Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: World War Z

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

World War Z – Opening June 21, 2013

It’s not too early to start getting excited for what’s sure to be one of the most exciting movies of next summer. This adaptation of the Max Brooks novel is directed by Marc Forster, who has a short but eclectic filmography. He followed up Oscar-nominated dramas “Monster’s Ball” and “Finding Neverland” with the mind-bending “Stay,” the clever comedy “Stranger than Fiction,” another literary adaptation, “The Kite Runner,” and the second most recent James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace.” That last credit should prepare him best for this project, which finds Brad Pitt’s UN employee fighting to protect his family as most of the world turns into zombies. The zombie component isn’t clear from the trailer, but there’s definitely plenty of chaos to be seen, starting with a frightening opening and heading straight through the entire trailer. There’s nothing like a rooftop helicopter evacuation to get your blood pumping, and this movie seems like it will be full of thrilling moments. It’s possible that it may be too hectic for its own sake, but hopefully it will end up looking and feeling somewhat like “I Am Legend.” Brad Pitt is more than capable of carrying a movie like this, and he’s supported by a handful of familiar TV faces, with Mireille Enos (“The Killing”) as his wife, and David Morse (“Treme”), James Badge Dale (“24”), and Matthew Fox (“Lost”) rounding out the ensemble. I’m sure we’ll see and hear much more about this movie long before it comes out, but from this first look, it’s hard to deny its appeal.

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