Genre : Horror/Actie
Country : USA
Brad Pitt : Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos : Karin Lane
Daniella Kertesz : Segen
Fana Mokoena : Thierry Umutoni
David Morse : Ex CIA-agent
Gerry Lane, a family man and researcher at the United Nations, and his family have a carefree existence. Suddenly the world is ravaged by a plague caused by a mysterious infection, turning whole populations into mindless, bloodthirsty zombies. After escaping the Apocalypse one can convince Lane to investigate how the disease could occur. What follows is a relentless global search and Lane has to defy terrible dangers so he can find a solution before the whole human race is doomed.
Quote : Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity or weakness, that’s just human nature.
The movie looks like “I am Legend“, but on a higher level. I thought it was an exciting and wonderful action disaster movie to sit back and watch it from your couch, with a bowl of salted peanuts, on a Friday night. The zombie concept plays a major role but ultimately it’s not a real zombie movie. Where a zombie movie emphasis on bringing the pictures as gross as possible (dismembering human individuals f.e.), WWZ emphasis on the visualization of the mass hysteria that was caused by a rapidly spreading deadly virus. In my view, these shots were magnificent visualized at certain times. The mass moving like running water and how a group of brainless zombies are jumping at everything while chattering with their teeth. For me, the term zombie was shown in a very different way. And it was a very successful way eventually.
1. The totally unnecessary part with the young scientist who shot himself through the head after a slip in a rather dorky way.
2. The role that Israel supposedly played. First I thought it was a critical look at the state Israel. It looked as if they premeditated completed the protective wall. Sounds a bit the same as the rumors that apparently they warned their employers in the Twin Towers before the disaster happened. I must admit that the images of the accumulating zombies provided hallucinatory images.
3. The seemingly impossible quest for Patient Zero by Brad Pitt goes quite smoothly.
ClearlyI found it a very fine film. And if it would ever come to a global pandemonium, but not with zombies but a kind of Ebola version that rapidly spreads around , I already have a bit of a visual view of how things will turn out then !