Kane Bugeja from Capsule Computers wrote:
"World War Z is a film based very loosely upon the Max Brooks novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. While both focus on the worldwide pandemic of the undead, the time frames in which they are set is completely different. Whilst the novel is a recounting of the events through a number of interviews, the film places the audience smack bang in the middle of chaos. What were, in the novel, slow moving husks have become an unstoppable tide of death. This leaves one question; does the film's new take on the war to end all wars do the title justice?"