Movie Monday ~ World War Z

Welcome back to the week and your regularly scheduled program.  I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend!  I am currently on vacation (yay) and in Roanoke with the parental units for a much needed few days of NOTHING.  Today on Movie Monday I am reviewing World War Z starring Brad Pitt.  I think this is probably one of the best 'zombie' movies I have seen since 28 Days Later.

This movie has been out for a few weeks already, so I'd be very interested to hear your opinions on it if you have seen it.  For those of you who haven't seen it, you probably think it's an icky zombie flesh eating movie.  This is not your typical zombie movie; at least not in my opinion.  Usually you just see people in zombie movies trying to stay alive.

World War Z kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  You can ask my dad. I had to tell him to hush a few times.  It doesn't waste anytime and the action starts right off the bat.  We see news coverage of feral animals, dead dolphins, a possible rabies outbreak - everything that gives the hint of a disaster movie. Gerry (Brad Pitt) and his family are driving through downtown Philly and are stuck in traffic. All of a sudden a motorcycle cop speeds by taking Gerry's side view mirror clean off the car and a garbage truck plows through the traffic before finally flipping over.  Then, of course, people start freaking out and running in every direction.  The intensity hits you like a bolt of lightening and then suddenly you see them, but it's very subtle.  These human-like creatures with crazy eyes and veiny-graying skin are biting and mauling people.  Chaos errupts!  But how did this happen?  Was it a virus?  Where did it come from?  Gerry is a retired UN soldier who is approached by his old boss to "save the day."  In order to keep his family safe he agrees to go on a mission to find the first victim in Korea.  And so it begins - the search to find a "cure" or at least a way to survive these creatures, besides just hiding from them.

I thought Brad Pitt did a great job in the film.  Not only was he the star, but also one of the producers on the project.  He's one of those actors that is very choosey with his roles.  He was great in Moneyball, Inglorious Bastards (one of my favs), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Meet Joe Black, Spy Game (another fav with Robert Redford), the list could go on.

I definitely recommend it as a movie to see in the theater.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.