Friday, June 21, 2013
Have you seen World War Z, the new zombie movie starring Brad Pitt? I have. If you haven't, rest assured that God loves you more than me. But since I have, here's my review of it.:
1) I had to get a drink and go to the bathroom 3 times during the first 1/3 of the movie. I didn't have to go to the bathroom that bad. I mostly went to the bathroom to give my heart a chance to correct the arrhythmia caused by the movie. The drink was for real, though. I was completely parched from hyperventilating for 40 straight minutes.
2) Zombies aren't real. Probably. And until now, most of the movie premises of zombies existing have been a stretch. But in World War Z, the reason for zombies--a crazy fast strain of rabies--just put zombies into the "very likely to happen" category for me. So despite a 2 hour long constant stream of adrenaline into my bloodstream, which caused me to collapse 10 minutes after getting home and not be able to move for 2 hours, I am glad I saw this highly relevant film.
3) In case it's not clear, I have a love/hate relationship with zombie movies. They scare the bejeebies out of me. Every time. I almost didn't recover from I Am Legend. But I can't not see them. Because, of all the scary movie premises out there--snakes, sharks, giant spiders, serial killers, aliens, dinosaurs, and ghosts--zombies are the most likely to happen, right? So I feel like it's my duty as a human to prepare myself mentally for the time that all my neighbors contract a disease that makes them crave human flesh so I can adequately defend myself and/or run like hell and hope to get picked up by the military and put on a safe ship in the middle of the ocean. I'm just trying to plan ahead.
So there you have it: Brad Pitt, massive amounts of zombies, me nearly peeing my pants (oh and spilling water on the guy sitting in front of me. Sorry about that, handsome guy on a date. I may have jumped a little bit at that one part.), and 2 hours of fear-induced coma afterward. In short, go see it! Your life will no doubt depend on it in the near future.
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