Metal Arcade: Jason Bakker writes:
World War Z is a movie that surprised me. I didn’t catch it in theaters, but I had heard about the troubled production it had gone through, including numerous re-writes and re-shoots. Luckily, as it turns out, all of that extra work resulted in a thoroughly entertaining final product, and all the post-production patchwork is thankfully unnoticeable. Judging from the trailers, one could be forgiven for thinking that this is just another formulaic horror/ action zombie film, but World War Z manages to carve out its own identity in a crowded genre. It manages to feel remarkably fresh with its breakneck pace, worldwide scale and epic set-pieces. Producer/ star Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster have managed to successfully fuse together the end-times desperation of AMC’s The Walking Dead with the fast-paced action of something like The Bourne Identity. Now Paramount has released the film on Blu-ray in an improved, unrated extended cut, with a number of special features rounding out the package.