‘World War Z’ Super Bowl Trailer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 5th, 2013 at 1:44 pm,

Football fans will be happy to see the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens tear each other apart during the Super Bowl this weekend, but movie fans will be looking for a different kind of carnage: the zombie invasion of Brad Pitt’s World War Z.

Paramount just released a new 30-second trailer for the film to coincide with the big game. The spot doesn’t show much that hasn’t been seen in previous trailers, focusing primarily on the discovery of the zombie epidemic and highlighting some of the film’s bigger action sequences. There is one new piece of action – a terrifying plane crash.

Fans of the original book by Max Brooks have expressed concern over World War Z, worrying that the movie will be an action extravaganza that doesn’t capture the social commentary in the book. However, there are several things working in the movie’s favor.

The first is its star, Brad Pitt. Among A-List actors, Pitt is one of the best around and has the resume to back it up. The other is its director, Marc Forster. Forster’s background includes several successful films, including Monster’s Ball, Quantum of Solace, and even the offbeat comedy Stranger Than Fiction. He’s an interesting choice to direct the film and could bring a level of depth to the movie that hasn’t been seen yet in the trailers.

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That being said, World War Z did run into some worrying high-profile rewrites and delays during production – it even had its release date pushed back (three of the reasons we named it a risky box office bet). Needless to say, the movie will be one of the most closely watched of 2013.

What do you think of the Super Bowl trailer compared to the full-length trailer? Let us know in the comments.

World War Z hits theaters June 21st, 2013.


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  1. Pretty short. But $3.8 million for 30 seconds is a lot so i understand why they wont do a longer one. Im sure the second trailer will be out a couple weeks after the superbowl.

  2. Huh, I didn’t know World War Z was going to be in 3D.

  3. They really, really need to change the name of this movie. It has nothing to do with the book and frankly looks like a disgrace compared to it. I wouldn’t be surprised if this got 5% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    • I agree entirely. Well said.

  4. Haven’t read the book,so it doesn’t matter to me !
    Just from the Trailers this looks really awesome,and hope they have just a lot of Cool Zombie Action in it !

  5. It didn’t really look like the books that it was supposed to be based on, and the zombies looked more like flood waters than zombies.

    I have no plans on seeing this movie unless is streaming on netflix, and there is nothing else to watch.

  6. The biggest thing putting me off this movie, other than it misusing the name, is sprinting zombies.

  7. Yeah, this movie seems to be just about the exact opposite of what the book was. Ah, well… looks fun, though. Just ignore the title.

  8. Rewrites, reshoots, poor editing and scenes that don’t make sense(truck smashing cop at 50 mph through a clearly packed traffic jam). This has bad written all over it. Which is very sad given how awesome the book is.

    • I could pick that whole sequence apart like few others on here. That entire sequence happens in Philadelphia.

      I was born and raised in Philly, don’t even let me tell you whats wrong the movie.

      • Wrong. That whole sequence was shot in Glasgow, Scotland my friend.

    • one of many flaws in the trailer.

  9. am really fed up of everyone bashing everything when it comes to movies based on books or the original source material when would I lean that no directer or writer would copy cat the source material everyone interprets everything differently and always like to put there unique spin on it sometimes its good to hope that the stuff that made the source material ionic and awesome made it into the movie ….

    • @Kman

      It is not the source material is different from what is on film.

      It is the fact, 95% of the movie was never in, based, read, or written into the book.

      Anyone who has never read the books. I suggest you do, and when you get to the Battle of Yonkers, you will see how hopeless the outlook is for Humanity.

    • This is Hollywood cashing in on a book’s name. This has nothing to do with the source material whatsoever. This isn’t a poor visual representation of a literary novel. This is a completely different story capitalizing on a popular name.

  10. I could accept Running Zombies, as the vast majority of people who are changed would still have their motor skills. They are re-animated. Rigor has not set in, and therefore they would still be at the physical peak, or limitations.

    They would still run, and with a need to feed driving them, they would be relentless, they would not suffer from fatigue, they would not get tired, they would not get sore, they would not let up on their pursuit of food.

    Now when rigor sets in, they will slow down, and when rigor subsides they would still be mobile, just not as fast.

    Zombies were never a threat when in small cluster, it is when they are in mass that makes this scary, slow lumbering Zombies has always been more dangerous because you are over confident in taking them out, but when they start coming in slow hordes, and you then get the feeling that you are doomed. Running Zombies just says you are going to die faster, slow Zombies just means your fate is going to be slower, and the thoughts of what is going to happen to you makes you panic more.

  11. Thats an expensive price for 30 odd seconds.

    • Yeah, especially considering that there wasn’t any new footage (sorry, Kofi. ;) ) in there (as far as I remember). If they shell out that much dough for a silly little TV spot, they could at least show some new stuff.

  12. Those Doritos Zombie Commercials look hilarious!

  13. I just saw a bunch of people running.

  14. Yeah after seeing the trailer once I already know it will not follow the book which is fine cause the book itself was epic. As long as they can make a good zombie movie I am fine with them stealing the title from a book of which they are not drawing any material from. LOL

  15. im down for it and so are the rest you crybabies.

  16. braaaawwwhhhhh trailer….

  17. This looks terrible. My opinion doesn’t even reflect the relation to the book.