The Trailer for World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Why G-d why?!

I’m not quite sure why I’m showing you guys this. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest right now. When EW’s sneak peak aired earlier this week, I thought there might be something salvageable. After watching this trailer, all hope has died within me for even an homage to the Max Brooks bestseller. I, for the life of me, am not really sure as to why they decided to do this with the story and for so much fucking money, 180 Million to be exact. All the intimacy that the book had has been lost in a sea of spectacle. This trailer is 2:27 seconds of cliche after cliche after cliche. If I was Max Books I would pull an Alan Moore right now and make a public statement distancing himself from this film, cause if he doesn’t he’s gonna look like a money hungry bitch. Guys…I warn you, if you’ve read World War Z and was completely swept up in the tear jerking and outstanding emotional stories (Battle for the Bronx, The Reality Show, North Korea), this film will contain absolutely none of that. This is a shame in every sense of the word.

World War Z is directed by Marc Forster and stars Brad Pitt,Mireille Enos and David Morse. World War Z hits theaters June 21, 2013, if that’s important to you.

Published by Jeffrey Lamar

I’m an actor,musician and writer who's blended his love for all three into this blog.

5 thoughts on “The Trailer for World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Why G-d why?!

  1. It’s too early to say it’s a complete waste, but I’ll agree it was disappointing to see it focus all on Brad Pitt.

    Before we call it a failure, there are several scenes in the trailer that don’t have Pitt in it and are all around the world. The trailer may just be focusing on him for publicity. There’s hope.

    1. I know my reaction was a bit knee jerk, but that’s what happens when you fall in love with a book and forget about the machine that is Hollywood. What really bothers me are the slew of American’s who might not ever have picked up this book, might be completely uninterested in it now. A good trailer based on a book has always been one, in my opinion, that made folks want to read the book before seeing the movie. I love when people tell me “don’t tell me anything, I’m almost done with the book.”

      1. Agreed. World War Z was such a revolutionary book. It brought the zombie genre into a believable realm and was completely different than anything I’ve read. I also have little hope for it, but I want so much that I cant let myself give up on it yet.

        I heard on the radio that it was supposed to be a three-movie thing. Could make things interesting, but I dont see the reasoning behind that.

  2. You know what this feels like? It’s like when the rest of the world finally “discovers” your favorite local/indie band and instantly, the shine is off. Replace “zombie film” with “band” and you start to get the idea. I’ll still check it out – after all, Mireille Enos (AMC’s “The Killing”) co-stars.

  3. I’ve read the book. It makes you feel like you are traveling the world interviewing people. Great stories. The trailer makes the movie look like it took the title and the idea of zombies everywhere. All other ideas got cut out. If there is a God, I hope he likes zombies and makes this movies a reflection of the book and not just another action movie.

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