World War Z is my favorite zombie movie. Brad Pitt is excellent as a UN investigator brought out of retirement to help find a solution to the world’s zombie problem. He and his family live in Philadelphia but when the city is overrun, he drives them to Newark for safety. Having visited Newark a few times, that would not have been my choice. Brad is recused from the top of an apartment building in a helicopter and he joins a team trying to save the world. He visits Korea, Israel, and the UK. He finds there are zombies everywhere.
There is plenty of action and it is an enjoyable movie. The zombies are fast and hard to kill. The film looks good. It cost $190 million to make. It grossed more than $540 million worldwide. It is the highest-grossing film of Pitt's career and is the most successful zombie movie of all time. A sequel was announced shortly after the film's release in 2013, but in 2019 it was canceled, reportedly due to budget issues. The end of the movie was a little anticlimactic, perhaps because its makers expected there to be a sequel. Probably by 2019, most people had probably seen enough shows about zombies on TV.
The film was directed by Marc Forster who is best known for Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, and Christopher Robin.