Movie reviews: ‘World War Z,’ ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ ‘The Call’

  • Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:01 a.m.

‘World War Z’

If you liked the zombie movies of the past then World War Z may give you pause. 

The acting of Brad Pitt and supporting cast is quite good.  

The premise of some type of mutant virus that in less than eight seconds can turn you into a rabid human willing to bite and infect anyone is a bit out there. 

Yet it is the implausibility of zombism and the use of transplants, vaccines and other things derived from the dead, which makes this possibility worth keeping an inquiring mind.

“World War Z” is currently playing in theaters.

‘Jack the Giant Slayer’

“Jack the Giant Slayer” is better told and more entertaining than the original Benjamin Tabart print version in 1807 Jack and The Beanstalk. 

All who remember this bedtime story will be captivated by the imagery of giants in a place so foreign to our sensibilities with the search for an adventure featuring true love played out so beautifully. 

Thinking of men in basketball who are over 7 feet tall or a known person who is entering her teens with two heads, one has to wonder if much that has been termed myth might have a tad of truth to its substance. 

Thinking of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the poignant meanings of the crown takes on new life in this adventure suitable for all family members of any age.

Take your kids of any age and family to this movie for a delightful treat.

“Jack the Giant Slayer” is now available on DVD.

‘The Call’

Halle Berry takes “The Call” to a level not experienced since “The Silence of the Lambs.” 

Though many have missed it, Berry makes this thriller an Oscar winner within the realm of possibility for anyone, particularly young carefree and often careless young women and their parents. 

The life of a 911 operator can indeed have its share of challenges, but so too is that for young teens eager to be free of parental authority when it is their guidance they may need most. 

Watch it.  Be amazed as well as surprised by an unexpected ending with a twist with which women can relate.

“The Call” is currently out on DVD.

Movie reviews written by Salisbury resident Dr. Ada Fisher.

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