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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Zombies ate the mailman.

Makes sense considering how slow the U.S. Postal Service is.
post #242 of 292
These days if the postman delivers to the wrong house it might just sit in that house forever. Why? Because they won't let you just drop a package over x number of ounces back into one of the street mail boxes. And who is going to take the time to walk it into the post office? Also tracking is somewhat inaccurate these days. More often than not something gets delivered a day or two ahead of time than what the tracking says.
post #243 of 292
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

These days if the postman delivers to the wrong house it might just sit in that house forever. Why? Because they won't let you just drop a package over x number of ounces back into one of the street mail boxes. And who is going to take the time to walk it into the post office? Also tracking is somewhat inaccurate these days. More often than not something gets delivered a day or two ahead of time than what the tracking says.
I don't have a problem with that...
The girls working the little PO here are always mixing things up.
I just bring the stuff back and hand it to the gals and hope other people do the same.
post #244 of 292
I'm glad some of you liked it. Not sure what's wrong with you though smile.gif
post #245 of 292
I felt that the theatrical trailers for this movie were a laughing stock showing the worst excesses of Hollywood's CGI-obsesson gone berserk. I was pleasantly surprised and really liked this movie, and felt that it refreshingly dispensed off the usual horror/zombie movie schtick where people purposefully act dumb and irrationally forcing you to start swearing at the screen! But the characters here are depicted fairly close to real life. After reading here that the book was even better, I listened to the unabridged version of the audiobook. But I found the book to get monotonous and slow after a while. I did not find the same tension as I felt in the movie. It felt that the book felt like a nice complementary backstory to the break neck speed, tension and action set pieces of the movie version.

I'd unabashedly recommend this movie, and knowing the aspects of zombie pandemic that did not make into the movie, I can't wait for the sequel.
post #246 of 292
The fact that I enjoyed the film makes me wonder if I am have been replaced by a Skrull. wink.gif
post #247 of 292
so do the 2D and 3D versions both come with the Theatrical and Unrated cuts?
post #248 of 292
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

The fact that I enjoyed the film makes me wonder if I am have been replaced by a Skrull. wink.gif
No kidding....we're beginning to worry about you.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

so do the 2D and 3D versions both come with the Theatrical and Unrated cuts?
As I understand it, only the 3D release has the unrated cut.
post #249 of 292
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Not to mention barely average plot, script, and acting at best (Pitt seemed neutered and apathetic). Given some of the positive reviews I thought it would be better than is was. I'd much rather see 5-10 zombie movies made from a pot of $200 million by people who are actually try to make a decent movie than one cookie cutter Hollywood movie.

larry

YES.
post #250 of 292
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Not to mention barely average plot, script, and acting at best (Pitt seemed neutered and apathetic). Given some of the positive reviews I thought it would be better than is was. I'd much rather see 5-10 zombie movies made from a pot of $200 million by people who are actually try to make a decent movie than one cookie cutter Hollywood movie.

larry
Agreed.

Every time I read a review about a zombie movie, tv show, book etc, the reviewer always says "zombies are hot right now and have been for a while" etc etc. YET, imo, there are NOT alot of hollywood/American made zombie movies that have hit the market in the last 10 years with a $20 mil budget. You can count them on a hand or two. For me, this was better than nothing and am hoping it may spawn some lesser budgeted projects that have the freedom to represent the genre better.



http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=zombie.htm
post #251 of 292
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

As I understand it, only the 3D release has the unrated cut.

