World War Z
- Directed by Marc Forster
- Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof (screenplay), Max Brooks (novel)
- Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Fana Mokoena
I’m not a big horror guy, but I liked World War Z quite a bit — and I think that’s because though it features hordes of zombies rampaging throughout, it doesn’t feel like a horror movie. No gore to speak of, very little in the way of jumping-out-and-scaring-you, not much in the way of sympathetic characters getting chomped. It’s an action movie, and a smart one — one that treats its female characters as people instead of props, to boot. Quickly paced, well acted, consistently entertaining… even if it has almost nothing to do with the book it’s based on.