Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Scientific Accuracy in Film - Neil deGrasse Tyson Reacts to Negative Reactions to His Reviews of Science Fiction Films Scientific Accuracy in Film - Neil deGrasse Tyson Reacts to Negative Reactions to His Reviews of Science Fiction Films 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

What Do You Make Of The New 'World War Z' Trailer? (Who Knew Fana Mokoena Was In It?)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 9, 2012 at 9:06AM

I realize that the usual studio approach to trailers is to emphasize the spectacle, especially when it comes to movies like this; but this looks insane. And not necessarily in a good way. These zombies are on steroids; or maybe we could call them super zombies!
11
WWZ

I realize that the usual studio approach to trailers is to emphasize the spectacle, especially when it comes to movies like this; but this looks insane. And not necessarily in a good way. These zombies are on steroids; or maybe we could call them super zombies!

In short, I'm not immediately sold. I need to see another trailer that's less frenetic. 

As someone who has not read the book that the film is based on, I don't really have any idea what to expect here; I know what the story is, but based on the many comments I've read on the web since the trailer was released last night, fans of the book aren't at all happy with what they see, with many of them saying that the footage looks absolutely nothing like what's described in the book. 

Then again, does that ever happen? This is director Marc Foster's own interpretation of the material. Whether or not it works won't be known with certainty until the film is out.

Stylistically, a review of the script I read compared it to Children Of Men, a film I love. I'm not sure I really get that vibe from this first trailer.

Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a worker at the United Nations, searching the globe for information that can stop a zombie outbreak that is bringing down nations.

By the way, I thought Anthony Mackie was in this; he was offered a part, but I guess no deal was worked out. 

I was surprised to see South African actor, Fana Mokoena, feature in the trailer. You may remember him from Safe House, Man On Ground and Hotel Rwanda.

But it's Brad Pitt starring and Marc Foster behind the camera, working from a beloved work of fiction, so I expect this will be one of the most talked about summer movies in 2013.

This article is related to: Fana Mokoena


Shadow & ActNewsletter