World War Z
A U.N. employee races against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the spread of a deadly zombie pandemic. As the undead hordes gain strength across the globe, governments topple and Earth stands on the brink of total social collapse.
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- Marc Forster
PG-13Intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 7.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access. The Blu-ray version is only available as Unrated.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that World War Z is an action/thriller movie about a worldwide zombie outbreak that's based on the bestselling novel by Max Brooks and stars Brad Pitt. It tones down the blood and gore that are trademarks of most zombie movies, instead focusing on chase sequences and lots of shootings (including children), explosions, and dead bodies. It's intense, but it's not overly graphic -- though a plane crash sequence does result in a key character being injured, with a piece of metal sticking out of his stomach, and other scenes include a woman's arm being cut off (no blood) and people choosing suicide over infection. Language is sparse but features a few uses of "s--t" and other words. Some vodka is used as a painkiller (and a cleaner) while the main character cleans and dresses a wound, and Pepsi and Mountain Dew are definitely used for product placement.
- Sexual Content
- Images of a married couple being comfortable with each other, sleeping in the same bed, kissing, etc.
- Less blood and gore than a typical zombie movie -- much of the violence takes place off screen -- but there are many fast-paced zombie attacks and lots of shootings (including children) and explosions. The attacks are intense. There's also a brutal plane crash that leaves a key character impaled through the stomach with a chunk of metal. A character chops a woman's arm off to prevent her from being infected (no blood shown). Some characters commit suicide rather than become zombies. Another character accidentally slips and shoots himself. Rotting corpses covered in white ashes are shown. Many characters die.
- Language isn't constant, but "s--t" is used a few times, as well as "bastard," "bitch," "ass," "damn," "hell," "oh my God," and "goddamn."
- Social Behavior
- The movie supports using your intellect to solve a conflict, rather than just fighting. It's about solving a very complicated problem against terrible odds and not giving up. The goal involves finding a tool for the fight, rather than a solution or a cure.
- A Mountain Dew can is prominently shown -- the main character accidentally kicks it while trying to be quiet. Later, he stops to drink a Pepsi from a soda machine and then lets loose dozens of Pepsi cans from the machine for a distraction. Budweiser bottles are also shown.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The main character accepts a beer in one scene but isn't seen drinking it. On an airplane, he gives vodka to a woman to numb her pain while he changes a dressing. He also uses it to clean his hands and clean the wound.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it