Review: World War Z

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United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

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World War Z is based on the best selling novel by Max Brooks, I remember reading the book and it was one rollercoatser of a book, I couldn’t put it down. There were parts to the story that just pulled you in, page after page, and it was very different then your usual Zombie novel, it was a completely different take to a degree that I thought what was going on was real. I had very high expectations for the movie and there was a high budget for it with Brad Pitt in the mix. Right off the bat I liked the movie but it could have been so much better, honestly it didn’t follow anything of the novel except that Zombies over run the earth and seem somewhat unstoppable. I would have expected them to be able to get the meat of the story even the way the book presents itself is unique and this shows the talent of Max Brooks, too bad it didn’t get ported to the movie. But I enjoyed it and had a few shock moments and if you want to watch a good zombie movie this is it, but I was hoping for much more.

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Review: Inglourious Basterds

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Bastards soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

I think Tarantino outdid himself this time around, this was a movie that I wasn’t expecting to be as good as it was. It was a simple yet deep movie, that was very entertaining with very colorful characters, a bunch of jews who went to France to terrorize the Germans and treat them with as little human compassion as possible, such as using their heads for batting practice. Brad Pitt pulled off Lt. Aldo Raine perfectly, the Mid Western American soldier who is there to kick as much ass as possible, and how simple stories intertwined to work for the Americans and how you can interpret the story of Hitler at the time. Lets just say that not everything was historically correct but it was extremely entertaining, Tarantino picked the right actors to match the characters and the best part is that you really don’t know what to expect, and your expectations are usually thrown out the window. A movie really worth watching and Tarantino did the original justice.

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In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reic

This is the new movie from Quentin Tarantino and I really can’t wait to see it. Looks like this movie is going to be funny and bloody, just the usually you expect from Tarantino. A bunch of Jewish soldiers going on a rampage in Germany and scaring the hell out of the German military.

Snatch A Great Movie

Snatch was one of those movies that left an impression, what a genius of a cast and story. Back when I really liked Brad Pitt, he had this edge to him. Jason Stathom was just an english actor, not a man with a body of steel. Its a story which delves into the British underworld and I just can’t get enough of the characters. Who would believe this movie is almost 10 years old, one of my favorite movies, check out the two minute Turkish scene.