Friday, July 6, 2012

Back from vacation with a Black Gate post on WWZ

Well, I'm back from our annual family vacation in New Hampshire, a small slice of fun and relaxation that is almost entirely internet free, even in this day and age of satellites and cell phone towers. So obviously it's been a while since my last post. Time to dust things off and get started again.

If you're interested, I wrote a brief blurb about the sad state of the World War Z film over on Black Gate (nothing too revelatory; I owe them a post every other Thursday and so had to dash something off last night. Gee, I'm really selling it well.) You can read the post here. WWZ is a great book that deserves a great film but I'm not liking what I'm reading about the project so far...


Fred said...


I read your review on Black Gate and spot on. I'm no zombie fan and avoid the books and films whenever possible as I find them repetitious at best and tedious most of the time.

I did read WWZ because it was the selection of an SF book club that I belong to, although with much trepidation. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed it, and I suspect that the report format was the reason. If that is gone from the film, I see no reason to waste time and money viewing the film which now sounds like it's going to be just like every other zombie ("I want to eat your face") flic.

Thanks for the review.

Brian Murphy said...

Thanks Fred. There are a lot of bad, grade-B zombie flicks out there (hundreds of straight to video releases it seems), but I've been enjoying The Walking Dead, and consider Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead to be classics.