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To be upset that World War Z The Movie

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KnockKnockPenny Fri 09-Nov-12 07:48:17

AIBU to be upset that the trailers for World War Z seem to have no resemblance to the book I read (and loved)?

Have been waiting ages for the film, am sorely disappointed now!

Why do they do it? sad

KnockKnockPenny Fri 09-Nov-12 07:50:54

Trailer here

No! I am so upset about it. I was really looking forward to it and now I'm just majorly disappointed. sad

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 09-Nov-12 09:46:44

Bits and pieces I saw repoted on while they were filming it made it look like they were following the book pretty closely - I hope it's not very different sad
I don't watch many films and have always preferred the book but this one looked good and we had planned to go and see it. DH hasn't read the book so he won't care but I sit there muttering "that's wrong" "no not like that" all the way through grin and he hates it.

cornybeefhash Fri 09-Nov-12 09:48:20

Now I thought the book was a bit shit
I'm more upset that Brad fecking Pitt is doing the movie than anything else

blueraincoat Fri 09-Nov-12 09:50:35

My mum booked tickets to this thinking it was a World War 2 films and they had done "that modern thing, making the 2 a Z". I did toy with not telling her it was a zombie film but decided it was best to tell her in the end!

BunnyLeBOOwski Fri 09-Nov-12 09:54:53

Apparently it's nothing like the book.

A bit of a mess tbh. They did reshoots and rewrites months after the filming ended hmm

I don't think such an epic book could work as a film anyway. It would inevitably be condensed/butchered.

And Brad bloody Pitt?? hmm

Francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Nov-12 10:04:32

Brad Pitt is fine imho.

The book doesn't have major characters, so they had to change that for the film. They chose the easy way out. They could have done it in a different way, like Robert Altman's Short Cuts. With Zombies grin

Tbh, I didn't enjoy reading WWZ as much as I thought I would.

Chelvis Fri 09-Nov-12 11:08:10

blueraincoat, it isn't out til June next year though, I thought? how has she booked tickets already?

I enjoyed the book, but preferred the survival guide one he did.

whatsforyou Fri 09-Nov-12 11:13:05

I haven't read the book or seen the trailer but you are not being unreasonable.
I saw the trailer for the Jack Reacher film, based on Lee Child's books and they have cast teeny tiny and horrible Tom Cruise in the role of the man mountain who is Jack sad
If you are going to take on a book to make into a film then you should be as true to it as possible IMO

weeblueberry Fri 09-Nov-12 11:15:37

I honestly don't know why they even bothered buying the rights to the book quite frankly. It might as well be named 'Yet Another Zombie Movie except this time Starring Brad Pitt' given how much it resembles the damn book. sad

SaidFlorence Fri 09-Nov-12 11:16:04

It was filmed 2 minutes from my work. You see the part with all the people running from George Square (Glasgow) - I'm one of them grin

PrincessSymbian Fri 09-Nov-12 11:16:15

Having watched that trailer, I think who ever wrote the screen play should be throughly ashamed of themselves. The whole point of the book was it was looking at the events retrospectively. It could have been done amazingly but no', they had to turn it into one man against the world type crap!

blueraincoat Fri 09-Nov-12 11:19:28

Oh isn't it?! I could have sworn it was coming out??? Maybe she was going to then? Bit worried for mother's brain now...

blueraincoat Fri 09-Nov-12 11:25:48

Ah originally going to be released in December 2012, I think this is where confusion set in.

susiedaisy Fri 09-Nov-12 11:25:50

The zombies look like its all cgi, I hope it's not going to be another piece of crap like 2012, was really looking forward to this film i am already pissed off they have changed the release date!angry

susiedaisy Fri 09-Nov-12 11:27:15

I believe the original release date was 21st dec to co-inside with the supposed end of the world theory by the Mayans,

BadRoly Fri 09-Nov-12 11:27:50

The snow covered boat bits were done in Falmouth last August - it was big news down here at the time with people getting parts as extras and trying to get photos etc of Brad grin

Francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Nov-12 11:35:01

Why are they on boats I also wondered World War Z zombies could survive in the sea.

gordyslovesheep Fri 09-Nov-12 11:41:01

YANBU I felt exactly the same when I saw the trailer

mayorquimby Fri 09-Nov-12 13:08:01

I resigned myself to this bearing no resemblance to the book a long time ago.
The book would be perfect as a HBO miniseries following a different account each week.
I'll still watch this but it's a bog standard zombie flick is my prediction

mrscumberbatch Fri 09-Nov-12 13:36:26

Franca the sea bit is explained in the book.

MrsReiver Fri 09-Nov-12 14:02:15

Glasgow looks good, and I'm enjoying watching the refinery down the road blow up! Oh the excitement when Brad Pitt was on our doorstep.

Francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Nov-12 14:19:16

I remember that in the book there is the account of people surviving on a chinese submarine, and that many boats got attacked by zombies, or am I not remembering well?

Francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Nov-12 14:20:00

My 11.35 sentence doesn't make sense, does it

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