3D disc - Theatrical cut only
2D disc - Unrated cut only

Redbox rental - Theatrical cut 2D.
post #252 of 292
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

3D disc - Theatrical cut only
2D disc - Unrated cut only

Redbox rental - Theatrical cut 2D.

the box art is very misleading/confusing as the 2D Blu-ray version box art has a sticker which states that the Unrated and Theatrical cut is included (but I'm assuming they are referring to the DVD for the Theatrical Cut?)...I also read that the 3D version comes with both versions- the 3D disc has the Theatrical Cut while the 2D disc has the Unrated one...very confusing

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Edited by TitusTroy - 9/23/13 at 1:13pm
post #253 of 292
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

the box art is very misleading/confusing as the 2D Blu-ray version box art has a sticker which states that the Unrated and Theatrical cut is included (but I'm assuming they are referring to the DVD for the Theatrical Cut?)...I also read that the 3D version comes with both versions- the 3D disc has the Theatrical Cut while the 2D disc has the Unrated one...very confusing

I have it (2D). So yes, the Blu-ray has *ONLY* the unrated cut, and yes, they are referring to the dvd on the box.


As for the 3D edition, it's not surprising: the unrated cut would have required additional shots to be converted to 3D specifically for this release. Paramount probably thought it wasn't worth the effort - and cost (and they were right wink.gif). Get the 2D version, it's the best deal imo.
post #254 of 292
Quick trip through IMDB user reviews and I'm glad I'm not alone.
post #255 of 292
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Quick trip through IMDB user reviews and I'm glad I'm not alone.

What? That this completely sucked ass and has no redeeming qualities (save for a single grenade that all my basshead buddies are going crazy over. rolleyes.gif) or replayability?

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post #256 of 292
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

What? That this completely sucked ass and has no redeeming qualities (save for a single grenade that all my basshead buddies are going crazy over. rolleyes.gif) or replayability?

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Having seen this on its initial release at the theater, once was enough. No interest in buying it, unless it comes down to $7.99 for the 3D BR version.
post #257 of 292
I rented it from Redbox and also have no interest in buying it...the story seemed too disjointed and the finale was so underwhelming it almost felt like an entirely different movie
post #258 of 292
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

the box art is very misleading/confusing as the 2D Blu-ray version box art has a sticker which states that the Unrated and Theatrical cut is included (but I'm assuming they are referring to the DVD for the Theatrical Cut?)...I also read that the 3D version comes with both versions- the 3D disc has the Theatrical Cut while the 2D disc has the Unrated one...very confusing
That is what I understood....
Anyway, it's f_cked up.rolleyes.gif
post #259 of 292
Watched it last night, fantastic loved every minute of it. Hopefully they do a sequel.
post #260 of 292
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Ditto on the above comment. This movie is all kinds of awesome. Very suspenseful, lots of finger gnawing moments. The Missus had her hands to her face nearly the entire movie. It rocks and rocks hard from nearly the opening bell all the way through.

Now the bad news: way too much shakycam. Not necessary. Too many scenes, you just have no idea what's going on. One example: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
When the young Israeli soldier gets her hand chomped by a "zeke", Brad chops off the whole hand to (hopefully) avoid infection. I didn't even realize what had happened until he was changing her bandage on the plane.

Matthew Fox was supposedly in this movie, as well as 'Rubicon's James Badge Dale. Didn't recognize either one. Did notice a couple of the stars from another great TV series (that, like 'Rubicon', nobody has seen), HBO's 'Treme'. Guess it's rated PG-13; you see far more zombie-killin', flesh-chompin' gore on an average episode of 'The Walking Dead'.

Now I want to read the book to find out how they changed things from the original story. But for a summertime action thriller, WWZ delivers. I don't go to many movies anymore, but glad I went to this one.

I watched it again last night, and it was just as good as the first time. This time however, I spotted Matthew Fox in more than a couple of scenes. Sort of felt bad for him, seeing him in such nondescript flash-in-the-pan roles. Has his career taken such a nosedive after Lost that he had to take one of those faceless, fleeting roles that stayed in focus for a total of less than a few seconds across a few scenes. Does anyone know more on this?

I believe James Badge Dale played the Captain of the troops stationed at Camp Humphreys.
Edited by raaj - 9/29/13 at 2:50pm
post #261 of 292
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

I watched it again last night, and it was just as good as the first time. This time however, I spotted Matthew Fox in more than a couple of scenes. Sort of felt bad for him, seeing him in such nondescript flash-in-the-pan roles. Has his career taken such a nosedive after Lost that he had to take one of those faceless, fleeting roles that stayed in focus for a total of less than a few seconds across a few scenes. Does anyone know more on this?

