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Posted: 6/18/2013 7:48:14 AM EDT
I know it has premiered in a few places already and I have heard some reviews (mixed) but does anyone have a REAL opinion of the movie yet?
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 5:58:55 AM EDT
Come on, someone has to have seen it by now.....
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 11:52:46 AM EDT
I am going to see it tonight or tomorrow. I can't wait
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 1:25:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2013 1:26:18 PM EDT by Dead-As-Dillinger]
Saw it this morning.

I went in with really low expectations because of all the re-writes/re-edits but I was pleasantly surprised.

If you go in not comparing it to the book I think you will walk away happy.

The third act seemed a bit far fetched but I appreciated the originality of it.

Also it was fun catching all the Zombie Video Game references in the movie.

I caught:

Click To View Spoiler

I was at the 10:30 AM show and it was sold out. The last time I saw a Zombie movie on opening day weekend was Dawn of the Dead (2004) and there were about a dozen people in the theater. It's kind of crazy how much the zombie genre has caught on.

/edit: my one major complaint would be the PG rating. There is one scene that was obviously cropped to guarantee the PG.
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 4:21:20 PM EDT
WTF a pg horror film I think makes it stand on one leg alone. I guess I will see once it is on blu ray.
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 6:22:31 PM EDT
I'll wait for the blue ray.
Online preview reviews were mostly negative, but reviews of the finished movies (so far) are mostly "eh, not bad".Still, I'll put my faith in arfcom's zombie forum members for a proper review.
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 7:32:41 PM EDT
I went to see it today.  Don't compare it to the book and you will be happier.  I rather liked it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 12:40:16 PM EDT
I just got back from the afternoon showing.   I thought it was excellent.  Definitely not the book version but very well done.  I will surely buy it
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 12:42:12 PM EDT
I predicted zombies would go mainstream when TWD was a hit.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 2:05:07 PM EDT
Wife and I saw it earlier today , we both really liked it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 2:54:23 PM EDT
Just got back from seeing it in the UK. Saw it in 3D, wish I saw it in 2D but it wasn't showing in 2D. Thought it was rather good. Exciting from beginning to end. I liked it better than the book but as everyone else pointed out, it was very different.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 8:13:15 PM EDT
I liked it myself,
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 11:45:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dead-As-Dillinger:
The third act seemed a bit far fetched but I appreciated the originality of it.


It's a movie about zombies...
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 11:00:59 AM EDT
i really enjoyed it.

Think there might be another?
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 1:22:27 PM EDT
loved it
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 2:08:48 PM EDT



Originally Posted By GHILLIE:


I went to see it today.  Don't compare it to the book and you will be happier.  I rather liked it.


I saw it a few hours ago and I concur. Do not compare it to the book, it shares a title and that's about it.

 
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 5:35:40 PM EDT
I said I wasn't going to go see it in the theater but I did anyway.  As others have said, it's nothing like the book.  I really liked the book.  The movie was alright.  I'm guessing they may make a sequel.  I just can't believe how different it was from the book.
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 6:08:46 PM EDT
I liked it
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 8:13:47 PM EDT
Saw it tonight. Way to much talk & medical stuff.

Not enough bullets, grenades & nukes getting slung around.




I give it 2 "Meh" zombie faces
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 9:09:21 PM EDT
What kind of movie do you like?

Do you want all action, no plot, random blood and gore, etc etc? Don't go see it.

Do you want decent acting, a nifty plot twist, and some pretty legit action scenese? See it.

I thought it was really good, and I'm a zombie movie buff. It doesn't follow the novel, but it stands on it's own within the same world. ((I don't know how a movie could follow the book... Just sayin.))

Final Thought: Fuck Fast Zombies.... I'd just off myself in that sort of ZPoc.
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 9:16:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wildfowl:
I know it has premiered in a few places already and I have heard some reviews (mixed) but does anyone have a REAL opinion of the movie yet?


