Wednesday, 26 June 2013 13:27

The quick and the dead World War Z'

Film offers waves of zombies, little else

As a critic, there are movies that you look forward to because you think they are going to be good and movies that you dread because you think they are going to be bad. There are always a couple of films in every season that have the stink of failure about them. Sometimes they are poorly conceived, other times they are decent projects torpedoed by bad personnel and/or financial decisions.

I've been very vocal about my misgivings regarding 'World War Z,' Brad Pitt's pet zombie action movie based on the 2005 Max Brooks novel. Everything I had heard cost overruns, multiple rewrites, a last-minute replacement ending indicated that this would be a misfire or even an outright flop.

Published in Movies
Previewing some of 2013's summer cinematic offerings

It's that time again. Hollywood has opened up their checkbooks and unleashed all manner of cinematic fare onto the masses. That's right blockbuster season.

2013 has plenty to offer. Big budgets are abundant. We've got iconic characters returning to the silver screen. We've got beloved franchises receiving their next installments. And we've got a number of different takes on the end of the world as we know it, both in the near-view and from the far-flung future.

Will all of these films be good? Heavens no. Will they all be entertaining? Also not likely. But rest assured, film fans of any stripe will be able to find something that tickles their fancy. There's a whole lot out there this handful is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.


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