I believe James Badge Dale played the Captain of the troops stationed at Camp Humphreys.

I'm watching it again tonight, have to admit didn't spot Mathew Fox but will keep an eye for him.
post #262 of 292
Don't want to spoil it for you, but he is Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the soldier that spots then from the chopper that collects Brad Pitt's family off the roof top at the beginning of the movie, and also the soldier that comes to meet Brad's wife and kids to take them off the ship when Pitt's plane crashes in Wales.
All the occurrences have not more than a few words to utter on screen, in a fast cut such that his face is never visible for more than a fraction of a second, and never in full view.
post #263 of 292
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

Don't want to spoil it for you, but he is Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the soldier that spots then from the chopper that collects Brad Pitt's family off the roof top at the beginning of the movie, and also the soldier that comes to meet Brad's wife and kids to take them off the ship when Pitt's plane crashes in Wales.
All the occurrences have not more than a few words to utter on screen, in a fast cut such that his face is never visible for more than a fraction of a second, and never in full view.


Thanks raaj will have a look tonight.
post #264 of 292
I seent him.
post #265 of 292
Yep noticed him now.
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

I seent him.

Yep noticed him last night. Watching it again last night I enjoyed it even more.
post #266 of 292
Book was better. The movie didn't impress me. It looks like a typical zombie apocalypse movie and there's no fun in watching a movie if you know what's going to happen.
post #267 of 292
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Quick trip through IMDB user reviews and I'm glad I'm not alone.
So what if you were? Does that really mean something to you if your opinions shared by others,at least on trivial matters like a movie.
post #268 of 292
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Originally Posted by StaffordM View Post

Book was better. The movie didn't impress me. It looks like a typical zombie apocalypse movie and there's no fun in watching a movie if you know what's going to happen.

If I understand you correctly, you saw the movie AFTER you read the book, right? The fact that the movie is a typical zombie apocalypse is not bad, because we now have the added dimension of Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
super speed of the zombies and the explosive rate of infection, as well as the swarm tactics of the zombie hordes
, and this absolutely ups the ante and tempo of the action. But if you read the movie, you know beforehand that Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the situation had gotten out of hand, and that desperate measures had to be initiated
, but I saw the movie first and then read the book. Watching the movie first, I absolutely enjoyed the different take on the zombies as opposed to a Walking Dead. Reading (well, listening to) the book afterwards did not hold the same perspective on the action in the movie, and it seemed more like the book was a more languid exploration of the peoples' backstory as they lived through the early stages of the pandemic.
post #269 of 292
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Originally Posted by thehun View Post

So what if you were? Does that really mean something to you if your opinions shared by others,at least on trivial matters like a movie.
Yes.
#trollfood
post #270 of 292
I'm late to this party and FINALLY got to see this big Pitt circus. I thought the movie was very polished in terms of production, FX, acting, directing, etc. The movie's pace was also very good, the action started almost immediately and got me on the edge of my seat (bed) in a child like curiosity how the movie will progress and end. Technically, there wasn't much you can find any fault which I thought was remarkable of a grand zombie action movie on this grand scale.

BUT, as soon as the credits went up I felt somehow cheated and thought it was kinda stupid and shallow. Mainly from how Brad Pitt's character kept escaping death by the hair on his back and somehow was able to travel the world literally from one continent to the next like a super hero as the planet's only savior and salvation. It was like he could do no wrong or die. I also thought many of what transpired were so preposterous and ridiculous but I brushed it aside for the sake of enjoying the movie but in the end it all came to realization that it was all so forgettable and shallow.

However, in relative to other big budget films this summer WWZ ( better than Iron man 3 & MoS ) is pretty entertaining and did it's job very well esp like I mentioned in the production value and how the movie looked. This is one of those movies you be proud to show off your HT to family & friends as you got one of the biggest star today in a fast pace action which btw was not too bloody or gory so I was pleased with that aspect as well.
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