Luckylyn August 22, 2015 Share August 22, 2015 Since I finished the book, I finally watched the movie World War Z and am completely confused. I don't know why they call the movie World War Z or claim it's based on the book because the movie has very little to do with the novel. They pretty much only have zombies in common and that's it. Everything unique about the novel was stripped away to make a generic zombie movie. Why buy the rights to a novel and completely ignore it? They easily could have made the movie without buying the rights to the novel because they have so little in common. This is not a case of a movie changing a few things from the book but of a film that drops pretty much every single story line from the novel and adds new ones. I realize the interview format of the book is tricky to adapt, but it could have been done using a faux documentary format. Even if they didn't want that type of format, they could have shaped it into a global ensemble story that would have handled zombies in ways that no other movie has. The political and moral issues from the book were ignored. There were so many interesting characters and compelling stories that were discarded so that one bland character can be the focus. How the situation is resolved in the movie and the book are completely different to the point where they have nothing to do with each other. The movie itself I found kind of boring. It lacked a certain spark. 2 Link to comment
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