1st reactions from World War Z screening hint we might be in for a surprise

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May 23, 2013

After all the rewrites and reshoots, the 2.0 version of World War Z finally had its first public screening — and the results might surprise you.

The Brad Pitt zombie epic is riding a wave of positively terrible press, after having the entire third act rewritten and reshot because the original cut essentially lacked an ending. So what’s the buzz on the first screening?

Apparently the finished product wasn’t half bad. Some initial reactions from the event have popped up on Twitter, and those in attendance seem to have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that it wasn’t terrible.

In fact, it sounds like pinch hitter Damon Lindelof might’ve actually fixed this one up quite nicely: 

World War Z: a big, solid zombie movie. Makes up for in scope what it lacks in blood.

— Scott Collura (@ScottIGN) May 23, 2013

Just saw World War Z. Sooo much better than World War A-Y. #WorldWarZ

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 23, 2013

World War Z will probably be the most intense movie you will see this summer...I was shocked it was that good. So much for those re-shoots.

— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) May 23, 2013

Just got a chance to see #WorldWarZ it's so cool. I love #Zombies !!!!!!!!!

— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 23, 2013

So after all that fuss, 'World War Z' turned out to be a surprisingly effective zombie thriller.

— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) May 23, 2013

Saw World War Z. Not at all the disaster it's been made out to be. It's entertaining and will do fine. So there, negative buzz,

— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) May 23, 2013

So, was World War Z exactly like the book? No, but I felt it captured much of the flavor, and man, does it have some intense sequences.

— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) May 23, 2013

After all the trouble, do you think this one could actually turn out to be pretty good?

(Via Comic Book Movie)