Trailer: World War Z

November 13, 2012

Looks like the ultimate Zombie movie. With Brad Pitt.

I’m sure that the world must look like a zombie movie to  disappointed culture warriors who put their hopes on Romney to stem the tide of Godless heathen takers and tokers.

Washington Post:

She had devoted her life to causes she believed were at the heart of her faith and at the core of her Republican Party. She counseled young married families at church, spoke about right to life in area schools and became a stay-at-home mom with two daughters.

Now, in a single election night, parts of her country had legalized marijuana, approved gay marriage and resoundingly reelected a president who she worried would “accelerate our decline.”

Everything in her version of America had confirmed her predictions: the confident anchors on Fox News; the Republican pollsters so sure of their data; the two-hour line outside her voting precinct, where Romney supporters hugged and honked for her handmade signs during a celebration that lasted until the results started coming in after sundown. Romney’s thorough defeat had come more as a shock than as a disappointment, and now Cox stared at the actual results on her computer and tried to imagine what the majority of her country believed.

In other post election years, the reflexive journalistic response is always to to draw mirror-image equivalence between two sides of the political chasm. That was the clueless response to complaints of democratic voters in say, 2000, or 2004. This year, an emerging theme is the degree to which republican voters were not only shocked by losing, they were brought up short by an abrupt collision with a larger reality that existed completely at odds with their Fox News mediated bubble world.

Whether its enough of a shock to awaken the real-life zombies, is yet to be sorted out.


3 Responses to “Trailer: World War Z”

  1. Those zombe GHGs…..

  2. rayduray Says:

    World War Z appears to lack any sense of humor. How amazing that I can regard myself as old-fashioned for preferring the tongue-in-cheek silliness of 1996’s “Mars Attacks!”. Now there was a threat to really get worked up about!

    Speaking of a future that seems to be an un-forecast nightmare, out here in the Pacific Northwest a new controversy is brewing over coal industry plans to ship Wyoming to Wuhan:

    Just as industry has found a way to finally curtain the massive pollution of our planet with CO2 from coal due to the exploitation of tight shale gas formations, the coal industry refuses to die and comes up with an even more outrageous planet-wrecking scam.

    We’re doomed as a species. We can’t even think our way out of brown paper bag let alone the largest looming catastrophe humanity has ever faced with our obvious and willful destruction of Holocene climate stability.

  3. neilrieck Says:

    Brad Pitt’s movie trailer reminded me of numerous scenarios found in “Resident Evil 6”. We all recognize the basic story line: Government is messing around with biological research to produce a better soldier; government research gets out of control, leaves the lab, infects the world. Same basic story line as the one used by Mary Shelley in her book “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”. Zombies are just a cautionary tail for our time 🙂

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