ANOTHER ZOMBIE MOVIE? After watching Zombieland (2009) I said, “That’s it. That’s the final word in zombie movies. We don’t need any more.” Since then, we’ve had about six dozen.
But despite the tired zombie theme, this is a good movie. In the beginning, comparisons to Outbreak, I Am Legend, and various Invasions of Body Snatchers were dashing through my head, but — as testament to this movie’s quality — those comparisons gave way as I became involved in the movie. And that’s surprising — a Hollywood summer blockbuster that’s actually good, and entertaining the way it should be — grandly cinematic. There’s a considerable amount of things plot-wise that are hardly optimal, but there are also moments of nuance and intelligence that balance World War Z to a 7/10. If you like zombie movies, you should dig this one.