World War Z movie

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  1. buck135

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    1) This will be, reverse spoiler for those who haven't read it, nothing like the book. Just a stolen title (quite like the above-mentioned Quantum of Solace [though, that was just a short story and not a full novel]).

    Strike one!

    2) Call me a purist or whatever but I'm not, nor have I ever been, a fan of fast zombies. Makes movies feel more action-y, and less horror-y.

    Strike two!

    3) Brad Pitt. I've really become a fan of his lately. Watched the Fincher/Pitt triple-feature last weekend. The dude's nowhere near as bad an actor as some would have you believe.

    Low and outside...ball one! (Gotcha! :p)

    4) The CG zombies were God-awful!!! Were those effects made 10 years ago?!?! Looked to me like the "Burly Brawl" from Matrix Reloaded, and we all know how awesome...er, I mean bad that was.

    Strike three! YERRRR OUT!!!!

    So i had my hopes up for this movie, being a fan of not only the book but the excellent audiobook as well. Then I had my hopes dashed in just two short minutes. Silver lining: Thanks for saving me 10 bucks on a movie ticket!
     
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    Number Six I am not a number...

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    Has there been a zombie movie, great or otherwise, that hasn't been made for a fraction of $175 million?
     
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    Lol. I thought that was a good one. :)
     
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    If I remember correctly, in the novel the zombies weren't just Romero-style shamblers, but the zombie apocalypse played out even slower than in the Romero universe. In Brooks' world it takes a year or longer from the point when patient zero is discovered before the world really starts to fall apart, while in NOTLD it takes just two weeks from the first zombie incidents before shit starts hitting the fan. Of course in the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake it takes less than forty-eight hours.
     
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    I actually laughed at the zombie pyramid. This looks so incredibly bad I might have to see it for shits and giggles.
     
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    If you didn't know this was about zombies, you couldn't tell it from the trailer. The shot with Pitt holding the door shut on the rooftop would have been a great time to show a gory or decayed face in the window. This just looks like crazy people rioting. I'm interested in the potential scale of this, and the CGI will most certainly be improved by release date, but the trailer should scream "ULTIMATE ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER!!" and it doesn't.
     
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    It's not unlike us Americans on Black Friday. :)
     
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    I loved the book, but that being said, I read it years ago and don't remember it as much as I want to. I don't remember the zombies being fast moving and as Zillamon said, if you didn't know it was about zombies, you couldn't tell from the trailer. The "waves" of zombies were a big thing in the book, but I did not picture them like that. That looks RIDICULOUS!! Almost comic! Like all of you, I like that there is big money going into a zombie film, but I want a good one, whereas I like this trailer, knowing it is World War Z, it looks like crap!!
     
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    Where is the CGI that you guys are belly-aching over? The zombie climbing over each other (the only instance I can imagine CGI would have been used in the trailer)? It looks decent to me.

    Do you guys watch Walking Dead? It's rife with CGI, but I like it actually.
     
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    I bailed on the show when AMC fired Darabont. I haven't watched it since.
     
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    This season is amazing so far.
     
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    Buck man, the show is nothing how it once was…it actually has soul; a purpose; an identity. It doesn’t feel like a group of hack actors just going through the motions anymore. The show is easily the best drama on TV. Each episode of this season, almost feels like a season finale to the point where you actually feel exhausted after watching it. And it's mostly character driven, not big explosions or massive amounts of action sequences. Not only that, the intertwining of comic book events with original made-for-TV events is done brilliantly. I recommend you start watching again.

    The CG in The Walking Dead TV show, while noticeable at times, isn’t laughably noticeable. They use camera tricks, practical effects, and other concealing maneuvers to better hide the fact that CG had to be used for not only timing reasons, but as well as budgetary reasons.

    With a budget of $175 million (probably a good portion of the budget going directly towards Pitt) and months of extra shooting, I think it’s fair to expect something a little better looking than what was shown in that trailer.
     
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    Hmm just watched it again hi-def and it looks great to me.
     
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    Thanks Maybrick and Chomp. Perhaps I will give it another shot.
     
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    Looked a little like the Devil May Cry trailers I've seen. I don't know why adaptations "have" to stick to the source material. I don't mind if they use it as a jumping-off point. You'll always have the book or video game or whatever. Let someone else interpret it as he or she may.
     

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