I was EXTREMELY disappointed, as I am certain everyone else who read the book is.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 12:55:43 AM EDT
It seems like those zombies were engineered.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 9:44:14 AM EDT
Saw it with my daughter last night and we liked it. Also nice to see that it was PG-13, not many movies can take kids to anymore, most have so much unnecessary nudity & foul language now days.

Sure beats the majority of Z flicks coming out, I cant watch the chiller / sci fi channel crap.

Funny to me that some complain about unrealistic plots etc, this is a ZOMBIE movie you know.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 1:13:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stutterer:
Originally Posted By wildfowl:
I know it has premiered in a few places already and I have heard some reviews (mixed) but does anyone have a REAL opinion of the movie yet?


I was EXTREMELY disappointed, as I am certain everyone else who read the book is.


Nope, I read the book & enjoyed it, watched the movie & enjoyed it, the only thing the 2 have in common is the title.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 6:42:48 PM EDT
I saw it this evening, it was alright I guess.
I prefer the walking dead.
I did however like the scene where he was in the lab and the zombie was at the door clicking his teeth, that was funny.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 9:11:40 PM EDT
Good movie. Sort of  similar to 28 days later but in America. Worth buying when it comes out on BluRay.
Link Posted: 6/24/2013 11:00:39 PM EDT
I enjoyed it.

It had some unnecessary characters, and several scenes where people felt shoved into the camera for exposition. I was really hoping for at least some more "Blackhawk Down" style battles in major US cities, but perhaps in the sequel.

It's a terrible shame it was shot for PG13, and I hope the Director's Cut is more over-the-top, like with Dawn of the Dead 04. On that note, there were several homages (or perhaps rip offs) that enjoyed. The opening bedroom scene where the girl pushes open the door was obvious harkening back to Dawn 04. The run to the top of the apartment was right out of 28 Days Later.



SPOILERS BELOW

The pacing of the movie seemed a little off, too. The first half is edge of your seat action, but the WHO Center was all just suspense. They needed a few disposable security guards to make for a nice fight. The movie felt like it kind of just slowed down then stopped. It didn't feel like an ending, but perhaps that is in anticipation for a sequel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 3:59:35 AM EDT
I'll be surprised if they make a sequel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 10:14:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2013 10:15:06 AM EDT by TRDNiteLife]
Originally Posted By PARA-FN-FAL:
Good movie. Sort of  similar to 28 days later but in America. Worth buying when it comes out on BluRay.


What movie did you see? This movie takes place in several different countries; America being just a portion.

Link Posted: 6/25/2013 10:56:36 AM EDT
Liked the book, liked the movie.

I definitely think the ending was wrong, the one they originally used seems like it would have been much better and overall completed the movie a whole lot better
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 11:43:29 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Airbrush:


I'll be surprised if they make a sequel.


I'm not sure it deserves a sequel but making 3 movies was their intention all along.  Rolling Stone says the sequel is already in the works.



 
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 1:55:44 PM EDT
I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was a huge fan of the book and the other Brooks books Zombie Survival Guide and Recorded Attacks.  The movie seems like it was a story set within the world of the books and maintains a sort of "collective story" feel like you had in the World War Z novel.  Pretty intense film.  Only complaint I had was the ending sort of petered off but could set up well for a sequel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 4:57:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
I enjoyed it.

It had some unnecessary characters, and several scenes where people felt shoved into the camera for exposition. I was really hoping for at least some more "Blackhawk Down" style battles in major US cities, but perhaps in the sequel.

.


The original ending was a battle scene in Moscow much like what you and many others were hoping for
Link Posted: 6/25/2013 9:51:07 PM EDT
I wonder why that character follows him though.
Link Posted: 6/26/2013 11:34:08 AM EDT
Going to see it tonight with the wife. Is there a Battle of Yonkers scene?
Link Posted: 6/26/2013 1:06:12 PM EDT
You guys are being far more generous than GD and others in their reviews.
Link Posted: 6/26/2013 5:55:31 PM EDT
Saw it opening night. Better than the book.
Link Posted: 6/26/2013 8:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2013 8:44:43 PM EDT by Snaps]
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Going to see it tonight with the wife. Is there a Battle of Yonkers scene?


twas not.

