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World War Z Has The Critics Split

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World War Z Has The Critics Split
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World War Z is opening in theaters tomorrow. It seems to not have much in common with the fan-favorite novel, but the movie itself has garnered a somewhat favorable critical reception.

As of now, World War Z is sitting at a 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. A number of top critics are giving it favorable reviews saying that it’s a good zombie film despite some issues.

Ty Burr of the Boston Globe had this to say in his review:

“The surprise of the absorbing, frightening “World War Z” is that what sounds ridiculous on paper turns out be a gripper on the screen.”

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Laura Clifford from Reeling Reviews praised the film while deriding its use of 3D:

“One thing Forster’s done well is convey the sheer speed in which a major city can be brought down by the undead…Of course, the decision to convert all this to 3D simply means that many of these quick moving action scenes become a chaotic blur…”

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It has received its own fair share of criticism, however, as some critics were upset over a whole host of issues.

Cameron Williams of The Popcorn Junkie criticized the film’s benign nature:

“A zombie film made by a parents group. A sanitised entry into the genre to ensure that twelve year-olds can lap up the action without mum or dad having to wash their sheets in the morning.”

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Curtis Woloschuk of the Willamette Week references the film’s troubled production in his criticism:

“Hollywood executives can sleep a little easier at night, once again content in the knowledge that throwing enough money at a problem can solve it.”

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As with any film adaptation of a popular book, opinions are going to vary wildly. It sounds like those looking for a decent zombie flick that’s safe for the kids will probably get some enjoyment out of World War Z, but those looking for a more traditional zombie flick will have to look elsewhere.

World War Z Has The Critics Split
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