run time: 116 mins
rated: 14 A
considered: Action, Adventure, Horror
starring: Brad Pitt, Mirelle Enos, Daniella Kertesz
movie summary: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. (www.imdb.com)
my thoughts: I have to admit right up front I hate zombies and didn’t want to see this movie for weeks. Many friends told me that I have to see it and would be glad I did. I checked it out this past Saturday and left very impressed. Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are living in Philadelphia when the movie starts. Within the first 10 minutes, everyone is going crazy, turning into zombies, and attacking each other. The United Nations, Lane’s former employer, track him down and rescue him in New Jersey. Out in the middle of the Atlantic on a Naval ship, the government is trying to figure out what caused the outbreak. They ask Lane to travel and track down the source. On his adventures, he travels to the Middle East and Europe where he fights off zombies, survives a plane crash, and becomes the test dummy for the vaccine. This movie is filled non stop action with lots of gun fire and explosions. It moves along at a solid pace, keeps you entertained, but rushes to the conclusion at the very end.
my star rating: 8 out 10