Monday, July 1, 2013
Love: World War Z
The ideas, though, are conceptually frightening, and if Marc Forster and Plan B have succeeded in anything, it's using a global claustrophobia to its adrenaline-pumping advantage. Z spins into near immediate action, briefly introducing us to Gerry and Karin Lane's (Pitt and The Killing's Mireille Enos, respectively) happy, nuclear family before thrusting them into an urban hellscape. Gerry is a sort of United Nations action figure, a guy who used to get dropped into the third world war zones for a living. Experiencing the sudden arrival of those conditions in his native land, however? That's a slightly different story. Still, he's the man for the job: a survivor, one of the only people still at the government's disposal. And so, the Lane's are airlifted to safety in exchange for Gerry's immediate departure on a planet-hopping suicide mission to dig up Patient Zero. If he can guide a promising young doctor on a quest for a cure, humanity may still have some hope.