World War Z (2013)
Director: Mark Foster
Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof, J. Michael Straczynski, Max Brooks
Actors: Brad Pitt, Miree Enos, Matthew Fox, Eric West, David Morse, James Dale, Elyes Gabel, Moritz Bredow / Sterling Jeris / Daniella Kertesz
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Horror / Zombie
Region: US / UK / Malta
Release: 2013-06-02 (London premiere) / 2013-06-21 (USA)
Runtime: 116 minutes / 124 minutes (unedited version)
Also known as: Doomsday War (Hong Kong) / Doomsday War (Taiwan) / Doomsday Z War
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 66%
On a quiet morning in Philadelphia without warning, former UN investigator Gary Lane (Brad Pitt) drove a carCarrying his wife Karen (Mireille Enos) and two daughters, Leigh Cher (Abigail Hargrove) and Connie (Sterling Jerins) go out. Unexpectedly, the original happy atmosphere was quickly replaced by panic and death. A series of explosions, fleeing crowds in panic, disorderly car accidents, and zombies gnawing on others, the bustling metropolis fell instantly. Gary tried his best to escape with his wife and daughter, and finally escaped to the aircraft carrier where the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations was located, and then learned that several heads of major powers including the President of the United States had died, and the zombie virus had spread all over the world . In order to prevent the destruction of the world, Gerry was reluctantly ordered to go to the source of the virus with Fassback (Elyes Gabel), a PhD in virology from Harvard, to find a solution to the crisis.
It’s been an almost hopeless and torturous journey, with the fate of the world at stake…
“World War Z” is a 2013 action-horror film directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt. The movie is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks and follows a former United Nations employee, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), as he travels around the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is threatening to destroy humanity.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million worldwide, and was generally well-received by audiences and critics for its thrilling action sequences and suspenseful storytelling. However, the movie also received some criticism for its departure from the source material and for its focus on action over character development.
Despite these criticisms, “World War Z” remains a popular addition to the zombie movie genre and has sparked discussions about the nature of pandemics and the potential dangers of global interconnectedness.