Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a man trying to stop a plague that's infecting the populace and turning them into zombies. Meanwhile he also needs to fight off the victims in a battle of world war proportions.
Why Is World War Z Rated PG-13?
World War Z is rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images
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Violence: News-type clips portray riots, wild beasts attacking and eating others, dead animals and disturbing natural events. Violent portrayals include a man being smashed by a vehicle, zombies attacking others, utter chaos in the streets, looting and characters threatening others with guns. A character accidentally shots himself. Bodies are seen hanging on a fence. Other corpses have been burned. Zombies clamor over one another in order to scale a wall. Bodies fall out of a plane before it crashes. A man is impaled with a piece of metal during the crash. Scenes of beating, stabbing, gunfire, bombings and explosion are shown. A character has her hand cut off. Other depictions of dismemberment and mutilation are shown. Characters engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat.
Sexual Content: Family members embrace and kiss.
Language: The script contains a partial strong sexual expletive, infrequent scatological slang, profanities and some vulgar language.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks to deal with pain. Alcohol is also poured on a wound as an antiseptic. A character is injected with a deadly virus.
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The popularity of zombie tales is soaring, fueling movies like Warm Bodies. Other plagues infect the world in I Am Legend and Contagion. And alien beings takeover the minds of humans leaving them in a zombie-like state in The Invasion.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Home Video Notes: World War Z
Release Date: 17 September 2013
World War Z releases to home video in a 2D Unrated Cut (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) or 3D Theatrical Cut (plus 2D Unrated Cut) (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include the following extras:
- Origins: The filmmakers discuss collaborating with actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a Zombie film.
- Looking to Science: Explore the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and learn more about Zombies in literature and film.
- WWZ Production: Outbreak, The Journey Begins, Behind the Wall, and Camouflage.