And here I thought The Walking Dead
clusterfuck was going to be it. But no, aftert I posted about the World War Z
movie's release date yesterday, many of you were kind enough to send me this synopsis for the movie -- a synopsis that is almost, but not quite, entire unlike World War Z
the book (thanks to Bloody Disgusting
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt),
who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie
pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to
decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry's wife Karen Lane; Kertesz
is his comrade in arms, Segen.
God damn it. The thing that made World War Z
special -- and the thing that makes The Walking Dead
special, for that matter -- is that it's not about the zombies, it's about the people
makes it a global history, where we get to see how a zombie invasion shaped society in general and various places in specific. It's not about one soldier who trots the goddamned globe fighting zombies. That's just another goddamned regular zombie movie, albeit one with a broader scope. Is it really that hard for Hollywood to wrap their heads around a zombie story that isn't a shitty action-horror film? Grr.