Sunday, June 23, 2013

#16 Movie Review: World War Z ❤

Last week, I had a chance to watch the premiere screening of World War Z in 3D with the rest of the bloggers and churpers at Tropicana City Mall. Got there pretty late as I finished work pretty late. I was the last person to collect my tickets. So you know that I would be sitting on the first row. Sitting on the first row was ok for me but not in 3D glasses. Wanted to go back straight away after collected my ticket but I met Kelly and Cindy while heading to cinema. Kelly was watching alone and she offered me to sit with her because I was watching alone. Thank you for your kindness, Kelly. Now I can still comfortably at the few rows behind in 3D glasses. (:

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Synopsis
Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee  with his family sit in a heavy traffic in Philadelphia while the radio reports on a rabies outbreak that has spread internationally. They are attacked by masses of zombies, and those bitten become zombies as well. The Lanes narrowly escape and flee to an apartment complex to be extracted by a helicopter sent by Gerry's former UN colleague, Thierry. 

The family reaches the helicopter and are taken to a US Navy ship off the coast of New York, where a team of analysts and military personnel are analyzing the scope of the worldwide outbreak. A virologist, Dr. Fassbach, argues that the plague is a virus, whose origin must be found in order for a vaccine to be developed. The naval commander tells Gerry that, because of his expertise as a former UN investigator, he is to investigate the virus and help Fassbach find the source of the outbreak. Reluctantly agreeing for the sake of his family's staying on the ship, Gerry leaves on a plane for the military base in South Korea.

Arriving at the Camp Humphreys at Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do in South Korea, where the word "zombie" was supposedly first used in reference to the outbreak, they are attacked and Fassbach accidentally kills himself. At the base, Gerry learns from the commander that the zombies are attracted to noise. The commander also informs Gerry of a local who was found foaming at the mouth that bit a doctor and shows him to a room of incinerated bodies, where they, the soldiers, first saw the outbreak. An imprisoned CIA traitor tells Gerry to go to Jerusalem, where leader Jurgen Warmbrunn has established a safe zone just before the outbreak was officially acknowledged, implying Israel might have had prior knowledge.

Heading to Jerusalem, Gerry meets Warmbrunn, who explained that Israel's intelligence service, Mossad had months earlier intercepted communications from army general in India, which stated that Indian troops were fighting the "undead". With this knowledge and using a program implemented to prevent Israel being caught off guard, as in past conflicts, a quarantine is established, and they are letting uninfected civilians in. Due to loud noises coming from within the zone however, thousands of infected on the other side of the wall begin piling onto each other and climb over. Chaos erupts, and Gerry's escort soldier, Segen, is bitten. Gerry immediately cuts off her hand to prevent her from turning and they escape on a plane as Jerusalem falls to the infected.

Contacting Thierry, they are diverted to Cardiff to a World Health Organization research facility to assist in finding a cure. On the plane, a stowaway zombie attacks, resulting in Gerry throwing a grenade at the back of the plane. The explosion depressurises the cabin causing everyone to be sucked out. The plane crashes with Segen and an injured Gerry as the only survivors. 

The duo arrive at the facility, where Gerry deduces that the infected do not bite people who are ill and therefore unsuitable as hosts for viral reproduction. He volunteers to test a terminal but curable pathogen on himself to see if his idea works. But the wing that the pathogens are stored is filled with zombies, after one of the doctors accidentally infected himself and his colleagues. Gerry makes it into the vault with the pathogens and injects himself with one. He is able to return to the main lab due to the pathogen "camouflaging" him from the zombies. The doctors rejoice at the discovery and treat him immediately after his safe return.

Gerry returns to his family in a safe zone in Nova Scotia. A "vaccine" derived from deadly pathogens is developed that would act as camouflage for the troops battling the infected, and for fleeing civilians. The footage then shows offensives beginning; humanity now has hope.

Review
Overall the movie is not bad. Just some of the scenes are too quick that I did not able to catch up. I do not really like Brad Pitt's hairstyle in this movie. Anyway, he is still hot to me. :P I also enjoyed the final scene where Brad Pitt volunteers himself to test a curable pathogen on himself. What a big sacrifice of himself. *aww* As for the 3D effects, the effects weren't good and the 3D glasses were damn painful. I prefer to have it in 2D instead.

Rate of the movie: 4/5. 

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