I really try to avoid caring about things like book to movie adaptations, but have you heard how they’re going to trash World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War? Wow! They’re totally going to trash it. Since I know Max Brook’s (Mel’s son – how cool is that? Really cool, right? There’s that noble old timey directorcharacter in the book who is clearly Mel Brooks!) collections of narratives from survivors of the zombie war is one of your favorites, as it is mine, I just figured you’d like to be a little bit outraged by the synopsis for this Brad Pitt vehicle. Which runs:
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
But that’s not how it worked! It happened after the war! That’s why it’s called an oral history. The book is about a UN employee who goes around the world collecting heartbreaking and beautiful and funny narratives of what it was like to survive the zombie plague.
So, this is awful, and I already hate the movie. Movies gone and ruined any of your favorite book with their “actors” and “plots?” Share in the comments!