SPOILER






SPOIlER BELOW







I REALLY MEAN IT THIS TIME
There's really no big zombie battle scene. The original film ended with a big battle in Moscow where Brad Pitts character stays to lead the underground in the war against the undead. The stuidio however didn't like the ending as he didn't go back to his family. Soooo they reshot it and that's what we got, no big battle scene

Link Posted: 6/26/2013 8:41:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
You guys are being far more generous than GD and others in their reviews.


Think a lot of people went into it expecting something different, sort of like I did with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. If you went in expecting the book you were bound to be disappointed. If you were just looking for an entertaining movie you got it. It did pretty well at the box office
Link Posted: 6/27/2013 10:44:56 AM EDT
Saw it last night. Wife & I both loved it. I thought it was very well done. And yes, i read the book.
Link Posted: 6/27/2013 4:58:00 PM EDT
Terribly disappointing.



Exactly what I would expect Hollywood to come up with in a "big budget" zombie movie. Requires the utter suspension of common sense, let alone disbelief.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 3:42:42 AM EDT
it was ok; I give it 2.5 brains...

zombies did not look scary, and they moved too fast
I wanted to see more of society breaking down; it happened too fast

Kevin
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 5:04:01 AM EDT
eh.... it was a good action zombie-ish movie.

twas not WWZ by any means.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 12:06:58 PM EDT
I liked it. I thought the first half was excellent. Then it started going down hill from there. For me there wasn't enough gun wielding and melee action. They should have made it rated R too.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 8:31:28 PM EDT
Final Thought: Fuck Fast Zombies.... I'd just off myself in that sort of ZPoc.
THIS

I have totally had to re-evaluate my zombie preparations.  I think a tank will do.

SPOILER ALERT


FOR REAL




What is the deal with Gerry getting blood in his mouth and not getting infected?  That should have been explained in the movie, IMO.
Link Posted: 7/3/2013 2:00:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2013 2:01:14 PM EDT by PaladinM1911]
Saw the movie today, overall it was entertaining. It is rare that I go to the movies, so I pampered myself. Went to see it at one of the casinos which have stadium seating theaters and a Fatburger next to the theater in the food court!!! So I had my a burger, got a popcorn and water, and walked into an almost empty theater for a enjoyable experience.
As for the movie I enjoyed until it the third act, which was a little drawn out and anti climatic. Really enjoyed the Camp Humphries segment, learned a valuable lesson about giving firearms to untrained people
Give it 3 1/2 out of 5 five.

Dave
Link Posted: 7/3/2013 8:30:04 PM EDT
I stopped going to movies. I will catch them on HBO. I know it still supports those libtards in Hollywood, but the don't get any where the money.  

I say screw them as much as I can, while still getting the entertainment that they provide.  I like movies,but I don't mind the wait.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 8:06:44 PM EDT
I rather enjoyed the book.  I enjoyed this movie as well.  It was better than I expected but then again I expected it to be pretty bad.
The only similarities the movie has to the book is Israel locking itself down.

I really think HBO should do a WWZ series.  With an episode or two for each short survivor tale.  I think it would really work great that way.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 8:12:01 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Stutterer:



Originally Posted By wildfowl:

I know it has premiered in a few places already and I have heard some reviews (mixed) but does anyone have a REAL opinion of the movie yet?




I was EXTREMELY disappointed, as I am certain everyone else who read the book is.


I might go see it strictly because I heard it didn't follow the laughably bad novel.



 
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 8:19:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Saw it last night. Wife & I both loved it. I thought it was very well done. And yes, i read the book.


My wife and I agree with your assessment. Saw it a week ago.
Link Posted: 7/7/2013 1:18:09 PM EDT
I have seen worse zombie movies. A better zombie flick was Fido.
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