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2013-12-11 06:20:27 AM  
FTFA: Pitt previously said he'd love to star in a sequel to his hit film as he feels the first movie only touched lightly on the source material written by Brooks.

There's an understatement.
 
2013-12-11 07:47:59 AM  
Yeah, re-title that movie as, "Generic Zombie Movie #219".
 
2013-12-11 08:10:40 AM  
The movie is based on the title of Max Brooks' book 'World War Z'.

FTFTFA
 
2013-12-11 08:53:19 AM  
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2013-12-11 09:07:05 AM  
As a generic zombie movie, it was ok. Better than some attempts, but worse in others (the biggest offense being a PG-13 rating).

Using the title 'World War Z' made it a piece of shiat.
 
2013-12-11 09:14:49 AM  

scottydoesntknow: As a generic zombie movie, it was ok. Better than some attempts, but worse in others (the biggest offense being a PG-13 rating).

Using the title 'World War Z' made it a piece of shiat.


It did.  When I read the books I immediately thought it would make an amazing mini-series on HBO, like Band of Brothers was.  That would let them keep the structure of the books, moving from set piece to set piece with different story tellers.
 
2013-12-11 09:18:44 AM  

enry: FTFA: Pitt previously said he'd love to star in a sequel to his hit film as he feels the first movie only touched lightly on the source material written by Brooks.

There's an understatement.




To continue with the quote: ''I think it lends itself to a couple of [sequels]. We've certainly got enough to mine from the book and enough to pick up, certainly, if this thing works.''
The franchise will not die, just like the zombies, unless you kill them with a headshot and then burn the remains into ashes, just in case.
 
2013-12-11 09:31:01 AM  
Ok, so we are still angry that a movie we all knew wouldn;t be like the books is still not like the books.

We are also annoyed that a director who has made a couple of good films is now the director.

Have we been eating our fiber, because MAN do we sound constipated.
 
2013-12-11 09:32:23 AM  

weddingsinger: scottydoesntknow: As a generic zombie movie, it was ok. Better than some attempts, but worse in others (the biggest offense being a PG-13 rating).

Using the title 'World War Z' made it a piece of shiat.

It did.  When I read the books I immediately thought it would make an amazing mini-series on HBO, like Band of Brothers was.  That would let them keep the structure of the books, moving from set piece to set piece with different story tellers.


And it's not like there would have been a lot of huge, big budget battle sequences.  You'd obviously have Yonkers, Hope and a couple of others but by and large it would be very Walking Dead style.  Small main cast, bunch of extras in makeup and a handful of locations.  Probably would have been a lot cheaper than Game of Thrones.
 
2013-12-11 09:50:53 AM  

weddingsinger: scottydoesntknow: As a generic zombie movie, it was ok. Better than some attempts, but worse in others (the biggest offense being a PG-13 rating).

Using the title 'World War Z' made it a piece of shiat.

It did.  When I read the books I immediately thought it would make an amazing mini-series on HBO, like Band of Brothers was.  That would let them keep the structure of the books, moving from set piece to set piece with different story tellers.


It should have been a multi-part Ken Burns documentary.
 
2013-12-11 09:54:15 AM  
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2013-12-11 10:02:48 AM  
Fans of the books actually went and watched the movie?  You, you are whats wrong with this world.
 
2013-12-11 10:05:02 AM  

orclover: Fans of the books actually went and watched the movie?  You, you are whats wrong with this world.


Nope, waited till it was on Netflix... It was just a generic zombie flix...
 
2013-12-11 10:11:52 AM  

orclover: Fans of the books actually went and watched the movie?  You, you are whats wrong with this world.


Well shiat man, give the people a list of what we can and can't enjoy so we can get right on fixing all the wrongs of the world. You hold the key!
 
2013-12-11 10:23:00 AM  
There were fans of that book? That thing was a steaming pile of crap. The movie was brainless but that isn't worse than a book trying to be "smart" that only wound up being painfully and epically dumb.

/ Hard to pick the worst part of the book
 
2013-12-11 10:25:26 AM  

TheLopper: orclover: Fans of the books actually went and watched the movie?  You, you are whats wrong with this world.

Well shiat man, give the people a list of what we can and can't enjoy so we can get right on fixing all the wrongs of the world. You hold the key!


What he is saying is that "you" KNEW it wasn't going to be like the book, "You" paid to go see it and, funny, you hated it. Just like you thought you would.
 
2013-12-11 10:30:15 AM  
I'm not getting the headline. I liked the two movies this director is known for, The Impossible and The Orphanage, and both have significantly higher rottentomatoes scores than World War Z.
 
2013-12-11 10:36:12 AM  
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2013-12-11 11:05:04 AM  
If they dealt with a unit of soldiers training to fight the hordes, and then their break down as they realize they are doing nothing more day in day out than mindless bashing in of heads and shooting zombies in the face, people who once had lives.

You could flashbacks to their past lives. Perhaps one guy lost a wife, and in the flashbacks we see her wearing a distinct dress as the zombie plague breaks out.

Then he has to shoot a zombie wearing the same dress, after which he breaks down and blows his brains out.
 
