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#1 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

It looked pretty good to me, but I can watch almost anything with zombies. What are your thoughts?

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#2 Posted by The_Last_Starfighter (439 posts) -

Looks completely different than the book but pretty fucking awesome none the less.

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#3 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

Yeah, I wonder how they could have done the book though.

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#4 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Trailer embedded for her pleasure:

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EDIT: I thought I'd be burned out on zombies by now but I'm pretty stoked by how they're being portrayed as an almost liquid mass in the trailer. I could take or leave Brad Pitt and his ugly "wife" and "children."

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#5 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

It looks like a perfectly okay zombie movie. It looks like an incredibly shitty World War Z movie.

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#6 Posted by The_Last_Starfighter (439 posts) -

I don't know... It might have worked as an indie joint, maybe from a documentary standpoint, no way it would have had the mass appeal of the route it appears they've taken with it.

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#7 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Thanks man. I am a lazy shit.

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#8 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

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#9 Posted by Solh0und (2045 posts) -

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

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#10 Posted by DonChipotle (3387 posts) -

That did not look like zombies. It looked like some kind of weird Katamari made up of things that look like people.

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#11 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

@Marcsman said:

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

May not count exactly as zombie movie but is very much so in the same vain - 28 Days Later.

That's actually the one single zombie-like movie I really like. Everything else is just urgh.

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#12 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

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#13 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@DonChipotlesaid: Now we know some cultures called them fire ants.

That did not look like zombies. It looked like some kind of weird Katamari made up of things that look like people.

@NaDannMaGoGo

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@Marcsman said:

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

May not count exactly as zombie movie but is very much so in the same vain - 28 Days Later.

That's actually the one single zombie-like movie I really like. Everything else is just urgh.

I have to agree. Especially on the budget it was shot with.

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#14 Posted by Solh0und (2045 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

Just 2 seasons. I consider it a mini-series personally.

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#15 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

I just read AMC is bringing it back.

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#17 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

Just 2 seasons. I consider it a mini-series personally.

Did they ever wrap anything up or did they just kind of leave it hanging? I guess according to @Marcsman they're bringing it back, so probably the latter.

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#18 Posted by Solh0und (2045 posts) -

@Marcsman said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

I just read AMC is bringing it back.

I just read about that as well. That's definitely interesting....

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#19 Posted by Solh0und (2045 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Solh0und said:

Looks alright. Good to see Mireille Enos to get more work after the now cancelled The Killing.

That got cancelled? How long did it go for? I'm kind of surprised that even got made in the first place.

Just 2 seasons. I consider it a mini-series personally.

Did they ever wrap anything up or did they just kind of leave it hanging? I guess according to @Marcsman they're bringing it back, so probably the latter.

The main hook is wrapped up but there are some small subplots that could make a interesting season 3.

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#21 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -
@Marcsman said:

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

...does Zombieland count, or is it too much of a humorous deconstruction to qualify? I honestly can't think of any good ones that came out after that (then again, I don't really watch that many horror films, so I'm probably forgetting some). I do hope that WWZ is going to be good, but it doesn't seem to even be inspired by the book, much less based on it. Based on this trailer, it seems to me like there was a "Zombie Apocalypse (Working Title)" script floating around in Hollywood for a while and someone decided to slap the WWZ title on it for marketing purposes. If it had a different title, I would be far more interested, but as it is being touted as an adaptation of Brooks' book, I'm less than thrilled.
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#22 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

@Marcsman said:

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

Night of the Living Dead(1968).

The Dawn of the Dead remake by Zach Snyder is just as good. Granted that is the classic that started it all.

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#23 Edited by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@BaneFireLord said:

@Marcsman said:

@BaneFireLord: Ok . Name the last GOOD zombie movie that came out.

...does Zombieland count, or is it too much of a humorous deconstruction to qualify? I honestly can't think of any good ones that came out after that (then again, I don't really watch that many horror films, so I'm probably forgetting some). I do hope that WWZ is going to be good, but it doesn't seem to even be inspired by the book, much less based on it. Based on this trailer, it seems to me like there was a "Zombie Apocalypse (Working Title)" script floating around in Hollywood for a while and someone decided to slap the WWZ title on it for marketing purposes. If it had a different title, I would be far more interested, but as it is being touted as an adaptation of Brooks' book, I'm less than thrilled.

I stand corrected. How can you go wrong smoking kush with Bill Murray? Awesome movie..............

As stated previously I am a fanboy. I just hope it's one third as good as as the book. I'll be mucho happy. Now pass that Mr. Murray.

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#24 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

the fuck? fast zombies in WWZ?

ive read the book, theres ALOT of stuff in it specifically about how they're SLOW. the trailer kinda annoyed me...

they better have redeker in this too. or i'll be mad.

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#25 Posted by HKZ (71 posts) -

@Marcsman I thought Shaun of the Dead was a great zombie movie. There's was a lot of depth there most people miss due to the comedy in it. The acting by Simon Pegg was really good. I actually felt awful when he had to shoot his mom. I think we'd all have that hesitation if that happened in front of us.

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#26 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

@HKZ said:

@Marcsman I thought Shaun of the Dead was a great zombie movie. There's was a lot of depth there most people miss due to the comedy in it. The acting by Simon Pegg was really good. I actually felt awful when he had to shoot his mom. I think we'd all have that hesitation if that happened in front of us.

I kinda liked it, but something about Simon Pegg annoys me. However I agree in a zombie apocalypse head to the bar.

