Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Sitting down to watch World War Z again after a few years what strikes me is just how intense the unrated cut of the film is. The opening salvos of the film – from the traffic jam to the apartment block escape and even through to Jerusalem – are edge of seat. And in fact those moments (and the several other extended and alternate takes) help the film work much better than it’s PG13 release which always felt less than the sum of its parts (I mean a bloodless Zombie film is pretty pointless). It’s still flawed, with the heavily reshot last act still falling short of the far more dour and downbeat ending that was planned, but for sure World War Z works far better than I originally gave it credit for.
Best Bit: Apartment block escape
Worth A Rewatch: Yes
If You Liked this Try: 28 Days Later, Dawn Of The Dead (2004), Train To Busan