MTV Review: World War Z
Brad Pitt has to save the human race in epic zombie blockbuster...
UK Release Date: 21st June 2013
Running Time: 1 hour 55 mins
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Peter Capaldi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga
Director: Marc Forster
Plot: Based on the novel by Max Brooks, former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt) travels the globe in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic.
With the disease destroying cities and defeating militaries all over the planet, family man Gerry has to find a cure before it wipes out the whole human race.
Best Scene: Every zombie chase is chaotic, terrifying and properly thrilling. Your heart will beat faster and harder as our handsome hero literally runs for his life.
Proud dad Gerry flees with his wife and young daughters through the jammed streets of Philadelphia as the army of undead start recruiting. Thankfully they escape, but as we'll discover these aggressive zombies have one hell of an appetite.
Best One Liner: "They're coming... ready?" Gerry asks his petrified family seconds before breaking out of the dark, derelict block they've been hiding in.
Date Movie or Mate Movie? It's jumpy so guys can earn some easy boyfriend points for being brave and putting a protective arm around their other half, but we reckon you'd also enjoy watching World War Z with a group of mates.
Scene Stealer: When Gerry comes face-to-face with a flesh-hungry zombie in a laboratory, it's all about the incredible teeth chattering.
WTF Moment: As the movie reaches its climax, there's some product placement (which Coca-Cola will hate) so refreshingly ridiculous you're going to laugh out loud. Truly WTF and funny because it's utterly bizarre and unneccessary.
Summary: There were fears only a few months ago that Brad Pitt's big-budget blockbuster could be one of the most expensive flops in Hollywood history, but this is bound to be a hit at the box office.
Pitt is fantastic and Muse's album track Isolated System is a haunting piece of music which works brilliantly as a theme throughout the film.
World War Z is epic and the scenes of pandemonium are phenomenal, but how it ends may disappoint zombie fans.
Ben Lowe @mtvuknews