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2012-11-09 01:18:34 AM  
4 votes:
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
2012-11-09 12:17:27 AM  
4 votes:
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.
2012-11-08 08:27:16 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 01:18:23 AM  
3 votes:
so they remade Matrix Revolutions and replaced the sentinels with zombies... got it.
2012-11-08 11:18:38 PM  
3 votes:
I can only hope this will finally cause Zombie Overkill and people let the whole damn thing die.
2012-11-09 12:11:13 PM  
2 votes:
My opinion of zombie movies.
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2012-11-09 06:52:33 AM  
2 votes:
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 06:46:27 AM  
2 votes:
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 03:58:59 AM  
2 votes:
YOU CANNOT HAVE SUSPENSE AND FAST ZOMBIES.
2012-11-09 03:33:13 AM  
2 votes:
So are the zombies liquid metal now or what hell is going on with this trailer?
2012-11-09 03:32:21 AM  
2 votes:
The CGI zombies look like the swarming orcs doing battle in Lord of the Rings from 10 years ago. Except worse.
2012-11-09 03:03:59 AM  
2 votes:
Imagine the tension: The US Army stages their stand in Yonkers. The horde is funneling towards them, slowly, slowly. The jets fly overhead and deploy the flechette bombs. The horde keeps coming, slowly. The tanks blast away, and Zacks crumple. Then they get back up, and come, slowly. The soldiers open fire, steady, controlled. Land Warrior feeds give everyone the on-the-ground view. They keep coming. The ammo runs low... wait, this isn't how it was planned. The horde stretches on for miles. The ammo is almost gone. What? Zack is behind the front lines?! Someone's down, where are they coming from? Oh God!

or I guess we can just have a buncha fast zombies. 'Cause those are cool or something, so fark it.
2012-11-09 02:41:22 AM  
2 votes:

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.


Good lord, zombies running on meth and Red Bull!

I think these zombies have a hive mind. And for a lot of months since the first two scripts were leaked, 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.
2012-11-09 02:40:00 AM  
2 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: The biggest problem with these CGI trailer, is that the CGI isn't finalized...or completed. Remember how people were biatching about The Hulk in the early Avengers Trailers?

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


Actually, most monsters are just personified archetypes of various human traits and emotions.

Zombies are multilayered metaphors representing one or more of a litany of external forces including inevitability, mortality, insurmountable opposition and abandonment of principles.

While not true for all zombie or monster stories, it is because of these that most monster stories focus on the defeat (control) of the monster (trait or emotion).

... zombie stories on the other hand usually surround themselves with the theme of survival in the face of the external force... so much so that many end exactly where they begin with little having been accomplished aside from a brief reprieve to ponder those that did not survive or those that sacrificed themselves so others could.

/love me some zombie stories
2012-11-09 02:35:39 AM  
2 votes:
WWZ wasn't well suited to being made into a movie. But it might have made a half decent TV series. You know, if someone else hadn't made their own post-zombie apocalypse TV series.

This looks like the sort of adaptation The Moon is a Harsh Mistress would receive.
2012-11-09 01:54:42 AM  
2 votes:
The biggest problem with these CGI trailer, is that the CGI isn't finalized...or completed. Remember how people were biatching about The Hulk in the early Avengers Trailers?

My problem it's a farking Zombie movie. Stupidest concept for a monster ever.
2012-11-09 12:10:36 AM  
2 votes:
These zombies look like they came out of a poorly done video game from about 10 years ago.
2012-11-08 07:52:18 PM  
2 votes:
Yikes, looks like they destroyed the book.
2012-11-09 06:34:06 PM  
1 votes:
Max Brooks should have gotten his dad to direct the movie.

How fun would that have been?
2012-11-09 12:43:36 PM  
1 votes:

nitefallz: verbaltoxin: SwissArmyGnome: Imagine the tension: The US Army stages their stand in Yonkers. The horde is funneling towards them, slowly, slowly. The jets fly overhead and deploy the flechette bombs. The horde keeps coming, slowly.

This is where the books lost me. Max Brooks didn't even bother to do basic miliary research for his novel.

Ever see a JDAM? It looks like this.

No zombies get up from that. What you have is a pile of rubble and zombie goo. The Battle of Yonkers would've been over in about half an hour, with humans the victor. Brooks made the military dumber so the tension would be greater. Then he went and wrote
the part about the Army using line infantry tactics to fight the zombies.

Not really in the mood to argue but the book specifically addresses this. For any zombie not completely blown to smithereens, or goo, it continues to advance. The damage from concussion waves and shrapnel do minimal damage to the horde.


The book DOES NOT address this. Penetrating the cranium with an axe kills a zombie. But shattering/vaporizing the cranium with high explosives or penetrating it with shrapnel don't kill them? It's stupid. But it fit into the various social and political themes and messages he wanted to advance, so he wrote around it.

No harm, no foul. It's entertainment, not journalism or science.
2012-11-09 12:40:09 PM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: SwissArmyGnome: Imagine the tension: The US Army stages their stand in Yonkers. The horde is funneling towards them, slowly, slowly. The jets fly overhead and deploy the flechette bombs. The horde keeps coming, slowly.

This is where the books lost me. Max Brooks didn't even bother to do basic miliary research for his novel.

Ever see a JDAM? It looks like this.

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And when it blows up, it looks like this.

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And this is how they're deployed:

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No zombies get up from that. What you have is a pile of rubble and zombie goo. The Battle of Yonkers would've been over in about half an hour, with humans the victor. Brooks made the military dumber so the tension would be greater. Then he went and wrote the part about the Army using line infantry tactics to fight the zombies.


