09 08:07:19 AM
Looks like ass.

Nice to see the ants from Indy &The Crystal Skull are still getting work...
 
2012-11-09 08:07:45 AM
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2012-11-09 08:11:46 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.


That is the best news I've heard all morning. Never hand a film to a director that has nothing but open contempt for the work.
 
2012-11-09 08:12:36 AM

Lsherm: I'll watch it.

/F all of you.


Hey, if you've got enough money you can afford to waste it on bad movies, good for you.
 
2012-11-09 08:17:52 AM

SmackLT: 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.
 


Yet, somehow, with another book, Hollywood got it right:

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2012-11-09 08:18:58 AM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: 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.


Agreed on both points. His last line is almost a parody of "I'll be back." And the BWWAAAAAM!!! sound effect is getting old.

Please bear in mind that these are only criticisms of the trailer. I will definitely watch the movie at some point. Hell, I'm such a sucker for zombie flicks that I watched most of this the other night:

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2012-11-09 08:21:33 AM
The book really wasn't that good. It had some good ideas, but it was very poorly written. As far as doing a faithful adaptation goes, an HBO miniseries could have been a vast improvment over the source material.
 
2012-11-09 08:24:58 AM

log_jammin: 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.


can't remember all the details but it left me with a Mad Max feeling which I found unwelcome. The first one was more of a How-To/self Help guide in case of a Zombie Apocalypse and the author's military background made it not only precise but also a treat for any red-blooded male. The second volume's very ending had me rolling my eyes.
I know this is weird coming from the same guy who recommends Ex-Heroes, seeing how goofy this one's story seems to be but DbDA2's ending was very unexpected considering the tone of the first one.
 
2012-11-09 08:26:34 AM
I've never read the book, so this looks like all kinds of awesome.
 
2012-11-09 08:29:36 AM
Obviously the whole movie takes place in a dream or something. How else do you explain the dump truck that manages to quietly sneak through a traffic jam to suddenly explode past our protagonist?
 
2012-11-09 08:35:05 AM
I was just thinking, we need more zombie movies.
 
2012-11-09 08:35:16 AM

Mentat: I'm willing to give this movie a chance. I know it doesn't follow the book and it's a little different from other works of zombie fiction but that doesn't mean-

Despite the third act footage that was already in the can, Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof was brought in to write a new ending - both literally and figuratively - for the venture.

God damnit.


As long as they're not rewriting it to give a cliche "happy" ending a la I Am Legend, it sounds fine. Prometheus was pretty good, minus a few dumb characters.
 
2012-11-09 08:43:48 AM
Sparkly Emo Vampires > Triathlete Zombies

The "super fast zombie" trend has got to stop. That's what makes zombies so farking scary ... slow, unrelenting, unyielding terror.
 
2012-11-09 08:51:20 AM
Anyone looking for a good zombie story should read "This book is full of spiders" (John Dies at the End #2). It is probably the best "zombie" book out in the last 5-6 years and manages to give a fresh look at a stale idea.
 
2012-11-09 08:52:52 AM
The Walking Dead disappointed me. I can understand how WWZ fans feel.
 
2012-11-09 08:54:13 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.


I'm re-reading it now. There were some fast zombies, though most were slow.
 
2012-11-09 08:55:57 AM
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Needs more CGI
 
2012-11-09 09:04:08 AM

Pocket Ninja: If everyone involved in making, supporting, and watching this movie was run over by a truck tomorrow, I think we'd wake up the day after to a far better world.


Can't agree with that more, honestly. My wife and I just spent a few weeks reading the book (I've been reading it aloud to her, a vignette or two at a time, before bed), and this looks like yet another "hey, they know the title, so let's incorporate just a tiny bit of the book's theme and stomp all over the friggin' rest of it" movie.

It's "Hitchhiker's Guide To Zombies."
 
2012-11-09 09:04:26 AM
I've never read the book so I have no idea what the disappointment is about. Looks to me like a typically shiat action-zombie blockbuster with zero brains that aren't just being eaten.

Pass.
 
2012-11-09 09:05:24 AM

elvindeath: Sparkly Emo Vampires > Triathlete Zombies

The "super fast zombie" trend has got to stop. That's what makes zombies so farking scary ... slow, unrelenting, unyielding terror.


Yep. Implacable, inexorable evil. If I want fast-moving, devouring hordes, I'll move to New York for next year's "Running Of The Subway Rats."
 
2012-11-09 09:20:39 AM
Zombies are stupid. All of them. So fncking sick of zombies. Just stop it already. All of you!
 
2012-11-09 09:27:50 AM

Haliburton Cummings:
as someone smart once said, "be the change you want to see in the world"


Well, that rules you out.

/Your post is GARBAGE!
//Looks like James Scameron has an alt
 
2012-11-09 09:32:44 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: [i520.photobucket.com image 180x250]

Needs more CGI


Punchable face posterboy.
 
2012-11-09 09:36:41 AM
That doesn't look interesting at all.
 
2012-11-09 09:40:33 AM
Someone said it earlier. but I like the whole notion that virally created zombies arent necessarily faster because they get some supernatural burst of speed but that they dont have any sort of mental limitations to their physical prowess. Theyre as fast as a fast human but will run faster and longer because they are unconcerned about the damage they are doing to their body. eventually as the body deteriorates they succumb to shambling.
 
2012-11-09 09:49:31 AM
I'll wait for the home release so I can download it instead. Doesn't look like they deserve my money, and I'm not saying that as a fan of the book. I haven't read the book yet. It just looks like the Day After Tomorrow of zombie flicks.
 
2012-11-09 09:52:41 AM

TheOriginalEd: Someone said it earlier. but I like the whole notion that virally created zombies arent necessarily faster because they get some supernatural burst of speed but that they dont have any sort of mental limitations to their physical prowess. Theyre as fast as a fast human but will run faster and longer because they are unconcerned about the damage they are doing to their body. eventually as the body deteriorates they succumb to shambling.


Makes some sense but the brain keeps the body going at the most basic of levels. There's no adrenaline burst but they do have the bite strength of a pit bull.
 
2012-11-09 09:56:23 AM
Things I learned from this trailer:

Brad Pitt's a family man.
Garbage trucks are dangerous.
Shoot the lemmings.
Crowd surfing is out of control.

What zombies?
 
2012-11-09 10:07:53 AM
This is why I don't read books. I get to enjoy ALOT more movies.
 
2012-11-09 10:09:28 AM
Hey Joe, you know that fluid simulator you made as your art-school class project? Can we replace the water with ZOMBIES?! That'd be awesome.
 
2012-11-09 10:10:52 AM
Imagine if the Lord of the Rings movies had not been about the Fellowship but instead the life of a soldier in Gondor before/during/after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields with a few passing mentions of some halfling on some quest. That's close to what they have done with WWZ from the looks of the trailer.
 
2012-11-09 10:11:42 AM
So, without reading the whole thread... anyone suggest some good zombie novels?
 
2012-11-09 10:17:02 AM
Did Tom Cruise turn down the lead role for this CG crap-fest?

/ goddamnitsomuch indeed, subby.
 
2012-11-09 10:17:50 AM
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2012-11-09 10:18:19 AM

Mugato: GAT_00: I can only hope this will finally cause Zombie Overkill and people let the whole damn thing die.

Well The Walking Dead has really good ratings but yeah, the genre is a bot over saturated. How many times can you tell the same story about zombies and survivors who are mostly assholes?


zombieresearchsociety.com
foodtruckfiesta.com

This is where i bought lunch yesterday, so getting a kick about over-zombificiation ...
 
2012-11-09 10:18:39 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.


Because it has as much in common with the original story as The Lawnmower Man.

/sigh
 
2012-11-09 10:21:16 AM

Archimedes' Principal: Did Tom Cruise turn down the lead role for this CG crap-fest?

/ goddamnitsomuch indeed, subby.


Brad Pitt was apparently a huge fan of the book and bought the rights to it. The only way he could get funding for it from Paramount was if he scrapped his original script, which was apparently closer to the book, and make it into an action movie. Know how I would have liked to have seen it? 3 action set pieces: The great panic (which looks like this movie is about mostly); The Battle of Yonkers; the later strategies of professional and civilian soldiers winning the war.

There. I cut out all of the "boring" political, human interest stuff. I even cut out the blind lone warrior who got all Samurai on the zombies.
 
2012-11-09 10:34:47 AM

Marisyana: 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.


That's fine, but then call the movie something else. What was shown in the trailer is so far removed from the book that they could re-name the movie and Max Brooks would not have a case to sue for plagiarism.

But if you're right and this is for folks who did not read the book, then why buy the rights in the first place?
 
2012-11-09 10:37:19 AM
I'm optimistic. This might be a great movie. However, I don't doubt that it will be a terrible World War Z movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:44:01 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.


This. Anyone thinking they could do the book justice is fooling themselves.....again over a movie made from a book.
This is like the Godzilla movie with Brodrick. Change the name and you'd have a fun summer movie.

Bathia_Mapes: classic slow zombies.


Never understood this argument. The very first zombie we farking see in Night of the Living Dead, runs.

