World War Z

D: Marc Forster
Paramount/Skydance (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner & Ian Bryce)
US 2013
116 mins


W: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelhof [based on the novel by Max Brooks]
DP: Ben Seresin
Ed: Roger Barton & Matt Chesse
Mus: Marco Beltrami

Brad Pitt (Gerry Lane), Mirielle Enos (Karin Lane), James Badge Dale (Capt. Speke) Daniella Kertesz (Segen), Fana Mokoena (Thierry Umutoni)

Though this film claims to be based on the book by Max Brooks, the only similarities between the two mediums are the title and the subject of zombies. 
The book follows a survivor of a zombie apocalypse as he interviews other survivors in the quest of discovering the source of the 'virus', this adaptation merely copies the formula from other zombie flicks, with a UN official jetting across the globe in the hope of finding a cure, while his family risk being denied military protection should he fail.
The production values, visual effects and makeup are all very well done, but as an adaptation, this is lazy screenwriting, especially with so many other films and TV shows floating around which are basically the same thing.

World War Z
World War Z