Director: Marc Forster. Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, David Morse. 115 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Malta. Action/Horror.
The world is plagued by an epidemic of "fast" zombies, and while people die by the thousands ... everybody makes sure Brad Pitt stays alive. Don't get me wrong: this is two hours of heart-pounding suspense. But that's all it is - two hours of heart-pounding suspense. As opposed to many zombie movies, there's almost no take home message here. Danny Boyle did a much better job with the exact same material in 28 Days Later, which conveyed some dark concepts about human nature. But no, Brad Pitt is too valuable to lose.
PS #1: Here's the story of how the movie's entire ending was re-written and re-shot.
PS #2: Insane how many apocalyptic movies have been out this year so far (After Earth, Oblivion, This is the End, World War Z, Pacific Rim), and there's more to come (Elysium, Ender's Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ...).