why the ‘World War Z’ movie will suck

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    shiroinohi

    Running zombies. What the shit.

    audsmaud

    Zombies have no limitations until rot sets in. But yea, the CG looks cartoonish. Humans are biologically capable of running up to 40 mph: study
    articles.nydailynews.com/2010-01-26/entertainment/29437012_1_maximum-speed-peter-weyand-limbs

    HoChunk

    They keep cleaning up CGI til the last minute. I’ve seen tons of half-baked work thrown into trailers that wound up looking much, much better by the premiere.

    And I’m probably relying on outdated info, but I thought the fastest Olympic sprinters ran at about 25mph…?

    HoChunk

    Whoops…stand corrected:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footspeed

    GreedyDrunk

    I think calling this movie World War Z was a marketing blunder. Sure it attracted attention but now everyone will be comparing it to the book, and it appears to be nothing like the book.

    I cant stop watching that guy on the right side of the second picture face planting into the wall.

    HoChunk

    If it attracts attention, it’s no “marketing blunder”.

    HoChunk

    Also, not everybody’s read the book.

    GreedyDrunk

    The name will probably only have recognition value to people who have read the book.

    So from a marketing stand point you are trying to get their excitement first to build from there.

    While I agree with you that attention is good, I think positive attention would be better and its not hard to generate interest in zombie movies.

    HoChunk

    Is it really that much of a stretch for someone unfamiliar with the whole thing to see a “World War Z” poster, likely with some other zombie reference (like, I dunno…pictures of zombies) and make the leap to “Oh yeah…this is gonna be about zombies”? And using the name means you’re hitting both the familiar & unfamiliar markets at once. Otherwise, those who’ve read the book might glance at an altered-title ad such “World of the Dead” and just assume it was another George Romero flick. That’s lot of unpiqued interest you’re letting slip away just for the sake of… Read more »

    GreedyDrunk

    hochunk I dont appear to be able to reply to you anymore, I dont know if there is no reply button or I am just blind but either way I will reply here: 1. Your first paragraph is right but you could have named it anything and got the same result from unfamiliar people. 2. Using the name causes expectation. I could make a brilliant movie and call it Transformers but if I make Optimus turn traitor and make Spike a black guy I am going to have fans of the series lining up to tell me I am a… Read more »

    sleepyjoe256

    I couldn’t stop watching that either!
    And I’m pretty sure in that .gif that his brains just explode out of his head and splatter everywhere.

    ColdWarBatman

    I personally can’t wait..

    Korinthian

    At least it’s somewhat of a fresh take on zombies. Might be worth watching.

    Rotatebilly

    It could be one of those “so bad that it’s good” cult hits, only time will tell

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    notspamming

    “water zombies?”
    Nah, probably just using a swarm template.

    Browncoat101

    Dunno, I think it looks good.

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    zerg rush

    natedog

    >zed rush

    HoChunk

    Looks pretty awesome to me. We’ve yet to see stupendously large (as in 1000+) zombie hordes of the fast-moving variety. That last ant-colony-attack shot is brilliant.

    Aquaman43

    i cant tell if you guys are serious or not. ive read the book probably 6 times or more, and this looks fuckin sweet to me man. i do perfer slow zombies, but as audsmaud said, their speed depends on their physical condition ( seems logical ). i mean if a world class soccer player was bitten, died and came back in an hour or so, he’d have to be far faster than my fat ass would. idk. i cant fuckin wait, in fact im gonna read it again tonight.

    tiki god

    this movies has no basis on the book. not a single iota.

    jeffapotimus

    I don’t really see how you could make a movie faithful to the book, anyways. Or what the point would be. I think the whole point of the book was to parody “The Good War” and other oral histories, and to sell more copies of “Zombie Survival Guide”.

    fast

    That is a lot of fucking world class soccer players. Might be some ice climbers, base jumpers…you get the point. Most people couldn’t do a chin up let alone climb a tower of flesh.

    HoChunk

    All the ones that could would quickly move to the front of the pack, like in a marathon…no?

    anon

    I see the GOP has its base all worked up again…

    Luke Magnifico

    I don’t know . I’m still looking forward to it, and I’ll probably go see it one of the first nights it’s out, but a lot of the charm of the book for me at least was that it was a retrospective look at what had happened during and after. From what I’ve heard this pretty much drops that, and basically chronicles Brad Pitt’s race against time to save the world.

    Granted the book would have been impossible to film, but still.

    Aquaman43

    I hear ya Luke. The hook of the book for me, was its “after the fact” documentary style. The perfect approach would be focusing on Pitt as the author/interviewer , but avoiding the “action hero” component.

    fast

    The zombies looks a lot like “I am legend”. That movie took a great short story and fucked it up. Zombies don’t turn into superman.

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    boggart

    you think it gonna suck because it shows fast zombies mindlessly zerging? they got to shamble around and just stop at a wall? not crawl all over each other? show some self-preservation?
    That movie would suck. WWZ looks pretty cool.
    i have read the book and loved it.