Ok I’m gonna start this off by saying I didn’t read the book. I have no idea what happened in the book, and therefor have no idea if it coincided with what happened in the movie. But I heard that the movie was very different from the book, so if you’re a big fan of the book maybe don’t go see it. However, if, like me, you’re looking for a movie to see on a Friday night, or are a big zombie fan, this is a good one. It’s one of the most original zombie movies I’ve seen in a while. It breaks away from a lot of conventions by having the government act as good guys, and it’s refreshing not to have it begin post-apocolypse. Now, I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s actually kinda optimistic, which you don’t see a lot of nowadays. What kind of world do we live in where a zombie movie is hopeful and uplifting, and a Superman movie is bleak and depressing? But let’s talk about what I didn’t like. First off, Brad Pitts stupid family. I don’t care about his family. They don’t do anything the whole damn movie. They just exist so Brad Pitt has something to care about. They’re just there to try to force emotion out of you. There’s enough emotion in this movie without the filmmakers shoving Brad Pitts family in your face every ten minutes just to remind you “oh, look he cares about his wife and kids, d’awww….”. Also I felt the dialogue was kind of badly written. I caught several moments when they use the “tell don’t show” rule. But this movies biggest problem is its repetitiveness. The entire movie is one 35 minute long scenario playing out 6 times. The whole thing felt like an N64 game. Level 1: Newark. Objective: Get to Rooftop. Level 2: South Korea. Objective: Get to the Plane. And so on, and so on. A few individual scenes are good, but overall this movie was repetitive and easily forgettable. If you’re looking for something to go see, this isn’t a bad place to spend your money, but I probably wouldn’t ever watch it again.
Overall Rating: 28 Days/10