So, Brad Pitt‘s forthcoming fast running zombie wave movie with the title loosely based off a book by Mel Brook’s kid, World War Z, has had it’s share of trouble. After a pile of reshoots and rewrites (including expert rewriter Damon Lindelof ) not to mention a lot of bad press (and an even worse couple of trailers) most if not all of the internet were predicting disaster for the flesh eating flic.
Now with it’s world wide release looming (June 21,) WWZ just had its first public screening which led to the first batch of tweets from people in attendance, tweets that make the movie sound like something other than a train wreck, tweets that you can read after the jump!
World War Z: a big, solid zombie movie. Makes up for in scope what it lacks in blood.
— Scott Collura (@ScottIGN) May 23, 2013
World War Z will probably be the most intense movie you will see this summer…I was shocked it was that good. So much for those re-shoots.
— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) May 23, 2013
So after all that fuss, ‘World War Z’ turned out to be a surprisingly effective zombie thriller.
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) May 23, 2013
Saw World War Z. Not at all the disaster it’s been made out to be. It’s entertaining and will do fine. So there, negative buzz,
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) May 23, 2013
So, was World War Z exactly like the book? No, but I felt it captured much of the flavor, and man, does it have some intense sequences.
— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) May 23, 2013
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 23, 2013
Just saw World War Z. Sooo much better than World War A-Y. #WorldWarZ
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 23, 2013
Wait… Jimmy Fallon AND Kevin Bacon liked World War Z? It has to be good then!