World War Z

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Mon, 06/01/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
World War Z

Movie Moles Denise Morris and Victoria Saucedo review the 2013 apocalyptic zombie movie, World War Z, and the book by Max Brooks, of the same name, that it was based on. The one is a work of well researched and well written fiction which presents a serious sociopolitical indictment of the failures of both regular citizens and official government responses to a worldwide pandemic that throws in the zombie trope as a means to propel the story. The other is a fairly typical Hollywood blockbuster that bears almost no resemblance in pacing or storytelling to the weighty themes laced throughout the source material of the book, yet still manages to tell its own story in a jarring and semi-effective way.

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