Listen or read that part again.

The JDAM's totally blow the shiat out 4,000 or so zombies.

That left about 800,000 behind them... and the ordinance was gone. That was the problem.

They tried to shock and awe something that could be neither shocked, nor awed.
2012-11-09 12:06:26 PM  
1 votes:

solyhhit: I love people that say "quit whining" and "suck it up".

This is the Interwebs. WTF else is it good for?


Cat pictures and porn.
2012-11-09 10:52:02 AM  
1 votes:
Looks more like the movie version of The Passage to me.
2012-11-09 10:45:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:10:52 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:40:33 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:20:39 AM  
1 votes:
Zombies are stupid. All of them. So fncking sick of zombies. Just stop it already. All of you!
2012-11-09 08:17:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:01:34 AM  
1 votes:

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


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

Gigli was a cinematic blight.
2012-11-09 07:44:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:34:19 AM  
1 votes:
Zombies do not have super speed and super strength.
Zombies are not part spider, part monkey.
That is all.
2012-11-09 07:30:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:08:38 AM  
1 votes:
Fark you hive-mind haters. I think it looks cool.
2012-11-09 06:56:50 AM  
1 votes:
Couldn't care less about the book and this looks farking epic.
2012-11-09 06:49:42 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:17:38 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:11:16 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:10:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 04:32:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:46:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:21:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:20:05 AM  
1 votes:
I miss the days of sparkly vampires.
2012-11-09 03:09:41 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:01:05 AM  
1 votes:

sonorangal: Why does this remind me of "War of the Worlds" meets "I am Legend"? Hollywood out of ideas?


It's funny you say that because my thought during the trailer was "So the first half of war of the worlds, but with zombies instead of aliens".
Poe
2012-11-09 02:56:34 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 02:54:37 AM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: From the trailer, it looks like they just went with a fast-paced, movie-length version of The Walking Dead. With badly CGI'd zombies and Inception's score.


As someone who has read the book 8 times (and picks it up for light vignette reading to get to sleep), it looks more like they smooshed 3 of the American survivor stories together into a single narrative (the marine, the little girl whose family fled to Canada, and the gov't consultant who wound up doing resource control) with a few brief scenes that were set in other areas of the world in the book peppered in for flavor.

I'm reserving judgement until I've seen the movie and how well it adapts those three stories into each other, but even if it is good, I can't help but agree with the general consensus that overall it would have been better as a miniseries.

/Then again, they could be setting this up for a movie franchise.
//Because Hollywood needs to eat all the dicks and DIAF.
2012-11-09 01:18:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 book was a different look at the zombie story. Everything preceding was 1)ZOMBIES! 2)Identify protagonist(s), 3) Adaptation/survival plotline, and 4) follow protagonist to end of book. Season generously with zombie attacks and deaths of secondary characters. *Suggested but not required: Someone has to kill freshly-zombified former member of group.

WWZ was like a post-apocalyptic Canterbury Tales. A reporter gathered stories of a dozen or so survivors, from all over the world, and from all walks of life. A computer geek, a decorated war general, a teenager abandoned at age 6 to fend for herself in the middle of the outbreak, a shady pharmaceutical rep, a Marine on the zombie front line, etc. And each vignette was emotional and gripping. The war general describing how a former maid needed to instruct her former employer on how to sanitize things, a Marine w/obvious PTSD recounting how the Army's state-of-the-art tech was useless, the zillionaire who thought he had a zombie-proof bunker until it got overrun, etc.

From the trailer, it looks like they just went with a fast-paced, movie-length version of The Walking Dead. With badly CGI'd zombies and Inception's score.
2012-11-09 01:06:26 AM  
1 votes:

Raharu: 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.

Mother farker.


There is no God.

/Not sarcasm
//Hyperbole? Okay, guilty.
///But f*in Lindelof? After the travesty that was Prometheus? Ugh.
2012-11-09 01:01:48 AM  
1 votes:

Bladel: Other than the title, what does this have in common with the book?


It really doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I don't think WWZ was a household name that they could bank on, like Stephen King or someone (who knows what it's like to have books turned into movies by name only).

World War Z could be a great HBO series or something. It's so very far different from something like Walking Dead that it wouldn't feel like a ripoff. This looks like Walking Dead with faster and more more more zombies.

Why not just keep the documentary feel of the book at least, even if you screw all the rest of it up?
2012-11-09 12:41:29 AM  
1 votes:

Bladel: Other than the title, what does this have in common with the book?


I'll bet some of the characters have the same names. ;)
2012-11-09 12:37:39 AM  
1 votes:
Other than the title, what does this have in common with the book?
2012-11-09 12:12:10 AM  
1 votes:

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 appears to be NOTHING like its namesake (I won't even say source material).

WWZ is a series of vignettes. Some touching, some funny, some scary, but all different.

This is a single themed action/horror movie.

I'll probably go see it, I just wish they had called it something else... if for no reason than people will watch it and think that they can skip the book.
2012-11-09 12:02:05 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-08 11:33:32 PM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-11-08 11:08:08 PM  
1 votes:
So why do we hate this now? Admittedly I'm a little zombied-out but this looks like it has good production values anyway.
2012-11-08 11:04:57 PM  
1 votes:
Not just fast zombies. Fast obviously CGI zombies. ::sigh::
2012-11-08 10:46:24 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Wait until they start throwing around phrases like "survival porn".
2012-11-08 08:28:02 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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