Thursday, November 8 by

‘World War Z’ Official Trailer Will (Metaphorically) Eat Your Brains

Diehard fans of World War Z (the book) got all up in arms when they found that the “oral history” aspect of the book was being forsaken because it would have cost a metric shitload of money to produce twenty-odd vignettes around the world. It understandable that a movie studio would diminish the breadth of scope of the novel and focus it a little more for the purposes of narrative and cost.

However, this trailer shows that the film became more or less the story of Brad Pitt’s character and his family, and looks sort of like Outbreak meets Independence Day.

It’s a departure, and seems to nullify what made the book so special, but the film still looks good, though in a much more conventional way.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read the book. It’s terrific, and is an amazing narrative and story, regardless of whether or not you give a damn about zombies.

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