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All hail the summer blockbuster. WORLD WAR Z (2013) starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Daniella Kertesz has finally arrived in theaters to resounding cheers. Long awaited, this summer's apocalyptic-action flick draws audiences on two major fronts. Pitt fans may have lead the charge to the box office, however zombie enthusiasts continued in their wake to fill the remaining seats.

Torn between the welfare of his family and the need to help find answers about the zombie pandemic, Gerry Lane leaves his family in the U.N.'s protection and heads off across the world in a desperate search for answers. With no corner of the globe exempt from the spreading virus-like infection, it seems to be only a matter of time before man's reign on earth will come to a screeching halt.

Playing to audience members with established 'Zombie Mythology' already entrenched in their vocabulary, WORLD WAR Z can be a might tedious in the beginning as we impatiently wait for our main characters to realize just how the infection is transmitted and how lethal a mass zombie attack can actually be. Unlike THE WALKING DEAD television series, this movie has managed to tow the PG-13 line and keep the zombie carnage virtually bloodless. Disguised by shadows, flashing lights, and cut-aways, we are spared (or cheated) the bloody results.

I found the comparison of 'Mother Nature' to a 'Serial Killer' rather interesting, unfortunately, with such a high percentage of the movie designated for the violent clashes, we're left with little time to explore world-government and their choices. Hard core fans of Max Brook's 2006 book of the same name will be surprised by the obvious changes. Directed by Marc Forster, Rated PG-13, 116 mins, Action, Drama, Horror. **** 4 stars out of 5.

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Reviewed by Lynne Martin June 24, 2013
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