Sunday, July 7, 2013
Sunday Ramblings…Movie review and the weekly wrap up!
We went to see World War Z the other day and I really enjoyed it.
If you’ve read the book you need to just forget about it. The movie is loosely based on it at best. While the book focuses more on the political/global aspects of a zombie apocalypse with the Brad Pitt character just facilitating the stories from each country – the movie is all about Brad Pitt finding the cure and saving his family.
If you can let that go and enjoy the movie for what it is, rather than what it isn’t, it’s quite good. The first hour is incredibly creepy and intense. There isn’t a lot of actual gore but that works very well with this movie. The implied threat was way scarier than seeing it.
I thought the second half and especially the abrupt ending floundered a bit. There were a few things that I found completely implausible (I know it’s a zombie movie – but some things were even too implausible for that) Even so the acting was great, and I didn’t even realize 2 hours had passed by.
Most of the movies I’ve seen this summer, including a few of the popular blockbusters, have kept me checking my watch and saying …is it over yet? Please end already!
I still wish they had made a mini series out of the book instead but the movie was a lot of fun.
~ Book Blogger Confessions - Author interactions - Are they good? Bad? Do they influence your reviews?
~ Review: Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett – This UF series just keeps getting better!
~ Waiting on Wednesday: Cipher & Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen
~ Cover reveal and giveaway: Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card
Pick your book summer giveaway! Open to international entries!
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and holiday weekend! XOXO