WED­NES­DAY

WORLD WAR Z

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

2.20PM, FOX­TEL PREMIERE

It will stress you out. It will mess you up. But you’re still go­ing to love liv­ing through ev­ery last dis­mem­bered bit of World War Z. This nerve- jolt­ing aff air is as ( un) dead on the money as a zom­bie fi lm can get. With most of the planet over­run by a vir­u­lent in­va­sion of fleet-footed mouth- breathers, it is left to the UN to de­ter­mine where it started. If their globe- trot­ting man on the ground ( Brad Pitt, be­low) can’t fi nd the an­swer, the world as we know it is over. Each new des­ti­na­tion vis­ited trig­gers a dev­as­tat­ing new set- piece, and each is diff er­ent in struc­ture and feel. With the fi lm sprint­ing at the same bite-neck speed as its zom­bies, there is lit­tle time for character de­vel­op­ment. This is where the sheer pres­ence and un­der­rated act­ing smarts of Pitt jus­tifi es all those ze­roes on his pay cheque.

★ ★ ★

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