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  1. BEER

    BEER bad example

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  2. PBCounty

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    No audio on my work PC but it looks like it could be a winner. I'm down.
     

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    I've never liked fast zombies... I'm more of a slow, lumbering type zombie fan. I can't wait for this movie though.
     
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    The zombies in the trailer are nothing like the ones in the book so disappointing but ill hold judgement till I see it
     
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    I liked the book. This looks like its focusing on the events that led to the zombies taking over, not so much 10yrs after?
     
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    That movies looks like pure Hollywood dumbassery!

    My first hate is that they took a unique concept like a post-event recollection flashback like World War Z and made it a stupid blow up, shoot em up movie.

    My second hate is all the CGI zombie tidal wave ridiculousness. Could it get any more stupid?!

    I won't watch it. As much as I want to support zombie movies so they keep getting produced, I need to send a message. Hollywood producers need to stop making stupid crap and actually grow some balls, break the mold and make something good.
     
  7. BEER

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    haul your ass to hollywood and show em how it's done.
     
  8. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    never read the book, looks exiting to me, cant wait.
     
  9. tsmo1066

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    It may be a good movie, but that is NOT the "World War Z" story enshrined in the book.

    1) WWZ zombies are the slow, lumbering creatures of George A. Romero fame, not sprinting cannibals.

    2) The WWZ story takes place 10 years AFTER a zombie uprising and although it tells a number of survivor stories which include flashbacks and such, it does not ever touch on the central character's own survival story.

    Personally, I though the WWZ movie would have followed the book concept more closely and been shot as a series of 10-20 minute, individual survival stories told from differing perspectives. This looks more like an American version of "28 Days Later".

    I'll go see it, but I harbor no illusions about this being an even remotely close adaptation of the book.
     
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    Not even close to the excellent book.
     
  11. Morris

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    The book, for all the silliness of the zombie genre, was a very good read. Granted, it's a small trailer but I'm seeing very little that ties it to the book.

    Read the book. Worth it because it shows the human perspective in dealing with a world wide crisis, in a dang near plausible story.
     
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    What made the book so special was its completely unique perspective on the whole "zombie apocalypse" theme. Instead of merely dragging the reader through a first-hand tale of survival against all odds, the book looked at how surviving an apex event like a zombie apocalypse would reshape society as a whole. It did this by looking backwards from the perspective of a UN Analyst who, ten years after the fact, is compiling first-hand accounts of a global zombie uprising from different survivors all over the world.

    This movie takes that unique perspective and throws it in the trash, only to replace it with the same, tired, old, worn out "race against time" action movie layout that is already so nauseatingly over-used in this genre.

    The film may turn out to be an OK action flick, but it definitely won't have that special, unique point of view that made the book a true one-of-a-kind.
     
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    I've told folks that the book was one of the rare ones I devoured in a night and it spooked the hell out of me. Well written stuff.
     
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    100% agree with previous posters. Lots of discrepancies from the book based on the short trailer. Will I watch it? Hell yeah.
     
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    Looks like a good film. Don't see much of the book though.

    Just saw a trailer for "Red Dawn". That looks bad. Why couldn't they keep the original concept?
     
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    Hmm, well coordinated, fast zombies? The idea of the zombie has always been that the part of the brain that controls thought and consious is destroyed leaving what is left just being survival instinct. The fine tuning of our motor skills and inteligence comes from the parts of the brain that are destroyed by the virus or bacteria, so basically, a zombie by all respects would not be able to move very quickly, in fact, barely be able to walk. So really, fast moving, well coordinated, and even the idea they can organize or coordinate, well, those wouldn't be zombies exactly. Perhaps just the part of the brain that establishes right from wrong and morality and such being destroyed would turn them into rabid animals, but besides that, I don't see it.

    Wait.... It's Hollywood.
     
  17. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Even though I'm not a fan of fast "zombies", (the traditional, Romero-correct zombie is the only true zombie), I'll still watch it.

    Movies like this and 28 Days/Weeks Later are fun to watch, but if I want an authentic zombie masterpiece, I'll continue watching The Walking Dead.
     
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    WWZ is a movie about zombies, slow moving monsters that never stop without a brain scrambling. They DON'T eff en run you down! Zombies, NOT the infected (the base of the "fast zombie" genre.

    What a way to ruin an awesome book that could have been used almost verbatim, as a great screenplay. Constant changes of scenery with an insidious theme to tie everything together. Wow, that book was a great read. I wish that I hadn't seen the trailer.

    Slow monsters that grind you down are way more terrifying than a bath-salts crazed maniac. Dagg, we already have those in Miami. No imagination required.
     
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    Max Brooks signed off on the movie. I will go with his opinion.
     
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    In the next trailer, a zombie picks up a Glock and it makes a click when he cocks it. And then when the zombie has emptied the mag, the trigger keeps clicking. Just wait.