This is what the ending was supposed to be before the well known re-shoot. Happy they didn't go with this. Spoiler alert kind of.
Here's How 'World War Z' Originally Ended Before the Reshoots | Movie News | Movies.com
Looking forward to seeing it. I love apocalypse movies.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great summer popcorn movie. I do want to read the book, so maybe I'll put that on my birthday list next month.
The original ending in the link above sounds ******* crazy. I'm glad they did the re-write.
I would have preferred the original ending. I think it would better reflect the nasty, gritty nature of how the zombie outbreak rendered peoples lives apart, showing what people are really capable of when hard pressed. Plus, Brad Pitt's revenge would have been that much sweeter.
It's a decent movie, probably a B+. Brad Pitt is obviously the luckiest man on Earth to have escaped all of those desperate situations alive.
Although I haven't read the book, my kids have so I have heard a lot about it. I enjoyed the movie and was sort of surprised I did. The original ending sounds dreadful but does explain why Matthew Fox was hired for what turned into a very small part. I liked some of the scenes that never would have happened with the first ending quite a bit from the movie and it sounds like there would have been endless violent action scenes in the original shoot which I find kind of boring.
I thought it was very enjoyable. Well worth catching on the big screen.
I never read the book, and I went and saw this movie on opening night. I thought it was decent, but I don't think it was worth paying movie theater prices for it. I wish I would have waited for it to come out on RedBox. I just didn't get into this movie. I like good zombie thrillers where I forget I'm even watching a movie until the credits start at the end. This movie I couldn't do it, and actually found myself laughing at it a few times (and not in a good way). Also, the fact that the mutated rabies could infect a human in 14 seconds, or whatever it was is ridiculous. The blood containing the virus wouldn't have even reached the brain in that time frame, let alone propagate enough to create side effects like the urge to bite other humans. If they're going to get so specific with what the disease is then they need to do it in a way that seems plausible, otherwise it's just distracting.
The day after I watched this movie, I rented the movie Warm Bodies from RedBox. That is a zombie movie of a different sort, but it was a 100 times more entertaining than this one.
I've read the book and thought the movie was good.
Highly recommend on the big screen.
Now I feel like playing some DayZ or something.
A lot of the tension in the early part of the book is caused by people getting bitten and their families waiting to see if they get infected, or just flat-out denying that they were going to turn. A 14-second turn around is such a freakin' slap in the face to the source material.
I haven't seen this yet, but I'm starting to think that this is going to make "Starship Troopers" look like a completely faithful adaptation of the book to the screen by comparison.
Also.. a bit disappointing that this was a pg-13 movie. You can tell the places they held back to get that rating. I think it took away from the film.