2013-12-11 11:18:13 AM  
i'll watch the new film but I'll still get mad its not like the book.

making the zombies runners instead of shamblers took away many good chapters that could have been used from the book.
 
2013-12-11 11:23:12 AM  
I thought it was pretty good, but I've never read the books. But going off of Fark comments from the time, this movie apparently raped my dog.
 
2013-12-11 11:40:38 AM  

sedric: making the zombies runners instead of shamblers took away many good chapters that could have been used from the book.


The really interesting part is how Max Brooks has said in interviews that he hates the very idea of runner zombies.
 
2013-12-11 11:44:54 AM  

Fireproof: sedric: making the zombies runners instead of shamblers took away many good chapters that could have been used from the book.

The really interesting part is how Max Brooks has said in interviews that he hates the very idea of runner zombies.


But if there's one thing we learned, money surpasses artistic integrity.

"I don't want running zombies!"

"What if we throw massive piles of money at you for the rights to do whatever we want?"

"RUN ALL THE ZOMBIES!"
 
2013-12-11 11:46:03 AM  
Crap movie spawns crap sequels because generic over-the-hill actor needs more money.
 
2013-12-11 11:48:00 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Ok, so we are still angry that a movie we all knew wouldn;t be like the books is still not like the books.

We are also annoyed that a director who has made a couple of good films is now the director.

Have we been eating our fiber, because MAN do we sound constipated.


Its fark, if it doesn't fit their narrow view they are pissy, hell by comparison fark makes reddit users appear agreeable by comparison.
 
2013-12-11 11:49:08 AM  

KellyX: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x645]


If you wanted to get into detail, you could make a complete list:

-General idea of a worldwide zombie outbreak
-Using a bike (for about 10 seconds, anyway)
-Israel walls themselves in and allows unbitten refugees
-North Korea uses their total control over their population to their advantage and does better than most places

...That's still about all I can come up with.

/It's like the opposite of the Watchmen movie and GN.
 
2013-12-11 11:51:32 AM  

orclover: Fans of the books actually went and watched the movie?  You, you are whats wrong with this world.


I'm not a fan of World War Z in either form.  Both were alright.  Book moreso.  Neither shared much in common.
 
2013-12-11 11:52:09 AM  

Fireproof: sedric: making the zombies runners instead of shamblers took away many good chapters that could have been used from the book.

The really interesting part is how Max Brooks has said in interviews that he hates the very idea of runner zombies.


I forget who said it(maybe the 28 days guy?) but they said how long you've been dead directly correlates as to how well you can move. Longer dead, slower to move, shorter or freshly dead move faster and it deteriorates quickly so they slow down.

Still sounds like the book should have been a mini series.
 
2013-12-11 12:02:35 PM  

Orgasmatron138: I thought it was pretty good, but I've never read the books. But going off of Fark comments from the time, this movie apparently raped my dog.


I was pleasantly surprised by the film. Having read articles leading up to it about how it was an over-budget disaster I expected the worst. But it was actually pretty good (IMO).

I too never read the book, and I never really got into the zombie genre in general, but the movie played out more like an Outbreak or Contagion.
 
2013-12-11 12:09:00 PM  
Ummm, this is a great director. Both The Orphanage and and Impossible are riveting movies. The exact kind of gut wrenching action the next World War Z needs
 
2013-12-11 12:20:36 PM  

Benjamin Stone: Orgasmatron138: I thought it was pretty good, but I've never read the books. But going off of Fark comments from the time, this movie apparently raped my dog.

I was pleasantly surprised by the film. Having read articles leading up to it about how it was an over-budget disaster I expected the worst. But it was actually pretty good (IMO).

I too never read the book, and I never really got into the zombie genre in general, but the movie played out more like an Outbreak or Contagion.


I liked the round the world chase for a cure. The detective aspect of it helped the movie a lot. We get to learn with Gerry.
 
2013-12-11 12:21:19 PM  
I would have enjoyed the movie more if it had a different title.

I would have enjoyed the movie less if I had paid to see it.

I did pay for and enjoy the audiobook. It's quite good.
 
2013-12-11 12:36:28 PM  

BullBearMS: I did pay for and enjoy the audiobook. It's quite good.


Word.
 
2013-12-11 12:51:18 PM  

Teknowaffle: If they dealt with a unit of soldiers training to fight the hordes, and then their break down as they realize they are doing nothing more day in day out than mindless bashing in of heads and shooting zombies in the face, people who once had lives.

You could flashbacks to their past lives. Perhaps one guy lost a wife, and in the flashbacks we see her wearing a distinct dress as the zombie plague breaks out.

Then he has to shoot a zombie wearing the same dress, after which he breaks down and blows his brains out.


I'd pay to see that.
 
2013-12-11 01:34:30 PM  

jaybeezey: Teknowaffle: If they dealt with a unit of soldiers training to fight the hordes, and then their break down as they realize they are doing nothing more day in day out than mindless bashing in of heads and shooting zombies in the face, people who once had lives.

