Nessman’s Nightmares: World War Z [VIDEO]
Yep, me, the horror movie fan, is just getting around to "World War Z". I'm kind of glad I waited too. The bigger distance you have between the book and the movie the better, because they have virtually nothing in common. In fact, to the best of my recollection they only things they have in common are the name and the topic of "global zombie outbreak".
So I started this series "Nessman's Favorite Nightmares" to give you my top horror movies. It then made sense to put pretty much any horror movie here, thus the change from "Nessman's Favorite Nightmares" to "Nessman's Nightmares". What I'm leading up to is that this movie can't really be one of my favorite horror movies, because it's really not a horror movie. It's much more of an action/adventure thing. And let's be clear, if you loved the book, you're going to have a bad time.
World War Z is a good movie. It clocked in at about 2 hours and seemed like it was only on for 30 minutes. A movie that moves along that fast is always a good thing. There's a few jump scares, some great stunts and some high tension moments. The ending is a little weak, but that's because the plan, at least initially, was to make two or three movies. It's worth your $5 for a pay per view, but I don't think I'd spring for the d.v.d. I think that while it's very enjoyable, most of the stuff that makes it fun wouldn't be as fun to see the second time around.
I'm going to give World War Z three and a half out of five "Nightmares", once again not because it's mediocre but because it really isn't a horror movie.