Posted September 29 2013 - 04:06 AM
I don't know if zombies need to be fast or slow, I'm not much of a zombie person. I liked I am Legend, with Wil Smith, much better, and it had fast zombies. Shaun of the Dead was fun. And I've read The Passage, though I think that's a vampire book. But I didn't get these zombies. They made me less scared, the less I saw them because they were such ridiculous chittering chipmunks.
The beginning was great. Brad Pitt fleeing with his wife and kids, with a brief pause in a stranger's apartment, was one of the better openings I've seen in a while. The events that forced him to take the mission and leave his family, made great sense and made me even more anxious.
But then the walled city of Israel, 10 million people remain quiet as peeps for weeks, until an enthusiastic dozen immigrants sing a little, and that brings on the zombie hordes? At the very moment that Brad Pitt is there watching? It pulled me out of the story screaming, this is a movie that must do certain movie things now. Please enjoy a Pepsi responsibly.
I did miss something basic; I'd have enjoyed it more if I got this: why did they conclude the zombies ignore those with fatal illness? They showed a limping soldier, an old man, and a kid. I completely missed how these reveal the zombie weakness.