Written September 23, 2014
I like how the focus was kept on the mission of finding the source/cure/way to hold out. No gratuitous gore scenes. Special effects were awesome! Definitely recommend it to my friends.
Written December 26, 2014
Written January 31, 2015
I've read this book... many times. Listened to it, too. That's the problem. If I'd never been exposed to the book (which is amazing), then I would have loved this movie. However... Why make a movie out of a book if you're just going to take 97% of the details out?
Written May 25, 2015
Full disclosure- I really enjoyed the book and thought it would make a great movie. Unfortunately...this movie has almost nothing to do with the book. What a huge disappointment. After seeing the trailers it was obvious there would be major departures from the book, but honestly, this movie does not deserve the title. Its barely a zombie film- its more akin to Outbreak or Contagion as far as movie genres go.
Sadly the best part of the movie was the last 2 or 3 minutes, with images and voiceover that finally caught the mood of the book. The previous 133 minutes....meh.
Viewed as a pandemic movie instead of a zombie flick, it was bearable. But to take a wildly popular book that many view as the pinnacle of zombie lore, and use the name for a movie that is completely unrelated, is really pissing off a lot of fans.
I'd recommend taking a pass on this one. BUT, if you haven't yet, go get the book! It's a great read. You won't be disappointed.
Written November 22, 2014
I did not read the novels, so to those folks I apologize! However I am a Zombie movie fan and a Walking Dead series fan! I thought this flick was very well done and very well acted especially by Mr Pitt! The plot was very international and very interesting. The action sequences were breathtaking, and my wife just about squeezed my arm off in a few of them!
I've heard the movie doesn't follow the novel series very accurately, so if your a fan of the books you may come away disappointed! I was not however, as I enjoyed all of it and will buy the DVD!! Go see it!! 8 )