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#27 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -

Having read the book before the movie, I think that this movie should not have been attached to the book at all.

In fact, the zombie outbreak was only a problem in the books because of panic and misinformation.

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#28 Posted by DeathbyYeti (790 posts) -

it looks like shit

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#29 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

i was hoping to see Mark Hamill as a solider during the battle of yonkers :[

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#30 Posted by Silvergun (298 posts) -

Every time I see these huge waves of zombies, I can't help but think 'This would be so much better if they were robots!'. Extra points if they're robots all marching in lock step with each other! Then I get sad thinking there will never be another Sky Captain movie...

That said, I do actually kinda dig how the zombies in this are more a surging mass of bodies rather than just a mob, it's a cool visual.

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#31 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

Throw me in the "This doesn't feel like the book at all" camp.

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#32 Posted by Beb (298 posts) -

The trailer convinced me not to see the movie. It seems like a bait and switch to me.

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#33 Posted by Box3ru13 (740 posts) -

Looks like a shitty World War Z movie. Which is sad because little short stories in movie form would be fan-fucking-tastic. Instead it looks like an average zombie movie where the zombies now move like a swarm of bees rather than zombies.

Color me disinterested, will probably bomb at BO and will watch it on Amazon or something similar.

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#34 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

Haven't read the book and the trailer didn't do much for me. Big budget movies sure love those Inception horns.

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#35 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

I have to be honest: This looks incredibly goofy and silly to me (I didn't read the book, so maybe that's all in-fiction or whatever). This "firezombieant" thing at the end? Seems like a thing out of a parody. The rest just seems like a 0815 zombie movie with a silly tone to me

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#36 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

Really disappointing they didn't go for the Ken Burn's style documentary.

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#37 Edited by GERALTITUDE (5719 posts) -

Duders what? This looks so shitty. And not that Brad Pitt is Daniel-Day or anything but man they must have paid him a lot to be in this. Just him, 4 people you never heard of, and a million cg zombies.

Edit: Oh yeah, sounds like The Killing is for sure coming back.

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#38 Posted by PillClinton (3551 posts) -

This thread kind of already exists, sort of. All these near-duplicate threads about various random things lately is making my head spin!

Also, Brad Pitt is still distractingly handsome as shit, and I say that with the utmost confidence in my heterosexual masculinity. Seriously, that dude will never look old!

Oh, and the trailer? Looks like a shallow popcorn action flick--I'd rather just read the book now.

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#39 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (195 posts) -

Was world war z the one that had a scene shot in Glasgow. Cause that made Glasgow unbearable everyone standing for hours taking photos while people were trying to get places.

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#40 Posted by Kaiserhawk (65 posts) -

It doesn't resemble the book all that much, but then again many book's to movies don't either.

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#41 Posted by bio595 (319 posts) -

I wonder if Brad Pitt is Reddeker?

Perhaps not the documentary style the book portrays, but I'm interested by the way the zombies form a mass of flesh.

Would much have preferred the short story style the book has. The interview with the deep sea diver would be so scary in film. I wonder how tense they could have made the military square formations, just constant head shots for hours.

Interested to see how this turns out

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#42 Posted by PillClinton (3551 posts) -

@Kaiserhawk said:

It doesn't resemble the book all that much, but then again many book's to movies don't either.

The Road being the only real exception to that, as far as I can remember.

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#43 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

The book is more of a documentary where he went around and gathered and reported on stories from various survivors and witnesses. That would probably make for a poor movie but then I have to point out they probably shouldn't make a movie of this then.

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#44 Posted by OmegaChosen (658 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

The book is more of a documentary where he went around and gathered and reported on stories from various survivors and witnesses. That would probably make for a poor movie but then I have to point out they probably shouldn't make a movie of this then.

I dunno, a documentary style film going through some of the key stories of the book (with a flashback happening for each story) might have been pretty cool.

Trailer? Rolling mass of zombies is some strangeness alright.

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#45 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I don't mean an action movie wouldn't be a bad thing but that seems to be the wrong way to go about it. It seems like the only reason why this is called Day-Z is to capitalize on the popularity of the book instead of the challenge or love of the material.

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#46 Posted by YoThatLimp (2317 posts) -

This seems...gross AND shitty. Man, such a bummer!

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#47 Posted by pleasedaddyno (89 posts) -

Inception horns are now a pre-requisite in hollywood trailers. 'Pacific Rim' has it, also.

Brad Pitt is giving me flashbacks to Independence Day by way of Seven Years in Tibet, and his having a family with Mireille Enos is as believable as that CG swarm of zombies.

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#48 Posted by MedalOfMode (314 posts) -

2013 Movies vs. 2012 Movies

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#49 Posted by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

The book is more of a documentary where he went around and gathered and reported on stories from various survivors and witnesses. That would probably make for a poor movie but then I have to point out they probably shouldn't make a movie of this then.

I dunno, a documentary style film going through some of the key stories of the book (with a flashback happening for each story) might have been pretty cool.

Yup. Mockumentary was the way they should have gone. Get a massive ensemble cast for small roles talking to Brad Pitt and then cut to flashbacks to fill in stuff.

Has anyone listened to the audio book? Here is the list of people who did parts on the original AB: Alan Alda, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Jürgen Prochnow, Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins, John Turturro. And then they put out an "extended version" including: Common, Alfred Molina, Frank Darabont, Nathan Fillion, Simon Pegg and Martin Scorsese.

This movie looks like typical zombie movie bullshit.