Zombies causes chaos in World War Z. It is an epic movie with a B movie premise. Humans are threatened to be extinct by the fast spreading plague. The zombies here are unconventional in the way they move. Just like everything in the movie, they move at a very fast pace.
At the start of World War Z, Gerry (Brad Pitt) and Karen (Mireille Enos) are feeding their kids and putting them into the car. Then they are stuck in a traffic jam as downtown Philadelphia is swarmed by the undead. It feels like the flood of zombie never ends.
Director Marc Foster brings the chaos to viewers by putting the camera on the ground and carried by the crowd. At some point he shows an aerial view of the chaos on the street. Gerry tries his best to get his family airlifted out of the commotion caused by the zombies by using his credentials as a former investigator for the United Nations. He confesses that he is not a hero and just want to save his loved ones.
The first act of World War Z can merit a full movie by itself. Cities are falling apart from the hordes of zombies. As an individual, the undead are mindless. But as a group, they become dangerous masses that can go over any obstacle that block their way.
Gerry, who is coaxed by his former boss back into service and discover how the zombie apocalypse started, goes to a research facility where he can test his theory that can save us humans. He is joined by an Israeli soldier, played by Daniella Kertesz.
One other thing that differentiates World War Z from the average zombie movie is the lack of gore in it. There are no close ups of zombies chewing on their victims’ brains. Instead, viewers are treated with the constant threat right from the traffic jam until the end.