When I first heard about this movie, I was honestly quite excited. With Brad Pitt as a producer and the scale of what his name attached would mean for the budget and production values (i.e., CGI, other stars, etc.), it couldn't possibly go wrong, right? Well, no. Not right. This movie, so loosely based on the Max Brooks masterpiece novel that the only things they share are in title and, possibly, some of the characters, was so far removed from the original work that Max Brooks should be ashamed of himself for selling the rights to Hollywood. Giving the benefit of the doubt to Mr Brooks, perhaps he imagined that it would stay at least somewhat faithful to his novel, book-to-big-screen translation difficulties aside. I suppose one good thing about this movie is the enormous amount of attention it brought to the novel, though I suspect many who later bought and read it were terribly disappointed with the fact that it's NOTHING like that which they were expecting. But, at least people are reading, which is forever a good thing.
Imagine what could have been accomplished if those involved had instead made this into a limited series? HBO or Showtime or whatever... That would have been something special. This movie is not. My advice? If you have yet to see it, please consider waiting until it's free on some streaming service, but don't waste your money on it otherwise.