Box Office Mom: World War Z

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Rating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 buckets

Release Date: June 21, 2013

MPAA Rating: PG13

Best Age Group: 13+

Sexual Content: Mild

Violent Content: Excessive

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

Drugs and Alcohol Content: Mild

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Gnashing their teeth, devouring humans and swarming in hordes with hopes to destroy the world. That's who Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) had to contend with...Zombies. World War Z centers around the life of former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane. He was once in war zones and dealt with several crisis', and now it was time to focus on his wife and kids. However, when confronted by a world wide pandemic of zombies, he was the man who could save humanity, he had the experience and the skill, he was the man for the job! 

The film was very well done! It seemed so real with great actors and amazing special effects.
Gerry (Brad Pitt) was a loving father and husband. He risked his life to help others, with hopes to save the world from the awful pandemic.
There were a lot of explosions, and character's shot and mutilated. This film may be disturbing for some kids; see more details in the violent content.
Sexual Content: None
Violent Content: Excessive

• As the zombies attack, we see hordes of people running and screaming trying to find safety.
• We see the zombies bite and attack innocent people, though we don't see a lot of close up shots.
• We see humans firing guns point blank at zombies and trying to fight off the creatures.
• People are attacked and bitten by zombies. Once bitten, a victim is transformed within 12 seconds to a zombie. The transformation was disturbing to see.
• We see Gerry fighting off the zombies and crushing their skulls.
• When a soldier's hand was bitten by a zombie, we see Gerry chop of her appendage, before the venom could spread.
• We see a plane crash and the victims falling to the ground. After the crash we see Gerry agonizing with pain, as a piece of metal is stuck in his side.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
• Words such as; "sh-t," "h---," "a--," "b--ch," and "b--tard were said several times each throughout the film.

Drugs and Alcohol Content: Mild
• We see character's drinking beer.
• Gerry injects himself with a drug.

Will Kids Like It? Yes
• Kids that like horror films, will most likely be captivated by this movie.

World War Z is a zombie, action packed thriller movie. Depending on the kid, and whether they like this type of movie, I feel this is appropriate for kids ages 13 and up. Parents need to be aware of the excessive violence throughout the film.

Courtesy: Jackie Solberg,

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