@Healer: Couldn't agree more, although I'm a bit tougher on their betraying of the book's themes and style. Yes, it's just a trailer, and yes it's probably too early to make hard line judgements. But I remember hearing that they were making WWZ into a movie, and I was fucking pumped for it! I loved the book; I thought it was a brilliantly new take on the genre. And then the trailer was nothing but a huge disappointment. Aside from zombies and the fact that it takes place in modern day, it bears no resemblance to World War Z. Where's the international world-wide perspective? The slow societal decay as governments fall, and humans are forced to take the impending apocalypse seriously? The retrospective interviews of grim survivors? The realistic perspective?
Why is Brad Pitt some kind of heroic badass? What happened to the historian/interviewer Max Brooks? Why are the zombies running? How the hell did a huge swarm of them get into central Manhattan without anybody noticing?
Most importantly, why does this take place during the war, and not ten years after it?
Maybe I'm wrong, but from that trailer, I don't think I am.
@Shjade: I can certainly see your point. But I got to side with Healer on this one. Humanity (mostly) kept its cool despite being nearly overwhelmed. They got their shit together, implemented the Redeker (sp?) plan, and took the planet back. By the end of the book, the zombies are being systematically exterminated. If they make a comeback, it won't be for hundreds of years, long enough for the lessons humanity learned in the War Z to be forgotten.
Of course, we could get down to semantics and debate what victory actually means. Ya, our population was depleted, our infrastructure ravaged, borders shattered and cities burned. But in a zombie apocalypse, victory simply means survival. Otherwise, it wouldn't be an apocalypse. If we can survive the end of the world, I'd say that deserves a cigar.