You could flashbacks to their past lives. Perhaps one guy lost a wife, and in the flashbacks we see her wearing a distinct dress as the zombie plague breaks out.

Then he has to shoot a zombie wearing the same dress, after which he breaks down and blows his brains out.

I'd pay to see that.


Oh, and the handless israeli soldier is the squad leader, and she has various zombie killing attachments for her prosthetic.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:56 PM  
Teknowaffle:

I liked the round the world chase for a cure. The detective aspect of it helped the movie a lot. We get to learn with Gerry.

Yep, you nailed it. I think that's what I was trying to say.

I also liked how the story picked up real quick within the first five minutes or so. They (Pitt's character's family) were just stuck in traffic and then everything went to hell.

With that said, I'll probably wait and torrent the sequel just like I did the original. ; )
 
2013-12-11 02:23:00 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Ok, so we are still angry that a movie we all knew wouldn;t be like the books is still not like the books.

We are also annoyed that a director who has made a couple of good films is now the director.

Have we been eating our fiber, because MAN do we sound constipated.


I'm still upset that the movie is nothing like the books because the books could have been turned into an awesome movie (or, better, TV series).  I do think that TNT might have crushed that problem, though.
 
2013-12-11 03:57:21 PM  

steamingpile: Jim from Saint Paul: Ok, so we are still angry that a movie we all knew wouldn;t be like the books is still not like the books.

We are also annoyed that a director who has made a couple of good films is now the director.

Have we been eating our fiber, because MAN do we sound constipated.

Its fark, if it doesn't fit their narrow view they are pissy, hell by comparison fark makes reddit users appear agreeable by comparison.


DRTFA, but comments make it sound like the new director is George Lucas.
 
2013-12-11 04:10:39 PM  

Benjamin Stone: With that said, I'll probably wait and torrent the sequel just like I did the original. ; )


Douchebags torrent movies and then brag about it online.

/no offense
 
2013-12-11 05:09:52 PM  

peterthx: Benjamin Stone: With that said, I'll probably wait and torrent the sequel just like I did the original. ; )

Douchebags torrent movies and then brag about it online.

/no offense


None taken.

I was just making it up to sound cool...
 
2013-12-11 05:25:07 PM  
Juan Antonio Bayona - Juan Antonio Bayona to direct World War Z sequel

They said Juan Antonio Bayona twice...
 
2013-12-11 06:18:29 PM  

browntimmy: I'm not getting the headline. I liked the two movies this director is known for, The Impossible and The Orphanage, and both have significantly higher rottentomatoes scores than World War Z.


Kind of strange, just watched The Impossible the other night and i really enjoyed it.
 
2013-12-11 08:12:37 PM  

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AGREED! Read the book, then realize how big a piece of shiat the movie was.  World war Z in name only!
 
2013-12-11 08:42:04 PM  
The movie had an ending.  There is no place in that movieverse for a sequel.

/loved the book, liked the movie, hating the damned sequel already
 
2013-12-11 08:50:43 PM  
If they really wanted to make a faithful adaptation of the original book, they'd have to hire Ken Burns to direct.

/Liked the book.
//Enjoyed the movie well enough for what it was.
 
2013-12-11 09:18:30 PM  
I didn't watch it because it looked stupid...plus, I hate "running zombies".  The zombie pyramid and learning that the zombies movements were based off of ants just added to the "stay away" factor.
 
2013-12-11 11:14:57 PM  

Descartes: The movie had an ending.  There is no place in that movieverse for a sequel.

/loved the book, liked the movie, hating the damned sequel already


What if the sequel is just like the book?  The narrator (Pitt) is traveling around the world to interview the survivors who played a key role in the war.  As they are telling the story, we flash back to the scene in question.  The first movie was about a miniscule amount of the war as it was happening right?  They could use some of the other stories in the book to make it pseudo documentary and it would be pretty cool I think.
 
2013-12-12 12:33:25 AM  
Eh, the movie wasn't bad. I'll watch the sequel.
 
2013-12-12 02:10:20 AM  
I really enjoyed the movie. Since I knew it was based on hardly jack from the book, I went in with a different perspective. If you watch it as a live-action Dead Island or Resident Evil 5 flick, it gets a lot better. Also, the scene in the rain when the are trying to refuel was surreal in that it sounded like I was playing a stealth mission on Call of Duty.

I'd watch the sequel happily.
 
2013-12-12 10:03:12 AM  

Teknowaffle: jaybeezey: Teknowaffle: If they dealt with a unit of soldiers training to fight the hordes, and then their break down as they realize they are doing nothing more day in day out than mindless bashing in of heads and shooting zombies in the face, people who once had lives.

You could flashbacks to their past lives. Perhaps one guy lost a wife, and in the flashbacks we see her wearing a distinct dress as the zombie plague breaks out.

Then he has to shoot a zombie wearing the same dress, after which he breaks down and blows his brains out.

I'd pay to see that.

Oh, and the handless israeli soldier is the squad leader, and she has various zombie killing attachments for her prosthetic.


If she comes back and is the main character in the sequel. I will watch that movie. She was pretty awesome in the movie.
 
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