Based on a novel by Max Brooks, "World War Z" tries to capture the nation’s attention with yet another zombie, end-of-the-world situation. Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, is an employee of the United Nations. Leaving his wife and kids behind, he travels the world trying to figure out how to save the planet from the mass zombie outbreak. Oh and there’s a 90 day time limit. This threat of human life is toppling nations and spitting on military forces.
In the book, the pandemic begins in China when a young boy is bit by a zombie. Though China tries to “contain the infection,” it ends up spreading anyways through black market organ trading. This contagion finally hits the public in South Africa. As Israel attempts to quarantine itself, and Iran and Pakistan initiate a nuclear war with one another, this is only the beginning of the end.
However, contrary to the book, the trailer suggests that the outbreak began in Russia. As a random citizen tells Brad “Russia is a black hole,” Pitt responds, “I need answers.”
There are two factors that make this movie standout. First of all, in films like the Resident Evil series and Day After Tomorrow the undead can be stopped by simply putting up a fence. But not this time. Running over one another as they try to climb over a wall where, on the other side, a vast amount of people wait in terror, the zombies will stop at NOTHING to get a taste of a human!
Oh and the second and more important factor: no other zombie movie stars Brad Pitt.
This drama thriller hits the big screen June 21 and it’ll be sure to have everyone on the edge of their seats.