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World War Z (2013)

Posted: June 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hitting big in its first week of showing, the World War Z (2013) movie globally infects the minds of the viewers. Still increasing dramatically in sales, the film entertained people with its version of Max Brooks Novel. The film hasn’t escaped the critic’s opinion as well as the viewer’s point of view. Searching and reading from the net and watching and hearing from TV and radios, here are some of the points that made the movie a great one as well as pointing out some weakness.

Brad Pit performance

An excellent showmanship of acting was once again shown by this veteran actor. His role as a retired United Nation Official and summon to help the government to understand and cure this zombie pandemic, was greatly portrayed. We can expect nothing less from Brad Pit which in this movie has shown a convincing portrayal of a husband and a father of two children.

 A highly expensive FX 

The trailer from its pre-showing promotions tells how expensive the effects of the movie. Watching the movie, viewers will probably tell themselves that the film really gives out a huge amount of money in its production. The animation and 3D’s are done precisely and detailed. Kids can really enjoy the scare and thrill of the film.

Curiosity on how the novel will be theatrically adapted  

The novel has a multitude of personality to tell and lots of third world economic and political instability to show. Those who read and know the book are curious on how the movie adaptation will deliver this story and so they take time to visit the cinemas and see for themselves. Some of the critics stated that the whole story revolves only in the character of Brad Pit, leaving other significant character as associates only of the story. The mission is to find the answer to solve the pandemic. Pit has successfully done the task even though lots of bad things happened and he manages to survive. The film focuses on Gerry Lane Mission but forgetting other characters and issues.

Overall the movie can be said as a valid candidate as an epic contributor in these modern days zombie films. It has the gore, the thrill, the actions, and the mayhem that forms a great zombie story. Of course not to all people will give support to this film but many families can really enjoy watching this film especially for those who had kids.

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With a budget of $3 Million dollars, The Purge movie has awe-inspiringly surpassed it. The film offers a story where crime and violence is legalized for one day. The thrill and suspense of the plot are really intriguing that pulls many viewers to watch it. The trailers seen in many movie-related sites are inviting and leaves the person’s curiosity in an anticipating condition. Gathering some comments, feedback, and thoughts of critics and viewers, I ended up with this general information.

The movie has a great concept

It was a good concept to play and focus on the violence of human nature. Society suppresses this humanness and put order if such act happens to inflict damage and danger to anyone.  The “what if” question really lingers in a person’s mind if he or she can see the trailers of the movie. What if the society allows this violent nature of man to be unleashed even in a day without worrying about legal consequences?  What if the people had the chance to harm, injure, and even kill a person with or without any reason to do so? Some questions are really intriguing that curiosity leads the public to watch the film. The story is new and viewing public got excited.

The movie is just for entertainment

If you have any hatred or anger that wants to burst, this movie can communicate. But the movie does not really have that solid thing to say or do not really address a real social issue. It was created to simply entertain viewers and the story is just a product of the writer’s imagination.

Overused suspense and thrill tactics

Security is in its highest condition, a person shout for help, a child opens the door and mayhem start. This a common suspense tactics used again in this movie. The trailer of the movie says it clearly and from then a viewer can really predict what will happen. This is where the film falls short. It lacks the memorable thrill and all you will see is just an old idea to entertain viewers.

Successfully pull a stand

The film was one of those low budget type movies that take place in one location. The type was more “becoming” on these present days and really had gained favors from many. The Purge was one of these movies that really had that brilliant visual impact.

Great public acceptance

The film really hit the big spot. For a low budget production, it has produced a big say in the film industry and still counting.

 MV5BMTk5MjkxMjUxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODk5ODUwOQ@@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Turn the light’s of, grab some popcorn and try not to throw them at the screen while watching this poorly made sequel of The Last Exorcism.

It would be nice if the viewer has watched the first movie before, because in the sequel there are no enough explanations about the main character, Nell, and her unusual condition. She was possesed by the evil demon Abalam and survived a true hell. In the second movie she is completely disoriented, but she tries to make her life normal, to get rid of the nightmares and thoughts about her ugly past. Nell’s character is actually the only true bond with the first movie. This one is not even a found footage movie, which somehow ruins the thrill that the first movie offered.

But even if we stop comparing those two movies – the directors are different, so it is completely understandable that movies will be, too – there are still many things that make this movie weak.

Firstly, the script is just too regular. There are no any special lines that you will remember or quote.

Secondly, it is directed so stereotypically. There are two kinds of mood in this movie and two tone of voices. Durring the most of the movie, the actors talk using that strained filmy voices, like the ones you can hear in any horror motion picture. The rest of the movie, in the most intente scenes, they yell and scream. And they are doing it great.

I must point out that the music is scary, and mixed with all those screams it really does rip your ears and makes you check are there any monsters under your bed.

So, the movie sounds scary. It has those sudden moments of audio intimidation and most of the viewers will be truly scared in those moments. But movies are not just a matter of soun. Horror movies are not just a matter of screams.

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And horror movies shouldn’t be matter of genre template. Once again we have the example of using that unusual telephone calls, that scary ring tone, unexplainable evil voices on the other side of the phone wire and some bad things that happen right after the scary call. It is some of the details which proves that this movie completely fits in the B-horrors category. And it’s kind of sad when the movie author falls under the influence of some patterns and fails to present unique and fresh ideas.

Still, I don’t think that the whole audience will hate this – we all have the right to love bad movies. Maybe someone is convenient with the predictable plots and motives that repeat in every simillar filmed thing. After all, it depends on the fact why are you watching the movie. If you want a good scary story that you could once retell your friends arround the campfire, you will probably have to make up tons of details to fill the plot holes and scare them. If you are looking for a bit of usually scary fun – that’s what you can get. But that’s all you will get.