I really liked it! It’s a solid zombie movie. It’s the biggest scale zombie movie I’ve ever seen. No it’s not the book at all, but that’s ok because it’s also not a cheesy piece of crap.
They did a great job of showing the scale of the zombie apocalypse while still having character development. Although, there were a few moments that bugged me.
1. The airplane crash was the most ridiculous thing ever. Nobody could have survived that and of course ONLY having the main characters survive is even more crazy. Should of just made it a rough landing and not the complete destruction of the entire plane.
2. The people that were “immune” was a great idea. However they would still be trampled by the HUGE swarm of zombies running down the streets.
I did LOVE the DayZ reference with the Mountain Dew can. When the guy kicked the can and attracted the zombies we all laughed. In DayZ Mountain Dew’s are unlucky so you should never drink them. Always leave them be!
Overall I thought it was a solid zombie flick. Definitely worth checking out. They were able to make it scary and exciting with a PG-13 rating and still keep you engaged. The Walking Dead has rated R gore but little character development.
We shot the movie and put it together and we all felt the ending wasn’t what we wanted it to be and could be better. We showed it to the studio, the filmmakers agreed and made a proposal and we went back and did some additional shooting. We are really happy now with the result… It’s a different ending, and I prefer it. I think it’s more powerful and works in the favor of the story… It was really refreshing and a great thing that we actually redid the ending because I never did that with any of my other movies. But I realized a lot of great directors I admire, from Bergman to Felini, they always were shooting, going to the editing room, shooting again. This process back and forth. And that was a really great thing that we were able to do that and the studio allowed us to do that because it made the movie better and that gave us a different reflection of it. When you’re really in it and doing it, sometimes, it gets overwhelming. You might, for a moment, have to take a step back and see how it feels all together.
World War Z Director Marc Forster says the decision to reshoot the film’s ending was, rather than a signal of a production spiraling out of control, actually just what the project needed