SPOILER WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS
This is the story of Brad Pitt roaming the earth seeking Patient Zero of a zombie plague and failing at every turn. Zombie pyramids ensue.
I admit to enjoying this. The science is no good at all (magic disease-sniffing zombies... that's technology we could use today!), but the drama and action are fun and feel very real. It feels like what an unstoppable zombie armageddon would feel like.
This was an interesting time to see this particular movie, in juxtaposition to the current ebola epidemic (is it an epidemic yet? It's not looking good, that's for sure). It really got me thinking how ebola could cause almost this exact movie to occur. Sure, there'd be no zombies tearing at people, but in an absolute pandemic, countries would wall themselves off, trade would shut down, and Brad Pitt would roam the earth seeking a nonsensical magic bullet to shut it down. Angelina Jolie would probably go help him though, in real life. It's a scary prospect (what will happen to their kids??).
Oh, and the one note I took while watching this movie was how it reminded me of Dead Rising, when he started piecing together a a weapon with duct tape.
So in the end, we have a body count of somewhere between 3 and 6 billion, and I rate this a healthy 4 out of 5 Arm Magazines
. It was fun. Stupid fun. Oh, and not scary at all, not really a horror movie, just sci-fi action.
Inspired by this film and by not wanting to draw an entire pyramid of zombies, which was the obvious picture, I tried to draw a Dr. Lunatic zombie from memory. It didn't go very well: