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Old 11-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If it were titled anything else, I might want to go see it. But as "World War Z", a book that I found really interesting if for nothing else than the level of research that Max Brooks put into it, it's a fail. Running vs. walking zombies changes the entire tone of the story, as stupid as such a small detail might seem. You go from being able to hunker down and defend yourself against walkers to having almost zero hope against zombies that can build a tower out of themselves to get over walls and obstacles. It's just dumb. I wonder how Brooks feels about this abortion?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it couldn't be any worse then the book itself, IMO. Tried to read it but could not get through even the beginning.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Horrible, doesnt resemble the book at all.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You go from being able to hunker down and defend yourself against walkers to having almost zero hope against zombies that can build a tower out of themselves to get over walls and obstacles.
In the book, the soldiers were not able to "hunker down" when fighting at NYC. They were still overrun. Near the end, they talk about forcing the zombies to make make "zombie walls" that they had to climb over, making them easier to shoot. I think this is where the scene in the movie comes from?

But to answer your question, here is the author saying what he thinks of "fast zombies":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1o-9EWGbjQ

I agree that its not like the book. But ever since "Bourne Identity", I try to keep an open mind. That movie really pissed me off. It was nothing like the book. Only vagely using parts of the first chapter. Different themes, etc. But I've later found the movie enjoyable, as long as I consider it unrelated to the books.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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In the book, the soldiers were not able to "hunker down" when fighting at NYC. They were still overrun. Near the end, they talk about forcing the zombies to make make "zombie walls" that they had to climb over, making them easier to shoot. I think this is where the scene in the movie comes from?

Yeah, but that was walls of dead zombies that the walkers had to climb over. They weren't climbing over still-moving zeds in a reanimated tsunami of flesh and bone or forming towers to reach survivors.

And there were outposts in the book that lasted through the conflict by simply barricading themselves in. I'd cite specific examples but I don't have my copy of the book here, I loaned it out to a friend to read. But off the top of my head I remember the Brits and Russians had at least one fortress apiece that held against the zombies until the main forces were able to recover and return.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, but that was walls of dead zombies that the walkers had to climb over. They weren't climbing over still-moving zeds in a reanimated tsunami of flesh and bone or forming towers to reach survivors.

And there were outposts in the book that lasted through the conflict by simply barricading themselves in. I'd cite specific examples but I don't have my copy of the book here, I loaned it out to a friend to read. But off the top of my head I remember the Brits and Russians had at least one fortress apiece that held against the zombies until the main forces were able to recover and return.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Don't forget the Israelis.
Exactly, there were no tsunamis of zombies in Jerusalem or over the wall, per Brooks history the wall wasnt finished around whole Jerusalem, so it was partially abandoned.

Though, with all the due respect to Brooks, he doesnt seem to know Jerusalem that well, for a better defense against zombies the whole city must be held. Topography is important.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I agree that its not like the book. But ever since "Bourne Identity", I try to keep an open mind. That movie really pissed me off. It was nothing like the book. Only vagely using parts of the first chapter. Different themes, etc. But I've later found the movie enjoyable, as long as I consider it unrelated to the books.
Agree with this sentiment. This is exactly the way that I approach most movie adaptations of books. Rarely will you see a screenplay that faithfully recreates a novel, but that doesn't necessarily make for a bad movie.

Unfortunately this looks like it might have been better marketed as a prequel for "I Am Legend" than as WWZ. Come to think of it, I Am Legend is another example of a(n arguably good) movie that is only loosely based on a great book.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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As much as I love The Walking Dead, I have to say the zombie genre's pretty played out. How many variations can they make on that premise and still be original?

If I want to watch an awesome zombie movie, I'll put in Fido. That's still my favorite.
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