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(Spoiler Alert) World War Z review

I went to see World War Z last night and I was reluctant to do so. The only reason was because a friend of mine, former roommate, really wanted to see it. The reason why I didn't want to see it was because of the trailer, which I then used to compare to the book. I knew it was going to be a marketing vehicle for Brad Pitt and his political and environmental opinions; much like "28 Days Later" was a UK/Anti-war movie.

I ended up being correct. World War Z was a movie which Brad Pitt created to project his views on how humans are ruining the Earth and destroying civilization. It was plastered all over the movie, in the opening scenes, in the dialog, in the visuals and at the very end.

Here is the breakdown:

The visuals were good and it was the most enjoyable part of the movie. At the end of the movie, when the characters are in the WHO lab, the shuffling zombies are the best.

The audio was good, but other than that they weren't any thing special. I just thought they did a good job at the chattering teeth, the "boom boom boom" stuff.

The acting was average, but I give big Kudos to Daniella Kertesz, who played Segen, an Israeli soldier. She was very believable after getting her hand cut off.

The script sucked. It isn't any thing like the book an there were too many hiccups in the movie to make it believable. When I see a zombie movie I want the crap to be scared out of me. This movie isn't scary at all; in fact there were dozens of people laughing around me.

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For all the wrong reasons

Banning a girl off the 6th grade football team for "lust" reasons is ridiculous.

Yes it is a private christian school, but lust is a scapegoat excuse.


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Over Rated, Over Priced and not Amusing

I've lived in Florida for over four decades now. I've been one of those people, who when a weee-lad, visited Disneyworld almost on a monthly basis. I also spent many times at the park due to school, corporate or a family function (such as a wedding) over the past three decades.

It was always enjoyable until the 1990's when Disney took on a different shape as a company. Long gone where the feeling of "family" and "amusement park". Instead, Disney took on the form of a money making cash cow (or I should say mouse) instead of the high quality I found from my youth.

I see too many high paid executives who suck up the money and give nothing positive in return. Then during the days of Michael Eisner (who I feel was the worst CEO of all time) started Disney down a path to which it has never escaped.

Now they raise the prices, yet again, and for what?

My family was there just a few weeks ago and the lines were so packed that they didn't get to see any thing new. Also, the park seemed to be over worked with employees being less than cheerful or happy to assist.

I hate it. The only thing worth while is the relationship they had with Pixar but thankfully Pixar was able to escape from their stink and not be corrupted.


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I was flipping through the channels last night and I stumbled on this special for Discovery. It looked legit so I pulled up the menu.

"Mermaid: The Body Found"

WTF? Really? A "mermaid"?

I watched a few more minutes when they showed a video of the "mermaid".

Holy fucking shit. Are they kidding me? The CGI looked like a 4 year old did it. Really? They are trying to convince people this is real?

I quickly pulled out my phone and searched... yeah.. it's a fake.

So what the hell? Is this some directors wet dream? Are they trying to imitate Orson Welles 1968 broadcast of The War of the Worlds??

Apparently so because this show was put out in May of 2012 and the NOAA actually got calls and emails saying, "We want to know about the Mermaids you found!"

Bingo! In small print in the credits, if you had the ability to freeze it, there was a small section saying that what you just watched was complete and utter bullshit.

This shit should be illegal. Apparently people still think it is a cover up by the governments to hide actual Merfolk.

Any thing for the almighty dollar and a ratings boost.

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5 year old boy shoots and kills 2 year old sister

I've very sad to hear of this child's death, but the parents are to blame and the family is nuts.

The article says "they thought it was in a safe place".. obviously not... the 5 year old got it.

Which then leads me to believe that either the gun was loaded (doh) or the ammo was not hidden either (doh doh).


Then the article goes on to say:

Riddle said she is devastated, but comforted knowing that her granddaughter is in a better place.

"It was God's will. It was her time to go, I guess," she told WLEX. "I just know she's in heaven right now and I know she's in good hands with the Lord."


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No more George Lucas, thank god!

I'm happy to hear the next 10 years will be filled with new Star Wars stuff with out George "I'm brain dead" Lucas at the helm.
 And look!!! The original writer for Empire Strikes back will be writing the next two films!This means the writer for the best Star Wars film of all time will be involved!


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The funniest man

Johnathan Winters passed away. I grew up watching him on television. In a "What's my line" skit he walked in to a dialog with out knowing what was going on, took control of the dialog and made the other comedians follow his lead, abandoning the script they had been given.

Truly a great comic.


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More shit which needs to end

This shit about threatening other people is ridiculous. I know Ann Coulter is a douche who has had her 15 minutes of fame, but doing this crap is just plain stupid.


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Rape and Bullying

When is this shit going to stop? What kind of society allows this to continue?

The police should be brought to trial for their sloppy investigation. The four boys should be prosecuted.

In the article, it says they have a picture of the rape, but don't know who pressed the button? WTF? Really? That's preventing you from asking, "OK who's phone was it?" "OK son, why did you snap a photo of the rape, who was there with you, what? you didn't take the picture? OK, who had your phone? ".


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Happy Zombie Day!!!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Zombie Day this fine spring day. May your relatives all rise from the dead and eat your brains!

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