31 August 2013
Is My Camo Working?
I liked the chaos that started this movie. Caught in a traffic jam, the lovely Brad Pitt family participated in the running of the zombies and worked their way through a few vehicles and hiding places before being lifted from the roof of a New Jersey apartment building and flown off the coast to where the UN fleet is gathered. (I knew there would be a “world government” sub-plot in this!) Brad himself is a former UN worker, a specialist in difficult situations, and is recruited to help track down the cause of the zombie-ism or a solution to it.
There’s a whole lot of very long distance flying in a rather old-looking plane (and without refuelling stops!) and encounters with sprightly zombies at every turn. Of course, the medical specialist is an early casualty, but who need microbiology when you have heroism? We learn early that if you haven’t turned within ten seconds you are unlikely to have been exposed, but also that almost nothing will kill the zombies (twitching finger in the ashes of a cleansing fire a little creepy.
Will Brad’s solution work? Or will he accidentally inject himself with something incurable and die that way? I’ve already given away most of the story, so let’s leave that to your imagination. I do, however, wonder if my own HIV would be enough to protect me from those zombies, or is my undetectable viral load a curse in case of World War Z? I may lose sleep over that one.
In haiku format:
If zombies are fast,
I will be forced to join them,
unless my AIDS works