Frankenstein on drugs!


I've never seen zombies so fierce with such agility. They run like werewolves and having a strength of a vampire. Were they on drugs? I mean, as if they have suddenly swallowed more than a heaps of E (Ecstacy - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) for that matter.

I am not really a fan of Frankie although I must admit I've watched Nights of the Living Dead, Zombie Land, Warm Bodies and ofcourse the phenomenal series The Walking Dead. These movies/series I have mentioned have something in common, common in a way that a zombie should be. You know, a typical one that walks in slow-motion.

Can you imagine my shock when zombies in World War Z outrun a helicopter, Jeebus! Well, WWZ although based on the book with the same title, the movie version diverges from the original source after going through an enormous amount of rewriting and reshooting. But the good news, Forster and Pitt - the producer although with some conventional passages and soft ending, still it brings smart, fast-moving thrills for a zombie genre. Not to mention Pitt's solid performance.

The story revolves around a former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Lane was called back into duty to help find the cure for the outbreak. The plan is to travel back to the place where the virus first manifested. The source, understands its cause and perhaps finds the cure.

The movie open with Lane's family inside an SUV stuck in a traffic in downtown Philadelphia when suddenly an explosion was heard and followed by motorcycles cops whizzing. Garbage truck colliding through cars and people running with terrified expression.

Then, there's a human-looking creature with disintegrating flesh and a scary wide eyes, rampaging on the street and started biting and mauling people resulting to a general mayhem. A minute later after the bite those victims were transformed into very same being.

Over all if you haven't read the book, this movie is a wow. And even if you read the book, for the sake of entertainment, World War Z is decent.

I myself enjoyed it. I love the scene when zekes/zombies mount on top each other feverishly falling and scrambling up again until they get over the top of wall after hearing a joyous crowd singing at the other end of the wall.

And ofcourse that helicopter scene as if every zombie went feral like a wolverine.


Even falling leaves..
has its own story to tell, ikaw ano ang kwentong alamat mo?

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