Paramount has unleashed a second trailer for their upcoming horror/sci-fi epic World War Z. I had reviewed the first trailer and expressed some misgivings, let's watch this new trailer and see if it assuages any of those misgivings...
I'm afraid this new trailer hasn't really eased my misgivings and I may be forced to repeat myself.
1. It still looks like they spent the Gross National Product of Bolivia to make this movie.
2. I still think Brad Pitt's "I'm the producer, I don't need to shave or get a haircut" look doesn't fit in with someone who is supposed to be a senior UN official. Also, making him an official for an organization known for impotence and corruption doesn't seem all that heroic.
3. I think they miss the point of zombies that author Max Brooks was trying to get across. Zombies are your friends, family and neighbours who have had their humanity forcibly removed, and now they want to feast upon your flesh and make you one of them. The movie's faceless blob of body parts that moves with the speed of a cheetah on meth is a completely different kind of monster and might have worked in another movie, but not this one.
You can go click the link to the piece on the first trailer for the rest of my misgivings, which are not assuaged, not assuaged at all.