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    I read the book a few months back and loved it. The movie has taken an obvious detour from the book but the movie does look awesome. The book does a great job showing how various governments react to extreme emergencies and how some are behind the curve and get overrun. You could really take out a lot of the zombie stuff and just have it be a different form of outbreak/emergency and the message would still be great and entertaining.

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    I'm personally excited for this movie, even though I know it appears to be quite the departure from the book.

    Why? Because, at least by the trailer, it appears to have some focus on the immediate government and military response to an outbreak. Almost every zombie movie has only ever been the small group of survivors trying to, well, survive. There's nothing wrong with that, but they all generally sidestep the fact that every government's armed forces would be going full tilt at these things. They either take the road of it having been so long the military collapsed, or ignores them all together.

    It should be exciting to see some heavier hardware on the scene of a zombie outbreak instead of the of the usual dude with a shotgun and goof with a katana that they are somehow an expert with.
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    Soooo, we draw the line of believability at 'fast' zombies?
    Dang it Hollyweird, you had me believing about dead reanimation until you made em all Carl Lewis and stuff. Done with you now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    I read the book a few months back and loved it. The movie has taken an obvious detour from the book but the movie does look awesome. The book does a great job showing how various governments react to extreme emergencies and how some are behind the curve and get overrun. You could really take out a lot of the zombie stuff and just have it be a different form of outbreak/emergency and the message would still be great and entertaining.

    I read somewhere that the author Max Brooks (I believe) is Mel Brooks' son.
    It is Mel's son.
    I love the fact that the book basically took a 'That koombaya crap don't work in the real world' approach. Thinking it would be a little too anti-socialist for the mainstream media to make much like the book. Hope they keep the part about the female downed pilot. That was pretty good-- and the underwater zombie attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inter9 View Post
    Looks pretty good. Gives me the I am Legend feel as far as the zombies, not a walking dead type zombie lol.
    I'm sorry these are 1000x worse than I Am Legend zombies... they're out during the day and scaling walls like ants!!!

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    Was tired of zombie stuff and ignoring it for a while, but lately I'm getting back into Zombie films/shows. Not a fan of Brad these days, but the preview looks pretty cool. Fast zombie's are scarier than traditional slow ones cause you can't just out run them anymore... lol. I still think Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead are best. Guess I like some comedy with zombies.

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    World War Z - Brad Pitt's New Zombie Movie

    a great book.

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    Indeed. As rammerjammer mentioned, the book is quite a bit more about the social and political reactions to an "outbreak," and the physical and moral choices that must be made, and how different governments and individuals go about making those choices. It is at least as much social commentary (and in some places outright satire) as it is "zombie eat brains" book, though there are some truly terrifying scenes of zombie creepiness. I highly, highly recommend the book.

    All that said, the book as written is basically un-filmable. It follows a dozen different stories, all over the world, with almost all of the characters never having anything to do with one another. It is an "oral history," which translates into a score or so folks - from junior enlisted soldiers to computer-geek teens to world leaders - telling their personal stories as they remember them. It would make a GREAT mini (or not-so-mini) series, but as a stand alone film it required a lot of re-working. Unfortunately (in my opinion, anyway), the screenwriters have basically ditched EVERYTHING in the book save, perhaps, some minor details, and created an entirely different movie. My only REAL problem with that is that now World War Z has been made, so any chance of actually having the book translated into some sort of visual medium is lost. And that's a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Indeed. As rammerjammer mentioned, the book is quite a bit more about the social and political reactions to an "outbreak," and the physical and moral choices that must be made, and how different governments and individuals go about making those choices. It is at least as much social commentary (and in some places outright satire) as it is "zombie eat brains" book, though there are some truly terrifying scenes of zombie creepiness. I highly, highly recommend the book.

    All that said, the book as written is basically un-filmable. It follows a dozen different stories, all over the world, with almost all of the characters never having anything to do with one another. It is an "oral history," which translates into a score or so folks - from junior enlisted soldiers to computer-geek teens to world leaders - telling their personal stories as they remember them. It would make a GREAT mini (or not-so-mini) series, but as a stand alone film it required a lot of re-working. Unfortunately (in my opinion, anyway), the screenwriters have basically ditched EVERYTHING in the book save, perhaps, some minor details, and created an entirely different movie. My only REAL problem with that is that now World War Z has been made, so any chance of actually having the book translated into some sort of visual medium is lost. And that's a shame.
    Never underestimate Hollywood when it comes to "resurecting" already done stories. He he he, pun definitly intended. If it does well, or bombs, either could be a reason for a reboot. Just look at the Hulk, and Spiderman for the two extremes.

    And I hate fast zombies too. I feel like I would have a chance against the slow guys. Stealth, strategy and intelligence might get you by. With the fast guys, you really don't have much chance. Plus, I would think it is less plausible possibility... :)
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    Another movie that I will gladly miss.

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    Fast zombies are scary! Whats with the wave of zombies breaking on the sidewalk?
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    Also, do the fast zombies decay away faster? If we are talking long term, they will decay away eventually, right? So do the fast guys deteriorate faster?
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