World War Z stands out from standard Summer blockbuster fare in that it doesn’t simply jump from set piece to set piece in the hopes that the audience will forget what a story is.

That’s not to say World War Z has a tremendously compelling story, but it does have the right elements to make it a successful Summer flick: high stakes, clearly outlined objectives, and an awareness of its own flashy destruction.

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If you have either eyeballs or earballs, you know that Apocalyptic, End of the World, Doomsday Raptureporn is all the rage in Hollywood these days.

You’ve got your World War Zs, your Oblivions, your Seeking a Friend For the End of the Worlds.

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The dazzling commercials for this sure-to-be box office smash proclaim that it's going to be the summer of Gatsby. But does it live up to enormous expectations?

While there's sure to be a division of opinions between literary purists, Luhrmann fans, and regular ol' moviegoers, there is simply no doubt that this film is a piece of work.

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