From the desk of The Movie Snob.
World War Z (B). Zombie-apocalypse movies come and go, but not many can boast the star power of Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading). For that matter, not many zombie movies also serve double-duty as big wet kisses to the U.N., but this one does. Pitt plays a retired U.N troubleshooter who gets called back into active duty when a standard zombie plague threatens the survival of mankind. He jets all over the world, searching for some way to defeat or at least defend against the ravenous undead. Needless to say, he has lots of narrow escapes from creepy zombies along the way. I thought it was an enjoyable movie, although it was almost spoiled by one scene in which the human defenders act so ridiculously stupidly that I would’ve thrown my popcorn at the screen if I had had any popcorn. (For The Borg Queen’s review of this movie, click here.)