Zombie Eater: I'll wait for the home release so I can download it instead. Doesn't look like they deserve my money,


Wow. "I hate you. Give me your stuff for free".
Nice.
 
2012-11-09 10:45:24 AM
I liked the book.

This movie obviously has nothing to do with the book.

I don't think the trailer was that bad.

They should just rename the movie and make a World War Z mini series.
 
2012-11-09 10:51:47 AM

Bag of Hammers: Marisyana: 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.

That's fine, but then call the movie something else. What was shown in the trailer is so far removed from the book that they could re-name the movie and Max Brooks would not have a case to sue for plagiarism.

But if you're right and this is for folks who did not read the book, then why buy the rights in the first place?


Name recognition. Everyone knows a nerd who likes and has mentioned the book.
 
2012-11-09 10:52:02 AM
Looks more like the movie version of The Passage to me.
 
2012-11-09 10:54:16 AM

Zombie DJ:
Bathia_Mapes: classic slow zombies.

Never understood this argument. The very first zombie we farking see in Night of the Living Dead, runs.


Romero intended them to be ghouls, not zombies. Pop culture determined otherwise.
/Jason didn't shamble until F13 part3
//Pinhead didn't have a name in Hellraiser
 
2012-11-09 11:10:15 AM
How to stop the zombie apocalypse? Easy:

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2012-11-09 11:25:22 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


Pretty much this. That's just reedickoulous.
 
2012-11-09 11:27:32 AM

exploding pork: I'm optimistic. This might be a great movie. However, I don't doubt that it will be a terrible World War Z movie.


This. I'm intrigued by the global disaster take on the genre as opposed to the 5 douchebags on the run where 3 of them die formula.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:34 AM
Ignoring that the movie has absolutely nothing in common with the book...

While zombies as swarming fire ants is... perhaps an interesting idea to explore, it has it's flaws in that I'm not sure human bodies, even crazy zombie human bodies, could generate that much speed and momentum to crash like a tidal wave.

Also, zombies that turn almost instantly after infection (as shown in prior released footage) wouldn't be a worldwide problem. They could easily overwhelm a landmass, but then what? In the book people would turn after the infection killed them slowly, often not even showing symptoms right away, which allowed for infected to board planes and boats. But that couldn't happen with these.

In the book, the zombies could survive under water (and more or less lined the bottom of the ocean eventually), but only because they were undead; they didn't need to breathe. The zombies in the trailer don't look really undead. It's hard to imagine a dead body reanimated moving that fast, even if an infected living body could. So odds are these would fark up one contiinent at most and then be done for, unless the infection happened simultaneously in different parts of the world, which would mean either it was created and released by a villain (which is lame) or a world-wide natural occurance (in which case why are there people who aren't infected?).

Also, this might be because of trailer editing that doesn't actually match the movie, but there was an entire line of traffic to the right of Brad Pitt's car, which somehow vanished with the truck that smashed into the bike cop.
 
2012-11-09 11:51:06 AM

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

The Morningstar Strain trilogy handled this well (I'm sure other books have as well, but this one is fresh in mind): the infection doesn't kill you, so the still living infected are fast "Runners". However, if their body dies, they reanimate as slow "Shamblers". Seems sensible and consistent to me, and makes for a more interesting story overall by varying the threats.

IIRC, in WWZ, the zombies start out as reasonably mobile, not fast because of lack of good coordination, but not entirely slow, either. They slow down as their bodies deteriorate. I think... I may be misremembering because I've been reading a lot of zombie books lately. I've been on a bit of a kick.


My girlfriend and I had a funny conversation after watching Walking Dead this week, about how non-threatening zombies would actually become after time. Even starting out, human incisors and jaw do not seem well equipped for biting off hunks of other people, especially people that aren't going to sit still while you do it. And through a layer of clothing? We don't exactly have the fangs of a predator.

And then, after spending time with their bodies rotting, we figured a zombie trying to take a bite out of you would find that its rotting flesh with the consistency of ever-softening cheese would not win against your living flesh, and their teeth might just as easily fall out instead of succeeding in breaking your skin (or again, clothing).

Of course that wouldn't really make for good horror, but it would be really comical to see a zombie movie where they try to bite a guy through his shirt and jacket and just end up caving in their face.
 
2012-11-09 11:51:29 AM

HallsOfMandos: Imagine if the Lord of the Rings movies had not been about the Fellowship but instead the life of a soldier in Gondor before/during/after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields with a few passing mentions of some halfling on some quest. That's close to what they have done with WWZ from the looks of the trailer.


That actually would make an awesome movie.
 
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