Two or three stars, I don't know...it's somewhere in between, but only because I had such low expectations and the film turned out to be relatively enjoyable with good pacing and kind of an epic scale. For that money the CGI should have been better, c'mon. It's a solid zombie film but very forgettable.
The z stands for ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz. Come on Marc Forster you're better than this. Any 'Walking Dead' episode is better than this. Even the zombies were zombies, i mean without spark. They always put a little twist, but darn this was too much so-so, too lukewarm. Pitt is alright, and the script was ludicrous. Snooze fest.
1 1/2 out of 5 stars. I've never walked out of a movie & if I weren't with my wife I would've left less than halfway through. Its ability to disappoint (& I had low expectations) is surpassed only by its stupidity & dullness. Every character sucked & if the zombies weren't doing raptor impressions I would've rooted for them. The gorier unrated version is somehow more digestible.
Hallelujah arsehole, was this ever bad. Brad Pitt advertisement disguised as a cookie-cutter zombie flick. They basically took body parts from I Am Legend, 28 Days Later, and Contagion, and made a whole new monster. Except they forgot to give him balls: A zombie movie without ANY gore? What the hell?! Who exactly were they trying to protect; parents who take their small child to movies about cannibalism?!
A film about refugee aid and global contingency? Pitt adopts an orphaned immigrant in the first act? Almost remarkable the amount of humanitarian subtext under all the autistic paroxysms of the production. Almost, even, intelligently compassionate.
After rewatching this, I wanted to drink Pepsi. So I bought Pepsi at the store & I drank Pepsi. Then, I was impressd with the fact that Pepsi is fizzy, Pepsi is sweet, Pepsi is delicious.Thank you Pepsi. Very praise to drink you Pepsi. Brad Pitt loves Pepsi, I love Pepsi, Everyone loves Pepsi. No one hates Pepsi. Annihilate all Pepsi Haters like zombi. All hail Pepsi the Invincible. Pepsi ! Pepsi ! Pepsi ! Pepsi !
I'll give him 3 stars because it kept me entertained while I had countless reasons to turn it off. However, it felt overlong, and full of big narrative arrows that weren't nice. It doesn't have the fury of 28 Days/Weeks Later, nor the dry humor of Shaun, but they managed to set the zombies as a really threatening figure.