Mrs gojam and I went to the cinema to watch World War Z last night. We both love a good zombie movie and we were both looking forward to it.
Was it any good ?
It actually wasn’t too bad. I think it suffers from not living up to expectation, they spent $400 million on it and I left the cinema feeling that with that kind of money they could have made a better movie but it’s not as bad as many reviews have said.
We watched it in 3D and I think that was a mistake, we agreed afterwards that we’d have both enjoyed it more in 2D. 3D in films isn’t really as we experience it in life, it’s like a series of flat 2D sections which give the illusion of perspective. There was no classic 3D moment as an object projects out of the screen and the moments that might have been great in 3D were far too fast. The eyes must have time to refocus. At one point what I assume was a zombie leapt out at the screen but it was just a ghostly blur as I could not refocus quickly enough and it was over before I had had the chance to realise what had happened. So, if you are going to watch it, my advice is to do so in 2D, it might actually be better.
Apparently, they spent $200 million refilming the final act as nobody who saw it liked it. The final act was OK but it does make you wonder how bad it must have been before if OK was an improvement.
Anyway, it’s not a bad film though the narrative ending seemed to just fill in what might have been a better conclusion that would have extended the film for half an hour but at least given the viewer some kind of decent closure. I guess after spending $400 million they decided to just get Brad Pitt to talk through the conclusion that might have made a better film.
Worth a watch for zombie fans.