World War Z

Theatrical Release: June 21, 2013
World War Z


The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

Dove Review

This film is surely better than many zombie movies in that it deals with an entire world pulling together to halt the zombies from spreading their rabies and infecting the mass population. It features suspense and fine actors, particularly Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, who has to leave his family to help the government in its attempt to defeat the zombies. He travels to north of Bermuda as well as Jerusalem in Israel. Pitt plays Gerry as a compassionate man who has the nerve to cut off a woman’s hand to save her life after she is bitten by a zombie. Still, it is disappointing that it features several utterances of strong language and the violence level definitely places it outside of our “family friendly” perimeters.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: GD-5; G/OMG-6; J-1; F-1; H-5; H (as a place)-2; S-5; BS-1; B-2; A-3
Violence: A lot of violence although comparatively little blood; violence including zombies biting humans and attacking them; car crashes; explosions and fires; many characters shot and killed; animal eating carcasses of other animals; animals attacking and killing other animals; an officer on a motor bike bumps a car and then later the officer is hit and killed; helicopter shoots at zombies; a man trips and shoots himself and he dies; people fall a long distance in city; a man sets off a grenade to kill zombies and he sacrifices his own life; a plane crash results in several zombies and people dying; a man uses a crow bar on a zombie.
Drugs: Bottle of alcohol seen; people raid drug store and pick up prescriptions and drugs for their medical needs; beer drinking; man drinking alcohol; a woman drinks alcohol to number her pain from losing a hand.
Nudity: None
Other: A few jump scenes involving the zombies and one which the zombie lunges toward the screen; a girl has an asthma attack.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan & Drew Goddard
Director: Marc Forster
Producer: Ian Bryce
Genre: Action
Runtime: 116 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter