5 Things I learned from “World War Z”

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Posted June 21, 2013 by Stanton Brasher in MOVIES
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The latest zombie thriller/vehicle for Brad Pitt’s hair, “World War Z,” is sprinkled with little intellectual tidbits and life lessons. This movie taught me so many things of which I was previously ignorant. Thank you “World War Z” for making me a better human.

**********Spoilers Ahead-You’ve Been Warned-Don’t Cry**********

1. Black People are Never to be Trusted

Gerry (Brad Pitt) gets an offer of help from Thierry (Fana Mokoena) at the United Nations. He turns the offer down because he suspects the UN has ulterior motives. Unfortunately, he has to accept his help and finds it within himself to put his trust in Thierry. Just kidding. The United Nations uses him until they think he is dead and then boot his family out into some Israeli refugee camp.

Also, during a scene in the grocery store, Gerry has to defend his wife from two would be rapists. A black police officer stumbles upon the altercation and Gerry puts his hands in the air as a passive acceptance of the officer’s assistance. In return, the officer ignores him and steals food because, you know, black people steal.

Images courtesy of Plan B Entertainment

Images courtesy of Plan B Entertainment

A wealthy man with your last name died in a plane crash and he has no surviving relatives. Trust me. I will send you the money if give me your bank info. 

2. A Little Duct Tape and a Knife can turn your gun into an Effective Bayonet

Trapped in a house with kids and low on weaponry? No problem. Just grab a Ginsu and tape it to a shotgun and jab into every undead soul around you. Don’t worry about it getting knocked off by a wacky, waving, inflatable; arm-flailing zombie because it is attached by the strongest tape man can buy.

You know what they say, “If you can’t duct it, fuck it.” That rhyme doesn’t work so well on paper.

Image courtesy of Capcom

Image courtesy of Capcom

I’ve been saying this for years! 

3. The Military would send their Greatest Scientific Hope on a Wacky Suicide Mission with a Gun

Luckily, the United Nations managed to rescue an expert in genetic science from Harvard. Surely, if anyone can, he will find a cure. Let’s give him a gun and send him across the world to a zombie infested area.

This doctor doesn’t even make it out of the hangar of the plane before accidentally blowing his head off in an accidental panic slip during a zombie attack. I guess he didn’t see the “slippery when wet” signs.

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Make sure you don’t shoot yourself in the head or the dick. 

4. Mexicans are alcoholics

This is a stereotype that the movie gleefully embraces. When Gerry and his family find refuge in the home of a Hispanic family, before any greeting is exchanged, the patriarch offers “cerveza” because that is what people look for when they are holed up and hiding from flesh-eating cannibals.

There are so many stereotypes from which the filmmakers could have chosen. For instance, they could have used some tree trimmers and lawn mowers to take out zombies. They could have developed a sauce so hot that it could melt through zombie’s heads. They could have been pelting zombies with oranges from the side of the highway.

Image courtesy of IMDB

Image courtesy of IMDB

I don’t always drink beer. Sometimes I drink tequila.

5. Zombies are like cats

Romero’s zombies were slow to the point that his characters casually talk about how you can distract them with fireworks and walk right past them. Snyder and Boyle did the unthinkable when they made their zombies run.

In “WWZ”  not only do they run, but they can also leap onto helicopters and use each other as ladders. These zombies are not only deadly, but practical.

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Believe it or not, this is NOT a scene from “Newsies”


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Stanton Brasher
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Stanton is a grown ass man. Don't you forget that. He also likes superhero movies, chocolate milk and pajamjams. Grown man shit.

  • josh112233

    1.He doesn’t put his hands up “as passive acceptance of the officers acceptance.” He puts his hands up to show he’s not a threat and willing to cooperate because he just shot someone right in front of him. And you know, police officers arent really cool with that kind of thing. Pay attention you ADD ridden buffoon

    2. ” A Little Duct Tape, a Knife and a Broom Handle makes for an Effective Weapon.” He taped the knife to the end of his rifle not a broom handle (did you forget to take your ritalin?). Its called a bayonet and they’ve been used for centuries you dumbfuck

    3. yeah i didnt get the point of that whole story arc either

    4. “Mexicans are alcoholics. This is a stereotype that the movie gleefully embraces.” What? since when was that a stereotype? and since when does offering someone one beer make you an alcoholic?

    5. This wasnt as ridiculous as you make it sound. I think the athlete zombies are a lot more fun to watch than the other ones anyway.

    This article sucks ass. Partly because you didn’t even pay attention to the movie to satirize it well enough and partly because you just seem like a douchebag.

  • Stanton Brasher

    “1.He doesn’t put his hands up “as passive acceptance of the officers acceptance.” He puts his hands up to show he’s not a threat and willing to cooperate because he just shot someone right in front of him. And you know, police officers arent really cool with that kind of thing. Pay attention you ADD ridden buffoon”

    When you want to quote someone on the internet, the copy and paste feature comes in handy. You should check into it. Also, “passive acceptance and “putting his hands up to show he’s not a threat” are the same thing. Good try.

    2. ” A Little Duct Tape, a Knife and a Broom Handle makes for an Effective Weapon.” He taped the knife to the end of his rifle not a broom handle (did you forget to take your ritalin?). Its called a bayonet and they’ve been used for centuries you dumbfuck”

    Thank you for pointing this out. I edited the article and changed it once further scrutinizing the picture. I was laughing too hard at the Mexican stereotypes and the laughable plot. I must have missed this. Also, are bayonets attached with duct tape? If so, I must be mistaken at their efficacy.

    3. “yeah i didnt get the point of that whole story arc either”

    Surely, I mean, why would you?

    4. “Mexicans are alcoholics. This is a stereotype that the movie gleefully embraces.” What? since when was that a stereotype? and since when does offering someone one beer make you an alcoholic?

    Since when is that a stereotype? Since always.

    5. This wasnt as ridiculous as you make it sound. I think the athlete zombies are a lot more fun to watch than the other ones anyway.

    Well, it’s satire. None of this is as ridiculous as I make it sound. If it was a simple description of the movie; people would be just as bored reading it as I was watching it.

    “This article sucks ass. Partly because you didn’t even pay attention to the movie to satirize it well enough and partly because you just seem like a douchebag.”

    The guy not calling strangers childish names is the douche bag? Interesting definition……..

    Thanks for reading. Your “input” has proven to be valuable.

  • http://twitter.com/FakeJimLahey Patrick W. Cassady (@FakeJimLahey)

    I enjoyed this review quite a bit. It’s the best thing I’ve read on this young scrappy pup of a site,
    No one’s had much of anything good to say about this movie, might as well make with the funny. This film appears to be the classic casualty of attempting to adapt an unfilmable book into a crappy movie.
    And Marc Forster and his direction is most definitely hit or miss.
    Plus PG-13? Gross! in a post Walking Dead world, you gotta go hard R.
    “Rob Schneider is a stapler…”

  • http://www.edsgarageblog.com efpierce

    I don’t know what I liked better, the article itself or the comments about it! Good stuff, thanks for posting it. A lot of sites wouldn’t even let that get on in the first place, but you embraced it. :)