World War Z

mrc1
mrc1 Posts: 852
edited June 2013 in Commuting chat
Who has read it?

I just have and I enjoyed it - quite chilling but due to how it is written (multiple retrospective accounts from around the world) it keeps everything moving along and packed full of drama. Not quite sure how the film is going to follow the narrative but hopefully it will be good.

Any other good reads in the Doomsday Prepping genre?
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    I read it, enjoyed it a lot.

    Trailers for the film look very different. They appear to move quicker for a start and it will be difficult to make the later 'battle' scenes look exciting.
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  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
    I'm looking forward to the film simply because parts of it were filmed in Scotland and I want to see if I can recognise anywhere :wink:
  • graeme_s-2
    graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    I think the film looks like it could be good fun, but I don't really understand why they bothered buying the rights to the book. The film just looks like another modern Zombie film, not an adaptation of the book. The book doesn't really lend itself particularly well to a film adaptation either (maybe more suited to a mini-series).
  • davis
    davis Posts: 2,506
    suzyb wrote:
    I'm looking forward to the film simply because parts of it were filmed in Scotland and I want to see if I can recognise anywhere :wink:

    Did they employ any extras or just film Glasgow for a few minutes? :-)

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  • spasypaddy
    spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
    struggled with the book. dont get the hype over zombies
  • mrc1
    mrc1 Posts: 852
    Graeme_S wrote:
    I think the film looks like it could be good fun, but I don't really understand why they bothered buying the rights to the book. The film just looks like another modern Zombie film, not an adaptation of the book. The book doesn't really lend itself particularly well to a film adaptation either (maybe more suited to a mini-series).

    Agreed - I'm thinking they must have invented the Brad Pitt character as some sort of UN bod who travels around the world to give them a means to link the various accounts? Otherwise I don't get how they will do it.

    Has anyone read his other zombie book?
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  • paul_mck
    paul_mck Posts: 1,058
    book was absolutely awesome. enjoyed every page.

    film will be crap. watchable, but after reading the book and seeing some of the mad stuff he came up with, the film just wont compare.

    (zombies on the seabed etc)
  • kelsen
    kelsen Posts: 2,003
    davis wrote:
    suzyb wrote:
    I'm looking forward to the film simply because parts of it were filmed in Scotland and I want to see if I can recognise anywhere :wink:

    Did they employ any extras or just film Glasgow for a few minutes? :-)

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  • Natchi
    Natchi Posts: 3
    Try The Passage, its apocalyptic stuff with vampires, just with most of the modern vampire lovetwist sparkles cr*p removed.
  • Loved World War Z. His other book The Zombie Survival Gude was boring as hell though. Agree with the others above - WWZ seems a pointless book to adapt. Unfilmable, so I doubt the film will be anything like the book. As a zombie fan I'm still looking forward to it though. :)

    Also looking forward to The Returned on C4.
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    kelsen wrote:
    davis wrote:
    suzyb wrote:
    I'm looking forward to the film simply because parts of it were filmed in Scotland and I want to see if I can recognise anywhere :wink:

    Did they employ any extras or just film Glasgow for a few minutes? :-)

    *runs away, hides
    This is not far from the truth between midnight and 5am in Sauchiehall Street on any given weekend when I lived there!
    But it was OK on the weekends when you didn't live there?
  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
    kelsen wrote:
    davis wrote:
    suzyb wrote:
    I'm looking forward to the film simply because parts of it were filmed in Scotland and I want to see if I can recognise anywhere :wink:

    Did they employ any extras or just film Glasgow for a few minutes? :-)

    *runs away, hides
    This is not far from the truth between midnight and 5am in Sauchiehall Street on any given weekend when I lived there!
    Yeah just another weekend in glasgow. Well actually I think a zombie apocalypse would be a little less dangerous than a normal weekend in Glasgow.

    It was thee big news story here for the couple of days they were here. Brad Pitt in Scotland...OMG!!! :roll:
  • Ride hard
    Ride hard Posts: 389
    Another good shout in the zombie genre is I Am Legend (The book not the film - sigh). A superb look at how the human psyche copes with isolation.

    I'm going go give WWZ a go after hearing some really good things about it in the past, and again now.
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  • notsoblue
    notsoblue Posts: 5,756
    I absolutely loved reading WWZ. I'm not expecting the film of the same name to be very similar to it. I'll judge it on its own merit. Though what made the events of WWZ the book so fascinating was the description and science fiction of the zombies themselves. The fast moving zombies of the movie really change the dynamic so much...

    Its a shame though, I felt like the book was so full of interesting stories that it would really suit the big screen.
  • Davdandy
    Davdandy Posts: 571
    I loved the book and am really looking forward to the movie.

    However it has been plagued with problems from the onset,changing directors,script changes and so on.The main problem i find is that the book consisted of many different stories,some a couple of pages long some ten to twenty pages,and to convey this onto film is nigh on impossible.

    But having sad that i hope it works,and from seeing clips it looks the dogs.
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  • DrLex
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    Asprilla wrote:


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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,874
    Book was a very good read. I'm not decided on the film yet but may go see out of curiosity.
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  • GT Destroyer
    GT Destroyer Posts: 1,719
    Natchi wrote:
    Try The Passage, its apocalyptic stuff with vampires, just with most of the modern vampire lovetwist sparkles cr*p removed.

    The Passage gets my vote too, awesome read, a big book but its worth every page word and letter, its not the stereotypical vampire book, its far better than that.
  • mrc1
    mrc1 Posts: 852
    Natchi wrote:
    Try The Passage, its apocalyptic stuff with vampires, just with most of the modern vampire lovetwist sparkles cr*p removed.

    The Passage gets my vote too, awesome read, a big book but its worth every page word and letter, its not the stereotypical vampire book, its far better than that.

    Will have a look cheers
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  • DrLex
    DrLex Posts: 2,142
    OMG! teh zombeh catz!!

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  • mrc1
    mrc1 Posts: 852
    On the same theme - it looks pretty much impossible to carry out a proper "Doomsday Prep" for this scenario.
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  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
    DrLex wrote:
    OMG! teh zombeh catz!!

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    :lol:
  • mrc1 wrote:
    On the same theme - it looks pretty much impossible to carry out a proper "Doomsday Prep" for this scenario.
    You might think that, but someone at the CDC in the States has given it some thought (even if not entirely serious)
    http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm

    And in Canada
    http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/zo ... ready.html