Last weekend the wife and I took a trip to the cinema to see the latest zombie apocalypse film World War Z.


We’re both fans on zombie films, and ever since we saw the first trailer we’ve been looking forward to this film. We were worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype but it certainly didn’t disappoint. I don’t want to post any sort of spoilers, so I’ll just say that the zombie apocalypse comes in the form of an extremely fast acting virus. Brad Pitt goes in search of the source in the hopes that it might give clues to a strategy to combat the virus. Set in locations all over the world, each location results in a cool set piece of action. In fact, at times I thought of Brad as some sort of catalyst for mayhem, escaping each time by the skin of his teeth to move on and wreak havoc elsewhere. I really enjoyed World War Z. For me it delivered everything the “leave your brain by the door” films do in terms of action, but it added more depth as Brad is forced to leave his family and play detective in search of an answer to the zombie onslaught. It’s definitely clawed it’s way into my top five favourite zombie films.

One of my favourite parts of going to the cinema is the trailers. I’m looking forward to the usual summer blockbusters, but we saw a trailer for one film that I wasn’t aware of. “This is the end” looked absolutely hilarious. The idea is that whilst a bunch of Hollywood celebrities (played by themselves) are partying at James Franco’s house the world ends. I’m a little worried that I may have already seen all of the funniest bits in the trailer, but we’ll definitely give that one a go.

The highlight line: “Hermione stole all of our ****!”